Let’s face it. Kids are messy.
But your life as a mom doesn’t have to be with the help of these mom cleaning hacks to save your sanity.
The key is finding tips & tricks that are quick and easy yet effective – we’ve got some awesome ones to share with you today.
1. Best Way to Clean Baseboards
Even when you don’t have kids, cleaning baseboards is a nightmare. This post takes all the guesswork out and teaches you the best way to clean them everytime! (via The Country Chic Cottage)
2. Non-Toxic Trick to Remove Crayon from the Walls
A clean house is important, but the health of our kids is much more important! That’s why I love this simple and easy and NON-TOXIC way to remove crayon from walls when your little one takes the advice of coloring outside the lines a bit too literally. (via Ask Anna Moseley)
3. Simple Chore Chart System to Teach Kids to Help with Cleaning
It’s important to teach kids that they need to help with keeping the house clean. In fact, this may also teach them to be more careful and not create careless messes. This simple chore chart and reward system is a fun way to get them involved with keeping the house clean as a team! (via Clean Mama)
4. Kid’s Chore Kits with Printables for Each Room
Speaking of having the kids help out…Turn clean up time into a fun game where everyone has to grab a bin and go finish their cleaning checklist before time runs out! (via Joyful Homemaking)
5. Is it “Mom” Clean? Cleaning Checklist for Kids
Love this funny take on a cleaning checklist that requires kids to think over whether their room is “mom clean.” (via A Girl and a Glue Gun)
6. Quickly Clean Kids Toys Using the Dishwasher
Toys can be a breeding ground for yucky germs and since young kiddos are constantly putting toys in their mouths, it is important to clean toys regularly. The quickest and easiest of mom cleaning hacks to clean plastic toys? Throw them in the dishwasher! (via Fun Cheap or Free)
7. How to Clean Kids Toys without Chemicals
Keep your kids safe from germs AND harsh chemicals and use this fantastic cleaning hack to clean their toys. Plus, it is WAY cheaper than fancy green cleaning solutions that do the exact same thing but with a pretty label slapped on the front. (via Ask Anna Moseley)
8. 25 Alternative Uses for Baby Wipes
If you’re a mom of a baby or toddler, chances are you’ve got baby wipes around the house. Learn how to use them to their full potential with the clever ideas from this post. I also adore her hack on what to do with the empty baby wipe storage containers. (via Lil Luna)
9. How to Clean a Car Seat
With so many nooks and crannies, your child’s car seat is just asking to gather grime and it is not an easy task to get clean for the same reason. This post teaches you to quickest and most effective way to finally stop putting it off and get that car seat clean! (via Ask Anna Moseley)
10. Weird Bathtub Cleaning Trick That’s Easy and Effective
If someone told you to clean your bathtub with a broom, you might think they were crazy. But don’t knock it till you try it. Stop wasting time wiping down your big tub by hand and get out a clean broom for the job and a little dishwashing soap. You’ll be done in no time! (via One Good Thing by Jillee)
11. Clean Your Child’s Legos in the Washing Machine 1x/Month
Another easily forgotten thing to clean is legos! The thought of cleaning out every crevice of the hundreds of pieces can be daunting to say the least. That’s why we’re loving this next tip on our list of mom cleaning hacks: throw all your kids legos in the washing machine in a fine mesh bag once a month to keep them looking like new! (via Life as Mama)
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Which of these mom cleaning hacks is going to save you the most time and frustration?