LOCKDOWN has been messy for us all, especially those with kids. A survey has revealed that 44 per cent of parents have turned their backs for a few seconds only to find their little terror has tipped food all over themselves.
And now the house is their playground, you are spending an average of nine hours cleaning up after them. But it needn’t be a costly chore with these handy hacks . . .
LITTLE ARTIST: You might be among the third of parents who have found felt-tip artwork on the sofa, or the 30 per cent who have had ink on their walls. Soak the mark with hairspray then rub gently with a damp cloth. The alcohol in the hairspray lifts out the ink.
MAKE-UP MAYHEM: If your little one has smashed your favourite powder, which has happened to 31 per cent of parents, pop the broken pieces back into the container, crush them up and add a few drops of rubbing alcohol. Let it soak in and then smooth it down with the back of a spoon. Leave overnight. It will be good as new.
GLITZ AND GLAM: Glitter has been spilt on a quarter of the nation’s carpets. Wet the carpet with a damp cloth to pick up the excess glitter. If they’ve made a mess on the table, press Play-Doh on to the glitter to clean it up — and the kids will have a glam ball.
SLIME BALL: To get the gunk from a ball of slime out of the carpet, pour a solution of one-third water, two-thirds vinegar on the stain, then brush gently. Pat dry with a towel. Repeat until all the slime lifts out then vacuum.
MUDDY HELL: If your kids are caked in mud, let it dry. Then lift the hardened mud off with a spoon, gently rub in laundry detergent and soak for 15 mins. Scrub the stain with a wet toothbrush and wash as usual.
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GET four quarter-pounder beefburgers and four bottles of Stella Artois for £4 – on special offer at Morrisons until Tuesday, June 2.
INSTEAD of paying £4.50 for a 2kg bag of Whiskas Dry Cat Food at Sainsbury’s, just pop to Aldi instead where you can bag it for £3.99.
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