For part two of my great stain challenge, we headed to the kitchen to try and remove red wine, tomato and teriyaki stains. And after the arts and crafts stain cleanup last time, mommy needed a glass of wine. Because Tide Ultra Stain Release has challenged my family to a little game, we continued the fun with foodstuffs. After donning white t-shirts, we made tomato soup, a teriyaki stir fry and mommy had a glass of wine in order to put Tide Ultra Stain Release to the test.
Time to get messy!!! I love my job. Tide Ultra Stain Release has challenged my family to a little game. They sent along a few white t-shirts (hope it doesn’t rain…) and Tide Ultra Stain Release with a special ‘Zap Cap’ that has texture for you to scrub nasty stains with. After each activity, I throw the shirts in the wash to see how great this detergent really is. Such Fun!!! Each video shows how I removed the stain using the Zap Cap. My first task is for the kids and I to see how well Tide Ultra Stain Release can remove soil, crayon and jam stains!
I am THAT girl. You know – the one who, at 9 years old, crafted potpourri, took a keen interest in sewing Little House on the Prairie dresses and staged elaborate dinner parties that should have been playdates. Better than almost any playground or TV show, though, was laundry day. Yes, I am fully serious. Bright white linen napkins hung on a clothesline or the smell of fresh, wet laundry out of a machine still give me excited palpitations. My boys love helping to fold warm laundry. (They still need instruction on keeping clothes off the floor, however).
My most despised chore used to be laundry. Mostly because, with three small kids, it was such a never ending story. The monotony of sorting, washing, folding and getting it all away just in time for it to be pulled out and dirtied again was super demoralizing. When our third baby was born we actually hired someone to come and do laundry everyday for a year. True story. It ate up all our disposable income, but I still refer to that year fondly as my “laundry holiday.”
Just when we thought the #ThankYouMom Sochi 2014 video was the pinnacle of awesome. Now, In the first ever program of it’s kind, P&G is helping parents remember that a safe home is a happy home.
Our homes can be deceptive. We feel so safe and comfortable that we may overlook a few dangers for ourselves and our children. Part of the ritual when we are pregnant and new parents includes endless research on ‘babyproofing’. But are we so distracted by the mounds of advice that we are forgetting the big stuff?
Whether it is in the kitchen, laundry room or bathroom, a few simple steps will ensure that all areas in the house are safe. From making sure the batteries in the smoke detectors are fresh to checking that the First Aid kit has everything you need to care for bumps and scrapes, there are plenty of quick and affordable things families can do around the house to help protect loved ones.
Everyone expects, and deserves, the best for their family, and P&G wants to arm Canadian families with resources and information that will help keep their home as safe as it can be.
To make the process easier, P&G has developed a Starter Kit to help Canadians create a safe environment at home. The Starter Kit includes cabinet latches and a specially designed over-the-lid re-sealable sticker that will keep products out of reach of children, and bring households one step closer to a safe home. P&G is offering the Starter Kits to all Canadian families, free of charge.
In addition to getting your free Starter Kit, we have some simple tips for parents to keep their family and home safe:
1. Make sure to read directions carefully for every product you use.
2. Clean up spills and wash your hands if you get products on them.
3. Discard or recycle empty packaging – don’t re-use.
4. Always place plastic covers in your electrical outlets.
5. Keep all small electrical appliances a safe distance from sinks, bathtubs, and showers.
6. Install smoke detectors and a carbon monoxide alarm on every floor of your home, including the basement.
7. Have a well-stocked First Aid kit somewhere in your home where you can easily get to it.
8. Most importantly – keep all products out of reach of children. Whether it’s laundry detergent, softeners, cleaning sprays or air fresheners, everything should be stored so that children simply can’t get to it
A home is truly the heart of the family. Having a home that’s happy, comfortable and clean is important – and so is making sure it’s safe.
Do you have additional tips? We’d love to hear them!