20 Clever Cleaning Tricks Every Parent Should Know


Cleaning is a part of life. It is inevitable. You have to keep your home clean and organized or else you’ll be living in utter chaos. For many adults, that’s no problem. You have a certain amount of chores that you do, and your house stays pretty clean. Once a week or so is sufficient, with dishes and laundry being done as needed. Add kids to the equation, and it becomes a whole new ballgame. You’ll likely be cleaning things that you never in your life thought you would have to. I know that I have run into some doozies since I had children. There have been some hits and misses, but I came across this article at Diply.com that has compiled many fantastic tips and tricks that are a must-have for any parent. I don’t know one person with kids that have never experienced the dreaded crayon drawing on the wall. Many go about it the wrong way, simply smearing it in or ruining their paint. Would you believe that a simple paste of baking soda and water removes it easily? Baking soda is also an ingredient in the fantastic stain remover for those unfortunate nights when someone has an accident in their bed. If you have never used baby wipes in a pinch to clean countertops, a toilet, or stovetop, I might question if you are really a parent at all! And the best tip of all, hands down, that would’ve saved me hours upon hours of time throughout my children’s lives is to use a dustpan to pick up small toys. All the days of spending 30 minutes picking up Legos, or other small playthings could have been spent doing other things! These are just a few amazing tips.