1) I was thrilled at how well and easily rubbing alcohol removed ink from my microfiber chair
2) there are a number of odd and useful things I would never have known if I didn't have a couple of beautiful little boys
I thought I would share a couple of mommy tricks with you and hope you share a few of yours with me!
*) As previously mentioned, rubbing alcohol removes ink from microfiber furniture.
*) Baby wipes are the most useful and versatile baby item. One of my favorite uses...removing deodorant marks from my shirts...even those black and dark blue shirts I put on so carefully I could swear there is no way they even grazed my armpit...but alas the proof is smeared in the middle of my shirt.
*) Courtesy of my friend/cousin who can get a stain out of anything and graciously gave me a bottle of one of her secrets for Christmas a couple of years ago...Mary Ellen's Stain Remover Formula 2....the closest thing I have seen to magic in a laundry room.
*) I know this is a little gross but alas...diarrhea on carpet is not a fun adventure ever, but if you are a mom, especially one of boys, you are a superhero when it comes to dealing with bodily fluids. A couple cups of water, a squirt of dishwashing liquid and a splash of white vinegar does wonders for not only the stain but also the smell...which, if we are honest with ourselves, is almost worse than the stain.
*) Spilled milk, thrown food, etc. = an easy, no procrastination approach to cleaning your table or floors...which, if you have kids or a dog, or kids & dog, desperately need it, even if you cleaned them yesterday :). Remember the golden opportunity in front of you instead of the inconvenience the next time someone accidentally spills their dinner plate!
So know would be a great time to post a picture of little boy #2's wonderful picture drawn on the chair, but until I was almost done cleaning it up, I thought it was just another thing I had to clean up not inspiration for a post, so today it is just words - hopefully a few that will help during your next messy crisis. If you have any mommy tricks to share, I can't wait to read them. Goodness knows the opportunity will present itself for me to eventually try it out!
Until tomorrow and Tastē Tuesday!