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Cleaning Up After Little Ones

When you have little ones, you automatically have your hands full. Whether you’re making meals, running them to school and back, taking them to their clubs and extracurricular activities, keeping them occupied on the weekends or anything else. It’s not all too surprising, then, that many of us feel like we barely have any time on our hands to keep on top of all of the mess and housework they make as well! When it comes down to it, even the tidiest and best behaved children will leave a mess behind, but there are a number of steps you can take to help yourself keep on top of any domestic duties you may have. Here are some suggestions to help you out!

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Professional Car Cleaning

If you drive your little ones around, chances are, your car’s interior is going to experience a little wear and tear. Whether that’s a result of car sickness, not making it to a toilet in time, spilled drinks, muddy shoes or anything else, dirt is going to build up in the seats and carpets. It’s a good idea to add a monthly professional car clean into your budget to help with this. Sure, you can clean your car yourself, but this is time consuming and you may not have the required equipment and cleaning products. Instead, many car washes are accessible and can see your car shining again, inside and out, within the hour.

Professional Carpet Cleaning

Carpets tend to go through similar wear and tear as car interiors. Sure, you can run the vacuum around, but this will pick up surface dirt rather than really washing and rinsing ground in dirt from the pile. There are plenty of professional carpet cleaning machines you can hire to help with the job. Good quality, expert truck mounted carpet cleaners can really lift dirt out of the pile and leave your carpets feeling fresh and new. There are also specialist products for particularly hard to remove stains, such as blackcurrant juice, marker pens and more.

Walls

Have your little ones drawn on your walls? For many children, house walls look like one, big, tempting canvas. But unfortunately, most adults don’t appreciate little one’s artworks sprawled over the house. If you find that your kid manages to unleash their artistic side, you may find that you need to repaint. When repainting, consider paints that are specially made with children in mind. These wipe clean, which is useful for removing prints from grubby hands touching the walls as well.

These are just a few pieces of advice that should help you to tackle some of the biggest messes that kids make within the house and even while you’re out and about. Hopefully, some will come in useful. Keep the ideas in the back of your mind and make sure you have contacts or suppliers on hand for when you do need anything!