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1 In Lifestyle/ mom hacks/ spring cleaning

Keeping your floors clean with dogs and kids.

keeping your floors clean with dogs and kids
This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Trying to keep your home clean with a dog, let alone kids is no easy task. I’ve just come to the realization that my home will never be as clean as I’d like it to be. But there are some tips and tools you can use to keep your floors clean and spend more time with your babies – both fur and human. (And be sure to scroll to the end of my post to see how you can get a $3 off coupon from the Libman Company)

My little furbaby is Lola, a 5 year old puggle we got shortly after getting married. She is my “furst” born (furst, get it, hahaha). It’s a good thing she’s cute because she certainly gets into trouble and makes quite the mess. Sometimes (actually most of the time) she’s more work than my 2 year old. But I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world.

keeping your floors clean with dogs and kids

Here are my tips for helping keep your floors clean:

1.) Vacuum regularly

Luckily, Lola doesn’t shed alot compared to other dogs. But I still vacuum regularly to try and stay up with the dog hair. All the praise hands for my robotic vacuum. I set it to go off while we’re all at work and I feel like I have my own little personal cleaning lady.

2.) Create a station for all to wipe their feet/paws

When we let Lola in, there’s a little mat at the backdoor where she knows to stop so we can wipe off her paws. When we come in from outside we come in through the laundry room so we can automatically remove any muddy/wet shoes or clothes and throw them in the wash. This helps prevent tracking dirt and footprints through the house.

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3.) Invest in a good mop

My mop of choice for keeping my floors clean is the Libman Company Freedom Spray Mop. I used to make fun of adults that had a favorite mop or vacuum but now I’m that person. #momlife. My favorite features of the Freedom Spray Mop are:

  • There’s no bucket needed and no sloshing around of dirty water. Simply fill the cannister with your favorite cleaner of choice, spray and clean.
  • No need for bending over. The mop features a head that swivels 360 degrees.
  • When you’re done, just take off the microfiber pad and throw in the wash. Good for up to 100 washes!

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What are some of your tips for keeping your floors clean?

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keeping your floors clean with dogs and kids

5 In housekeeping/ spring cleaning

4 Tips for a Clean Enough House

Spring is here and to me there’s nothing better than opening the windows to let in that fresh breeze and a nice clean house. But I gotta be honest, I’m not much for heavy duty cleaning.  There’s other things I’d rather be doing, like taking my dude to the park or sitting outside on the deck with an iced coffee and a good book.  And let’s face it, with an 18 month old and a dog my house is never going to be spotless, messes are sure to happen. Since becoming a mom I’ve adopted a new motto, embrace life’s messes, I just want my house to be clean enough.

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So today I am sharing 4 Tips for a Clean Enough House so you can enjoy the gorgeous weather and time with your family and friends.

1.) Wipe down counters and clean sinks – every morning (after my coffee of course,) I do all the dishes in the sink, empty the dishwasher and wipe down all my countertops. Throughout the day I try to put any dirty dishes and cups in the dishwasher or wash as I go.

2.) Tidy up the bathroom – Once I’ve showered and I’m done getting ready for the day, I hang up my towels, wipe down the bathroom counters and give the bathroom sinks a quick cleaning.

3.) Clean your floors – Between Maxwell throwing his food from his highchair (that’s how he tells me he’s ‘Done’, does anyone else’s kid do that?) and muddy paws, my floors need a good wipe down on the daily. I just got a new Libman Freedom Mop and let me tell you it has made mopping super fast and easy.  You can use it to clean wood, marble, stone, linoleum or laminate floors and the 360 degree swivel neck is great for getting in tough to reach spaces like under the dog’s dishes and appliances.

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I mean how could a face that cute be capable of making such a mess?

What I love most though is that it’s so easy to fill with your cleaner, attach the microfiber cloth and you’re good to go! There’s no buckets of water and cleaner needed and you’re not pushing dirty water around on your floors. And when you’re done, just throw the microfiber pad in the washing machine, it’s good for up to 100 washes.

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4.) Declutter your living spaces – Last I tidy up my living room and other living spaces. I straighten up the pillows and blankets on the couches, pick up all of Maxwell’s toys and put away any other clutter.
 
By sticking with this quick routine, I can keep my house clean enough and presentable so I can enjoy the nicer weather.  What are some of your quick cleaning tips?

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Happy Spring!