I have a dog – who loves being outdoors. I also have three kids – a six year old boy and three year old twin girls. Needless to say, my house gets dirty. The carpet in our family room takes the worst beating. It’s right off the deck and my kids and the dog come barreling through all the time. With spring here, this house needed a good, solid cleaning – especially the carpet.
Now that my kids are old enough, getting them to help with big cleans – and daily chores- is becoming more common around here. One way that I’ve been able to get them to participate more is with these fun, easy-to-make chore sticks.
All you need are popsicle sticks (the wider ones work better), printed out chores and glue.
I have a ton of chores and sticks — I then just pick what chores I’m looking for help with, put them in the jar and then allow my kids to “draw.” You can then make a game out of it to see how fast they can get their chores done and put into the ‘finished’ jar. I like to put some music on and tell them to get their chores done before the music stops! It’s a ton of fun.
This takes the chores you want your kids to do and makes it fun. I also use the sticks for daily chores and for taking care of the dog, too. The whole system really helps when I’ve got a big spring cleaning going on. I can leave the little stuff to them, while I tackle the big stuff. Like that carpet, which my dog loves to make dirty.
Speaking of the carpet – I made that easy with the BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet and the BISSELL Carpet Cleaning Formulas with Scotchgard™.
The new BISSELL ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet helps you tackle even the toughest stains.
We had a pet stain that I cleaned as well as I could, but a spot still lingered. The ProHeat 2x Revolution Pet made it vanish. What I love is that it has two cleaning settings, the deep clean mode for tougher stains and the express clean mode—leaving carpets dazzling and dry in just one hour. If you have kids and want to get a quick clean in, the express is awesome!
I like to do the deep clean at night so that it has all night and the next day while they’re at school to fully dry. The machine is lightweight, maneuverable and will leave carpets looking and smelling springtime-fresh.
And there are attachments that make cleaning upholstery easy, too! Like when this guy puts his muddy paws all over my couch!
This machine has made me love my carpet again – the same light-colored carpet people told me I was crazy for getting with kids! The BISSELL Carpet Cleaning Formulas with keep carpets looking newer, longer by cleaning, restoring and protecting carpet and the Scotchgard™ works by placing a barrier on the surface of carpet fibers to protect against future stains. This is much needed in my home! It’s also perfect for high-traffic areas, pet spots and stains. Both the 2x Pet Stain & Odor Remover and 2X Professional Pet Urine Eliminator Formulas require no mixing or diluting – simply open the bottle, place the bottle on the Easy Fill Formula Cap and pour.
The formula I use the most : 2X Pet Stain & Odor Remover MSRP: $21.99. It removes pet stains and soils from the carpet with patented odor-control technology and contains Scotchgard. We also love the Professional Pet Urine Eliminator Formula (great for those doggie accidents) and the Pet Oxy Boost Carpet Cleaning Formula Enhancer which will help enhance your formula to permanently remove tough pet stains. You use it only WITH a chosen formula to give that formula a boost!
Want it? Get it!
The ProHeat 2X Revolution Pet Machine has an MSRP: $199.80. You can visit BISSELL.com or retailers nationwide to find the perfect BISSELL products for your Spring cleaning this year! Product is available at Walmart or bissell.com
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.