“Help! It’s summertime and my kids are making everything so STICKY!”

Well, folks, it’s that time of year… It gets hot as a dickens outside, you break out the popsicles for your little one… and BAM!, just like that, everything is so STICKY! We’ve got some tips for you on a) how to prevent that stickiness and b) how to clean up after said stickiness.

  • 1) Give your child one of these!

    These “popsicle/ice cream cone holders” catch all the drip instead of you wiping it off of literally every single surface in the house (how do children get everything SO dang STICKY?!) These can be picked up for 2/$1 at your local dollar store. Note: These “holders” flip over and have a much larger opening to accommodate an ice cream cone.
  • 2) Do you make your own popsicles? Well then make ’em with a cupcake liner attached to the bottom! 
  • 3) Ok, what about other sticky foods? Like bananas?!

    Crush up cheerios in a sandwich bag and then toss the banana chunks in the bag and give it all a shake! Sticky-fingers: solved! You could also do this with other sticky foods like avocado… maybe spaghetti?! Note: please do not attempt with spaghetti.
  • 4) Ok, World Class Cleaning, I didn’t follow any of these tips and now I have a sticky mess everywhere. What’s a good way to clean things up without using harsh chemical cleaners?!

    Well, we’re here for you! According to thekitchn.com, all you need is a 16-ounce glass bottle with spray attachment, 1 cup distilled white vinegar, 1 cup water, 3 drops tea tree oil, and 3 drops grapefruit essential oil. Gets you out of those sticky situations and allays any worries of harsh chemicals floating around your home.

Hope your summer is treating you well! Thanks for joining us for this latest article and as always… Let us help you take back your weekend! Give us a call and let us do the clean-up for you, while you enjoy that well-earned free time.