How to Teach Good Cleaning Habits

Being a parent means you do it all: the diaper changes, the feedings, the late nights and early mornings, the homework help, the chauffeuring, and for the majority of the time, the cleaning. Kids have a knack for making messes, and usually it’s up to the grown-ups to figure out how to tackle and prevent them. There comes a time, however, when we can get the little ones involved in the cleaning process as well. Read on for our tips on integrating healthy cleaning habits into kids’ lives, as well as age appropriate tasks that they can successfully accomplish. Let…

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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…

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Beat the Heat: Summer Mess Solutions

In the summertime heat, we all try to find ways to make the most of the weather (and the kids’ time off from school). Whether you’re camping, hosting a barbeque or swimming, messes can happen. You don’t have to give up your favorite hot-weather past-times just to avoid a mess. Read on to explore the ways that you can have fun (and keep clean!) this summer. Camping We’ve made some of our favorite memories when camping with our families, but roughing it in the woods often requires an assortment of gear and planning (well, for mom at least). While your…

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Gain Independence from Pet Stains this 4th of July

The fireworks display every 4th of July may be a grand spectacle for us, but for our pets it can often be a major source of stress. Even the most well behaved pets have the potential to not act like themselves in a panicked situation. Take these steps to extra pet-proof your home in preparation for fireworks and learn how to deal with the (hopefully minimal) aftermath. To Prepare: -Use child-proof latches to secure cabinets and drawers. In a panic, dogs may claw at doors to find some kind of escape. Keep the contents protected by taking these measures. -Remove…

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Put The Spring Back In Your Cleaning Step

Spring is in full swing, which means more time playing outside, longer days, more adventures- and bigger messes! As the kids and pets head outdoors for an afternoon of adventure, their return is often marked by muddy paw prints, dirty clothes, and some not so fresh smells! Here are a few of our favorite tips for tackling the mess:   Arm yourself with Enzymes Enzymes work without you, so choose a non-toxic, enzyme-based cleaner like KIDS ‘N’ PETS All-Purpose Stain & Odor Remover to give clothes, couches, and carpets new life. Spray on spots or add to your laundry detergent or…

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Flu Season: It’s Not Over Yet

  There’s no doubt that this flu season has been one more the books and, unfortunately, we mean that in the worst possible way. News outlets are reporting that while this flu season may have finally peaked, we’re not out the woods quite yet. While there isn’t much you can do to avoid flu season altogether, you don’t have to be left with the stains and odors that are inevitable when little ones get sick. As a reminder, here are a few of our favorite tips for tackling the flu: Tip 1: If you suspect the stomach flu is about…

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