The New Mom’s Essential Guide to Cleaning: 12 Tips

Parents don’t always have time for proper house cleaning, so keep reading to learn more about the following time-saving hacks.

Wall smears from crayons? All you need is a dab of mayonnaise. Simply dab some on the marks, wait a few moments, and then wipe it away with a damp cloth.

A spray bottle filled with baking soda and water can be used to clean your filthy oven overnight. Fill a second spray bottle with vinegar and add it to the mix to easily remove oven gunk.

To get rid of your kids’ stinky foot odors, use a mixture of 15% baking soda, 15% salt, and 70% rice. Place the mixture in the shoes and leave it to work overnight.

Lemon essential oil and hydrogen peroxide are effective at removing tough carpet stains. The ingredients are two parts water, one part hydrogen peroxide, a few drops of lemon oil, and a spray bottle. Soak the stain, then scrub it away with a scrubbing brush.

Is there any glitter left over from arts and crafts? Not to worry, a lint roller will take care of that.

If you have unsightly marker stains on your hardwood floors, use toothpaste and a damp cloth to remove the marker for good.

Most homes with children have dirty Legos on the floor, and to keep your children from chewing on them, place them in the washing machine in a mesh bag with laundry detergent.

Toy disinfection is frequently overlooked by busy parents, but did you know you can let the dishwasher do it? Wooden toys and stuffed animals, on the other hand, should be cleaned separately.


When your child has a “accident” or two, use a spray bottle filled with a generous amount of dish soap, three tablespoons of baking soda, and eight ounces of hydrogen peroxide to remove the stains.

Use a clean dustpan to sweep up all of the smaller toys from your floors before guests arrive.


Kids who squish hand soap at breakneck speed? To prevent them from being wasteful, wrap a rubber band around the pump’s base and keep them from overdoing it.

Share these helpful hacks with the stressed-out parents in your life!

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