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As a family, we love to craft, but it’s me as the homemaker that is left to deal with the mess. The kids are pretty good at putting things away when asked, but they’re only little and mess is inevitable. I’m sharing a few tips to keep kids’ crafts clean by being prepared beforehand and tackling stains afterward with Persil® ProClean® Laundry Detergent.
I love a clean house and I like to look after the family’s clothes so we can all look our best. However, I don’t want to be a party pooper; I want my kids to get messy and be creative as often as possible. When my daughter was a toddler she refused to wear anything but dresses, and daycare would say “bring messy clothes!”. Er, tell that to my stubborn two-year-old! I learned to rely on tackling stains and washing those little dresses clean. We rarely had a clothing casualty, people worry far too much! All you need is a method that you can rely on and a good detergent. Persil® ProClean® Laundry Detergent is a premium laundry detergent that you can see, smell, and feel. It is formulated with Pro10 Technology to help remove tough stains for an exceptional clean. I always buy washable kids paints, glue and markers, but even so… not all detergents are going to get
you back to squeaky clean.
How to Keep Kids’ Crafts Clean in 5 Easy Steps
1: Lay Down a Tablecloth or Sheet
It is much easier to treat and wash a stubborn stain from a tablecloth than a delicate piece of furniture. Wood grain tends to soak in stains… I know because my poor wooden floor has a number of washable marker pen stains. Make life easier for yourself and cover the table. When it comes to the kids themselves, I have tried using protective bibs but my kids hate them and I feel like the creative mojo is lost in making them change. Persil laundry detergent stain-fighting enzymes break down stains to deliver an exceptionally premium clean. No bib was required to get these guys’ clothes clean again.
2: Make Supplies Accessible & Use Low-Level Containers
Most of the messy stuff happens when kids can’t reach what they need to create their masterpiece. They lean over and knock over the paint, they can’t reach again to put the paintbrush back… total mess. Pour small amounts of glue/paint into a low-level container like a plate or dish. If you have multiple kids, group them together closely or give them a little workstation of supplies each.
3: Get Clothes in the Wash Straight Away
Permanent staining is much more likely to occur if you let paint and wet mess dry into the fabric. Once you’ve finished crafting, get everything in the wash straight away. I washed our fingerpaint and glue out without any special treatment, but if you are concerned you can pretreat using Persil laundry detergent. Personally, I worry more about food stains like food dyes, tomato or the dreaded turmeric… curry stains are the worst!
4: Use a Detergent that Is Designed to Tackle Stains
Persil laundry detergent has a powerful stain fighting combination for a premium clean. There are a few scents to choose from, but I love the classic smell of super clean laundry so I stick with Original. I personally use Original Persil laundry detergent for day to day washing, but if I’m pretreating with detergent I will use Persil® ProClean® Power-Caps® for that extra boost. Persil® Power-Caps® detergents are a convenient, pre-measured, single-use detergent capsule with Pro10 Technology to help fight even the toughest stains for an exceptional clean.
The Arizona sun can fade colors but for whites, it’s a miracle worker. Drying your whites outdoors in the sun not only saves energy (compared with using a dryer) but also keeps whites bright. There is nothing like the freshness of newly washed clothes that have been air dried outside!
Where to Buy Persil® ProClean® Laundry Detergent
Persil® ProClean® Laundry Detergent is a powerful laundry detergent for those with the highest standards for cleanliness. It delivers 10 Dimensions of Clean that you can see, smell, and feel (stain fighting, whitening, brightening, anti-graying, clean rinsing, long-lasting freshness, odor fighting, cold water cleaning, clean fresh scent, fiber care). I bought my Persil laundry detergent at Target!
For lots of laundry tips and tutorials, from “How to Choose the Right Laundry Cycle” to “How to Wash Jeans”, check out the Persil Laundry Tips page! Persil laundry detergents can be used in all machines, including HE. They are great for everyday laundry and to help fight tough stains.