How To Make Motherhood Duties Easier
There will always be times of cleanup that are tricky and gross, but at the end of the day, your kids are totally worth it.
Let's just be honest. There are certain duties that go hand in hand with motherhood that are not exactly filled with sunshine and candy. There will always be times of cleanup that are tricky and gross, but at the end of the day, your kids are totally worth it.
That is not to say that doing most of the work with cleaning, cooking and other difficult tasks doesn't take time and effort. It definitely does! It also takes some technical know how and savvy creativity to make the messes go away and leave everything smelling clean and looking fresh. It is not always easy, but it is so worth it to learn some ways to make those tasks a little easier. Here are a couple of ways to do just that.
No matter how old your kids are, knowing how to clean urine out of a mattress is a crucial skill. Here is a great guide for how to get pee out of a mattress. If you wake up next to your child and discover they have peed on your new mattress, you can typically throw those sheets in the wash and then begin the cleaning process. First, spray the bed with a vinegar and water mixture. Blot at the stain for a while before sprinkling baking soda all over it. Once that dries, vacuum it up and remake the bed. That is all it takes. If the urine becomes a reoccurring bedtime issue, you can purchase a spray bottle and always have vinegar and water mixed together inside of it. That way you are prepared and ready to move to action upon the incidence of pee getting on your bed or your child's bed. You can also put your baking soda box right next to that spray bottle which will make every urine related cleanup all the more easy. Another way to prevent this problem altogether is to purchase a mattress pad with your new mattress, preferably a waterproof one. This will prevent any pee from seeping through your sheets and onto your mattress. A mattress pad makes cleanup a lot easier but is not something people always remember to get. That is okay! All the tasks of motherhood take up so much room in your day to day life that forgetting that mattress pad isn't the end of the world. Just follow the guide linked above to make cleanup a breeze.
As a mom you know just how dirty those frequently used items can get. From crawling around the floor with a blanket to dunking their favorite toy in the mud outside, your child can be a little bit prone to germs. To combat those expeditions that dirty up their body, clothes and toys, a mom needs to be prepared to disinfect any items that necessitate disinfection. One way to do this on the go is to always carry some large ziplock baggies in your diaper bag or stroller. That way if you find yourself at the park with your child and their nasty toy, you can pick it up, drop it in the bag, zip the germs in and deal with it once you make it home. If the mess is one you know is there but cannot see like the germs you are sure must lurk in the McDonald's inside playground, then you can whip out your sprayable hand sanitizer. This is another must to always have near you somewhere. You can spray it on your child's hands and rub it in so that they don't transfer any germs to their face and get sick. You can also spray any toy or blanket down thus quickly and effectively killing most germs and viruses. Carrying these things around can help you relax knowing that your child can safely play and enjoy the world around the while also staying sanitized and free of dangerous germs.
At the end of the day you just want yourself and your family to be clean and safe. While keeping things that way is not always glamorous, it is wholly necessary. Following these tips can help you make sure that you are prepared and ready for the inevitability of the messes that motherhood brings!