Tackling Back to School Messes–The Easy Way!

We may still be enjoying the best of summer (pass the poolside popsicles please!) but kids everywhere are starting to head back to school. We all know that the stains and messes that occur throughout the school day are as inevitable as homework (sorry, kids…). Read on to learn how to tackle them with ease.

Arts and Crafts

We’ve all been there: a “forgotten” science project that’s due the next day leads to a last minute trip to the craft store and paint splatters on the new rug. Don’t worry, we have a few tricks up our sleeve for any kind of disaster your little artist creates. If there is a glue spill that has hardened, you may be able to take a pair of scissors and scrape the glue off of the carpet. However, this only really works if you have short, coarse carpet fibers. If your carpet is longer but the glue has hardened on top of it, start by placing a thin cloth over the spot and run a hot iron over the surface. This should turn the glue back into a liquid and make it easy to soak up into a rag or paper towel. For “accidental” paint stains on the carpet, soak the affected area with KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover and leave for 5 minutes to let the product work the stain. If the stain is a bit older, be sure to leave the product on for a bit longer. When the time’s up, wipe away with a clean cloth and voila! (Psst, tell Picasso to find a new canvas next time!)

Food Stains

Back to school also means treats and sweets to kick off another great year! After each classmate’s birthday celebration, the valentine’s day gifts and orange cupcakes for Halloween, we can almost guarantee a few spills and stain along the way. To tackle chocolate stains as well as other food stains on their clothes, saturate the affected area with KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All-Purpose Stain and Odor Remover before any other products to increase effectiveness. Then, launder as usual. Since KIDS ‘N’ PETS is non-toxic and safe to use around children, there’s no need to worry about using the product on your kids clothing! There is no doubt that chewing gum will be passed around the classroom, which can be deadly to new shirts and pants if you do not know how to effectively remove it. To disarm the stickiness of the gum, place the garment in a plastic bag and store it in the freezer just long enough for the gum to harden. After it’s frozen, begin to remove the gum by lifting the outer edges with a butter knife, working your way in slowly as to not tear the fabric.

Playground Messes

Recess is not only the highlight of every child’s school day, but is also necessary to let them release some energy and enjoy some fresh air. Whether they’re swinging from the monkey bars, going down the slides or running towards home plate on the baseball diamond, there’s no telling what kind of damage they’ll do to their clothes. When grass and dirt stains are standing face to face with KIDS ‘N’ PETS, however, they’ll never stand a chance. Simply saturate the stain with KIDS ‘N’ PETS Instant All- Purpose Stain and Odor Remover and let it sit out for about 5 minutes. After it’s done soaking, launder the garment as you usually would and it’ll be good as new!

Whether this is your first time sending a child to school or you’re a pro at the whole “back to school” thing, KIDS ‘N’ PETS is here to help you with all of your cleaning needs. Take a look at what other customers are saying about our products here.