Posts Tagged ‘ house-cleaning ’

Parents Goody Giveaway: Win a $400 Robot Vacuum from Moneual

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Here at Parents, we’re a little obsessed with spring cleaning. For the 23 Clean Discoveries story in our April issue, we sent editors home with everything from sponges to disinfecting sprays to come up with the latest shortcuts for your kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom.

One product to add to your list of dream cleaning supplies is Moneual’s Hybrid Robot Vacuum Cleaner. This baby has three different modes. There’s Hybrid Cleaning, which has 4-in-1 power featuring twin side brushes, a multi suction brush, BLDC suction motor, and mop assembly. In Vacuum mode, the BLDC motor and multi suction brush combine to scrub down hardwood floors, tile, and carpets. When you use Mop Cleaning mode, the machine runs for up to 5 hours!

Plus, you can schedule this device to clean certain rooms at specific times, and the smart sensor technology stops it from running into furniture to avoid dents or marks.

This week, Moneual is offering ONE lucky winner its robot vacuum, retailing at $400! To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day March 31. More Qs about our giveaway? Read the official rules. Be sure to check back on April 1 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!

In the meantime, check out the vacuums we tested and loved for our April issue and get more tips on spring cleaning in this video.

Congrats to our winner Shaylene Stewart!

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Cleaning Tips for a Germ-Free Playroom

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Spring cleaning may still be months away, but it doesn’t hurt to keep your kid’s playroom clean during the winter season when bacteria and germs are more likely to spread.

Melissa Homer, Chief Cleaning Officer at MaidPro and busy mom on-the-go, specializes in helping other busy moms like you maintain a clean home in no time at little cost.  Below, she shares four strategies for organizing and cleaning a playroom.

Disinfect the ToysA toy must be completely disinfected for it to be clean. Soak the toys for 5 minutes in a solution of 3/4 cup bleach mixed in a gallon of water. Rinse and let dry.  For large toys, use a disinfecting multipurpose spray cleaner and wipe them dry with a clean rag. One of Melissa’s favorite mommy time savers is making a large batch of bleach water in the bathtub to disinfect a large number of toys at once.

Give Each Toy a Home - Keeping things clean with kids is already hard enough in a cluttered, disorganized room.  To keep things under control, use tubs, baskets, and shelves to place and store toys in a neat and compartmentalized way.

Keep Toys in Rotation - If you have too many toys to keep in one place, try rotating toys regularly (every few weeks or months).  Keep a majority of  toys stored away (e.g. basement, garage, storage closet, etc.), but leave out an interesting and varied  mix to keep your little one entertained.

Enlist the Help of Professional Cleaners -  Cleaning tasks should be divided and shared between both parents.  If there isn’t time, make room in your budget for a professional cleaner to take care of deep scrub cleaning once a month.  This way, you can spend less time maintaining the house the rest of the time so you can spend more time with the family.

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Keep a Germ-Free Home With Our New House-Cleaning Tool

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

We know it’s hard to find time to clean the house, especially during the holidays. To make your life easier, we created the Healthy Home, an interactive room-by-room guide to help you efficiently clean your home during the cold and flu season. The tool goes over routine procedures like kitchen-cleaning (watch out for those sponges!) and shows you how to clean stuffed animals and other germ-hosting items. You’ll want to start cleaning immediately after you read the tips, trust us!

Do you have any home cleaning tips you’d like to share with us? Leave a comment!

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