It comes with the territory ― being a parent means living with toy clutter, clunky baby gear and yes, marks and stains on your once pristine furniture, clothes and walls.
But you have ways to get around this. For one, picking kid-friendly surfaces in darker colours, getting leather instead of fabric couches, while using wash-and-wear paint on walls can help hide stains and spills.
And accept the inevitable ― stains WILL happen ― so, always have your arsenal of cleaning solutions and equipment on hand. Besides dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent, you can also stock up on natural cleansers like lemon, vinegar and baking soda. Also have on standby old toothbrushes, clean rags and sponges.
It’s a good idea to test a small area before you start cleaning ― you don’t want parts of your wall paint to come off, or more stains on your precious wooden furniture. And get the kiddos involved! It’ll help them realise how much work is involved in keeping their possession stain-free. Hopefully, this will prompt them to be more careful in future.
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