Does it ever seem like whenever we clean up one mess, another mess starts to create itself? Everything is sticky somehow and you don’t know where to start? Today we have some brand new #parentinggoals to aspire to. Even if your kids are young, they may be old enough to start learning good habits. Fortunately, we have a few easy cleanup tips that don’t use any harsh chemicals on kid-friendly surfaces, and they might be just fun enough that the kids will actually have fun helping out.
What’s a safe way to clean sensitive surfaces like food-prep areas or kids’ toys?
Whether Mom and Dad are prepping meals on their adult-sized countertop or the kids stuffed animals are getting a feast in their own tiny kitchen, both surfaces can be cleaned quickly and safely. Simply spray Boulder Clean All Purpose Spray on a damp sponge or directly onto the surface and give those countertops a good wipe-down. Then give them a second wipe with a clean, damp sponge or reusable cloth and you’re good to go, whether you’re about to feed a hungry kid or a hungry stuffed animal horse. With Boulder Clean’s non-toxic and plant-based cleaners, you don’t have to worry about your kid breathing, smelling or touching anything they shouldn’t.
How do you clean smelly stuffed animals?
When a favorite stuffed horse has a long (and dirty) day, he needs a quick stay at the Spa (aka Laundry Room). To freshen up toys, we have a few options depending on how hard that plush Pony has played. For a light wash or to remove specific stains, spray Boulder Clean Oxi-Spray onto the area and give it a rub with a sponge or reusable cloth with your “Spa Assistant” and enjoy the relaxing scent of Meyer Lemons. For days when Pony seems unrecognizable, throw him in the wash with a Boulder Clean Laundry Detergent Pack. Luckily you don’t have to worry about little hands in the bag with our child-proof locking zipper. After a spin in the wash, let the toys relax for 15 minutes, then take them out and give them a quick rub-over with a clean towel. That should keep them clean until, oh… dinnertime.
How can you get kids excited to put away their things?
We can’t help you if your son is still flat-out refusing to eat a vegetable, but we can help with his messy room. One of the easiest (and sneakiest) ways to get your kids excited about cleaning up is by turning it into a game. Give each child their own tote bag and tell them to show you how quickly they can pick up the pieces of their doll’s expansive wardrobe. Or you can hang small, soft baskets at child level and let them race to fill each one up with toys. Who’s the real winner every time? You.