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Having toddler twins is like having 92 tornadoes go through your house on a daily basis. The destruction they leave in their path and on themselves is remarkable, and leaves you wondering if they are even humans.
Toddlers in general are capable of massive amounts of messes in mere minutes…now take that times two, but what really feels like twenty when they are tossing colors and color books, while tearing off their diapers and smearing pudding on the table simultaneously.
After that little introduction to the messes I encounter each day, you may be thinking that “Cleaning and Toddlers” shouldn’t be in the same sentence together. Unless it also involves “babysitter” and “what time can you pick them up?”.
That assumption is probably right and while it would be a lot easier, life doesn’t always allow for easy.
For the most part, there are 20 pint-sized fingers messing up my clean-ups within minutes. Some days, I throw in the toy bin and say “I give up” on cleaning up their destruction. Other days, I use these cleaning secrets!
3 secrets to Cleaning with Toddlers
#1 Child Sized Cleaning Tools
Having child sized cleaning tools occupies them while you really clean. They are also a great way to begin introducing household chores at a young age, yet making it fun!
#2 Play Cleaning Games
We play a lot of cleaning games. We play hide-n-seek with toys as we gather them up in the bins and we name colors as we put away blocks. I’ve even been known to shoot Nerf Gun Darts so the twins can chase them around the house while I scrub counters and clean windows.
#3 Keep Wipes on Hand
When you have toddlers, those hands get covered in everything from dirt, sticky candy, spaghetti, and even poop. Yes, that last one happens more than you want it to. Keep wipes on hand, like, PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes that are a convenient way to both cleanse the hands, and reduce transmission of germs.
PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes kill 99.99% of illness-causing germs.
Did you know about PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes? I didn’t until I recently spotted them in convenient canisters at Walmart. They were in the household cleaning aisle, but these wipes are safe to use on hands and faces!
These hand sanitizing wipes are formulated to remove soils and kill illness-causing germs on the hands, as well as maintain skin condition.
When it comes to those toddler messes, they don’t just happen in the house. We just bought a new-to-us van a few weeks ago and you can bet that I put one of the PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes in there!
They are available in 70-count and 35-count canisters making them perfect for use at home, work, or on the go…where all toddler messes happen.
I even tossed the 35-ct canister in my purse over the weekend, when we headed to a birthday party. Where cake was involved…
The PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes also came in handy after having spaghetti for dinner the other night. And again after the twins found the candy stash. I’m thinking the bunny may need to leave a canister in twins baskets this year!
Are you feeling ready to tackle that cleaning with toddlers? Practice good hand hygiene at the same time with PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes!
The wipes that are perfect for those moments when you need to both clean and sanitize your hands which happens A LOT with when you have toddlers. Now, if PURELL® could invent sanitizing misters to place in the home, I would be all set!
What are your secrets to cleaning with toddlers?
PURELL® Hand Sanitizing Wipes are proven to reduce the transmission of germs in households. A study recently conducted by a leading researcher at the University of Arizona showed a significant reduction in risk of infection with use of PURELL Wipes in the home at least once per day. Used with or without alcohol-based gel hand sanitizers, a superior form of reducing germ transmission, wipes have the added convenience of removing soils. Wipes are a convenient way to both cleanse the hands and reduce transmission of germs.
Dr. Charles Gerba, et al., Univ. of AZ, Hand sanitizer intervention in homes, Aug 2013, Nov 2014
*This is a sponsored post. Any opinions are 100% my own