It’s no secret that life as a mom in general can sometimes be messy. For me, being the mom of two boys (plus a BOY dog and a BOY hubby) means that messes are guaranteed to happen. There’s dirt. There’s spills. There’s accidents that always just seem to happen. There are days that I feel like my life is dedicated to walking around behind tiny little people (and some not so tiny little people) and undoing the messes that they make along the way. Now I would in no way consider myself a clean freak and while I can deal with a little clutter just fine, those unexpected messes that invade my world are a different story. I used to be the mom that freaked out when a cup of milk got spilled or the dog that I’ve spent seven months training had an accident on my wood floor. I used to be the mom that stressed endlessly about those messy moments that required immediate action. But over the years I’ve discovered that messes happen. While that will never change, how I deal with them has. That’s why I’m excited to share with you my Easy Cleaning Tips for Life’s Messy Moments.
While Spring may bring the throught of getting our homes really clean to the front of every mom’s mind, the truth of the matter is, embracing life’s messes is more about being ready for the unexpected, whether that happens to be during the Spring or any other time of the year. However, Spring is a perfect time to take a look at how we deal with life’s messy moments! Here’s how I’m doing it.
Accept the Fact that Accidents Happen
Kids are messy. Dogs are messy. Husbands are messy. Moms are even messy at times. Trust me when I say that a home with people truly living in it will never be a home that’s spotless. Accidents will happen and the sooner you accept that fact, the smoother life will go for you. It’s important to realize that messes are a part of living and have a plan in place that allows you to handle life’s messy moments in the best way possible. These tips are sure to help you do just that!
Be Prepared with the Best Tools
So, now that we’ve established that accidents and messes do happen even under the best of circumstances, how do we as moms make sure that we don’t let the mess cause us stress? I’m so glad you asked! For me, the key to handing messes is having the right tools on hand. I don’t want to be looking for the perfect mop to clean up a spill or soak up the dirt. I want to simply know that no thought is even required in the moments after an unexpected mess. That’s why I make sure my cleaning nook is always stocked with The Libman Company Mops.
I keep a variety of the best mops for every situation on hand so that when messes happen, I don’t have to worry about finding the right mop to make them disappear. Instead, I know that for spills and those sticky messes that just seem to materialize out of nowhere, I have the power of the Libman Wonder Mop! With Microfiber GRIPSTRIPS™ that lift up to 20% more dirt, a power ringer that allows me to remove more water from the mop head and the ability to work on all surfaces, the Wonder Mop not only works amazingly well for everyday cleaning but is the first line of defense for me when life’s messy moments come along!
The fabric head of the Wonder Mop that can be machine washed up to 50 times allows me to sop up spilled drinks, scrub off dried on dirt and make sure that messy moments can be turned into sweet memories!
For smaller messes like dirt that get tracked in on the kids’ and dog’s feet after they’ve been playing outside in the spring rain or even, dare I say it, doggy accidents that I don’t discover as soon as they happen, the Libman Freedom® Spray Mop is the perfect solution! With a neck that swivels 360 degrees for extra control to reach tough spots and a thick midrofiber pad that cleans deep and is machine washable up to 100 times, I can use this mop on my wood, laminate, tile, marble, limoleum, stone and more, ensuring that no matter where messes happen, I’m more than ready!
By having these two The Libman Company mops as part of my cleaning arsenal, it’s easy for me to move on to my next easy cleaning tip for life’s messy moments!
Act Immediately but Calmly
Having the right tools to handle life’s messy moments makes and the difference and always having The Libman Company’s mops at my fingertips make sure I’m ready for whatever happens. When those messes do happen (and, oh, they do so often!), I try to act immediately but calmly. Since I know that I have the perfect mops to clean up all the messes that happen in my home, it’s a lot easier to not get upset but instead to simply reach for my The Libman Company mops and know that there’s no mess, big or small, that it won’t handle!
Allow Kids to Help Clean Their Own Messes
Knowing that I can handle even life’s messiest moments with help from The Libman Company, it becomes easier for me to let the kids get involved with cleaning up the messes that they make. Not only does this help them learn how to handle messes but it also teaches them that things happen in life and that it’s OK. Even my littlest knows that when spills happen, the Wonder Mop is easy enough for him to use. Of course he asks me before using any cleaning solutions with it but he can easily wet the mop, wring it out and help to clean up messes in a way that leaves him feeling accomplished and allows me to stress even less about the mess!
Make Sure to Clean Thoroughly
Whether it’s the kids or myself cleaning up the messes, I subscribe to the philosophy that if you’re gonna do something, do it right! With the Wonder Mop’s ability to work on all surfaces and the fact that I can use the cleaning solution of my choice with all of The Libman Company mops, it’s easy to ensure that my floors get really clean, even after really big messes. I’ll be honest, there are one mop jobs and there are two mop jobs. I’m sure at some point I’ll even discover a three mop jobs but I love the ability to soak up spills and really clean a surface with the Wonder Mop and then follow up with the Libman Freedom® Spray Mop for a surface that’s completely clean and ready for whatever happens next!
Know That It Will Happen Again
Now that I’ve learned how to handle life’s messy moments, I don’t worry about when the next one will happen. I know that it will and I have the confidence that I can handle it in the best way possible with help from The Libman Company! Now days, instead of stressing and freaking out, I simply respond calmly, clean up life’s messy moments and enjoy the fact that no matter what messes life throws at me, I’m ready to tackle them in the best way!
Are you prepared to make the most of life’s messy moments? You will be if you’ve got The Libman Company mops on hand! To get started, head to The Libman Company website today and sign up for their newsletter to get a $3 off coupon! Then head to your nearest retailer and pick up your choice of the Wonder Mop, the Freedom Spray Mop or the Tornado Mop today!
Now tell me, what’s the messiest moment you’ve had to deal with as a mom?