“Clean house, happy mom”
One of the biggest stressors for moms are messes and spills. I am here to tell you about the 3 must-have cleaning appliances for moms that can help you maintain your house while still having time to make memories with your kiddos.
Spills can be stressful
Can you think of a time when something was spilled and someone (your mom, your friend, your friend’s mom, YOU, etc) ran for the cleaning supplies and quickly began blotting and spraying and stressing out?
If you haven’t let me tell you – this is NOT a fun experience. If you are the one that caused the mess, you feel like you brought “dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow”, dishonor on your whole family! (Name that movie!) Watching someone get upset and vigorously clean up something that you spilled – on accident – makes you feel so helpless.
Raise them up in the way that they should go
The most interesting spill I have ever seen was when a two year old spilled her grape juice on the rug and immediately ran to the cleaning supplies and got the spray, the sponge, and some paper towels AND BEGAN DABBING THE SPOT! Did I mention she was two?!?!?
Maybe this is just interesting to me because it was the total opposite in my house growing up. When something spilled, my mom would yell, “Dammit” and that was that. You were supposed to grab the nearest napkin (or towel, or shirt, or sock), throw it over the mess, and step on it for a minute. In about 4 hours, when the towel has been kicked 5 feet from its original location, you pick it up, wonder “why the hell is this here?” and then throw it in the dirty laundry.
My Cleaning Protocol
Before having a child of my own, I would tell myself, “No mess or spill is worth the anxiety, frustration, or anger” that I had seen in some of my friend’s mothers. I thought I would live in a calm world where when something spills you would just laugh because you’re too busy enjoying the moment and you don’t want to ruin it. I didn’t realize how often messes happen.
After getting married and purchasing our home, I have realized just how messy children (and people in general) can be. This didn’t affect the overall idea of how I wanted my house to function – I still wanted to live in a world that wasn’t hung up on spills or messes, but I certainly wasn’t going to allow stains on furniture or clothing. Another reason I am better able to love my mom life without stress is because I created a mom routine that WORKS– check out how to create your own, HERE.
You can’t stop the messes
If you have kiddos, then you know what a mess is; you also might know that it’s pretty impossible to avoid messes and spills altogether. You can either tie up the children to prevent messes or you can invest in these 3 must-have cleaning appliances for moms!
I have found 3 appliances that I think every mom should invest in to save their furniture and their sanity! These appliances are lightweight, easy to use, and get the job done so cleaning up is a breeze. No more stresses about messes; you can clean and then get back to making memories with your little ones.
Having the best cleaning appliances makes cleaning up a breeze and you can get back to the memories!
3 Must-have cleaning appliances for moms
- Key features:
- Washable filter
- Easy empty the dirt tank
- 5 Height levels for the roller
- Hands-free Cord rewind
- Easily picks up pet hair (and people hair)
- On-board attachment storage
With baby on the move, keeping the floors clean has been a walk in the park with this vacuum! I can vacuum any surface in the house in the matter of a few minutes – definitely a win in my book!
- Key Features:
- Stairs and small spaces attachment
- Easy to fill and empty water tanks
This carpet cleaner is been a life saver on MANY occasions! I have used it to clean vomit out of the backseat of our car, coffee/wine/spaghetti sauce/grape juice/soda/carrot spit-up out of our white rug, and buffalo sauce off of our tan couch (I know, I probably shouldn’t have so many light colored pieces of furniture, then maybe I wouldn’t have so many problems).
- Key Features:
- On-board refillable cleaning solution bottle
- No batteries
- Can be used wet or dry
- Reusable mop pad
The best part about this mop, for me, is that it is easy to use while holding my baby and it doesn’t take long to mop anything. I don’t need to grab a bucket and fill it and then constantly worry about wringing out the mop; this spray mop is the trick to clean floors!
Now, I want to let you in on a secret!
This solution takes any stain out with ease and can be used on just about any fabric! I have used it on the baby’s clothes for carrot stains, strawberry mess, and diaper blowouts; also, on the couch and carpet for those tough to get stains. This is the best cleaning solution out there for any fabric surface (this is my humble opinion, not meant to be used as advice, be sure to do your own research before applying it to any surface).
There you have it; the 3 must-have cleaning appliances for moms that I can’t live without and my secret cleaning solution that leaves my furniture and clothing stain free! I hope this helps you better manage your messes so you can get back to enjoying time with your little one(s).
What are your must-have cleaning appliances?
Do you have a different magic cleaning solution that you use? What is your go-to cleaning protocol? Let me know in the comments! Until next time, good luck and happy cleaning.