Parents, Weekends Were Not Made For Housework
Time spent cleaning should be time spent making magical memories with your children
Today, the pandemic allows parents to spend more time with their children, more than ever, working from home and staying at home to avoid crowds. This has become the upside of quarantines and lockdowns. Families have the chance to bond and spend precious, quality time together, which is what children need. Still, we are all busy.
Even as the whole family is at home, both parents are working even longer hours than before and trying to maintain some semblance of system and organization inside the house, children running about in between distance learning. We try to keep the house spic and span, but unfortunately, it often falls by the wayside on especially hectic days (and weeks), so we do it all on weekends. There is so much going on that we lose sight of spending quality time with our children. We feel the need to spend whatever “free” time we have cleaning and disinfecting, especially due to the COVID-19 situation. That’s where the irony lies: we try our best to keep our house clean and safe because we do not want our children to fall ill, yet we do not have time to spend with them when they are well.
So how do we spend less time cleaning and more time actually doing meaningful things with our family—and still keeping the house presentable? How do we survive the endless chores and still secure an unbreakable bond for mutual emotional well-being in our family?
Cleaning and keeping the house clean is made simple and possible with the right products and cleaning solution. The only way to keep up with the pressures of cleaning and still have time for your children is to gear up and get your hands on the necessary tools and supplies that will help you like magic.
Magiclean, Singapore’s number 1 household cleaning brand, boasts of a comprehensive range of high-quality products that work like magic, made possible by the powerful detergency, developed with Japan advanced Research and Development (R&D) technology.
Parents want to keep their children as healthy and as safe as possible, so they choose to use cleaning products with anti-bacterial properties. All we need are essential cleaning staples in our household, and Magiclean has the complete cleaning solution we can always depend on.
Magic for every corner of your house
To give your house an efficient daily deep clean without dedicating your entire weekend to it, you need to plan your sanitizing ‘move’ and arm yourself with the right cleaning tool and product as you go. Having the right tools for the ‘busiest’ parts of the house is key to making the job as easy and quick as it can possibly be. Even our mummy, Sherlyn commented, "It's been crazy to manage the household with pregnancy fatigue, a toddler who has been testing her boundaries and a double-coated bunny undergoing heavy shedding season! But Magiclean helps to keep my home hygienically clean as it contains anti-bacterial properties."
Here are some small habits to add to your daily routine to maintain a clean house, without the fuss.
De-clutter as you go
Tidy and pick things up as you see them and put them away immediately. Teach children (of any age) to do the same and instilled a “Put things back where you got them, after every use” rule.
Be smart, stock up smart
Be smart in choosing and buying cleaning products. When it comes to cleaning and sanitation for your family, cheap is not always the way to go. Invest in quality, efficient and safe products that will keep you from having to spend too much time doing a deep clean every weekend. Do it with Magiclean Cleaning Products, which have been included in NEA’s interim List of Household Products Effective Against COVID-19, namely: the Magiclean Wiper Range, Magiclean Bathroom Stain & Mold Remover, and Magiclean Floor Cleaner.
Dust and vacuum. Sweep and mop
Begin by dusting, the furniture tops, the undersides of shelves, on handrails, picture frames, TV screen, and so on. Change the sheets in the bedrooms before you go on to vacuum. For the busiest rooms of the house such as the kitchen, toilet and bathroom, dining room and living room, begin by sweeping, before mopping. Start mopping from the farthest corner of the room and move backwards towards the doorway (that is, don’t mop yourself into a corner).
Do it with Magiclean: Every household needs a floor mop, but not just an ordinary one. The Magiclean Wiper Mop and Wet and Dry Sheets for floors is a revolutionary cleaning toolset that has dual usage innovation and kills 99.9% bacteria. You can wipe dust, hair, or pet fur, using the dry sheets, or mop spills and grime using the wet sheets. Magiclean Wiper Mop acts as both a broom and mop to effectively clean with minimal effort. The mop head is ultra-slim and has a flexible rotating head, designed for hard-to-reach narrow spaces like blinds and upper shelves, and swivel around chair legs with absolute ease. "Thea also loves to help out when I'm doing the chores; She especially loves the wiper mop and it keeps her busy for quite awhile whilst I tend to other chores." says our mummy, Sherlyn.
Magiclean Wet Sheets contain floor cleaning agent to that glides smoothly on floor surfaces and helps trap dust and dirt between fibres to remove stubborn stains and spills with less effort, wiping off sticky floors clean and eliminating odours in no time.
The perfect partner for your mop is an equally efficient, no-rinse, no-slip floor cleaner. Magiclean Floor Cleaner contains Magnet Tech formula that works 4x better. Don’t you just love the smell of freshness as you quite easily wipe the stains off your floor? Magiclean Floor Cleaner thoroughly removes dust, grime and greasy dirt. It also dries quickly and leaves no residue or watermarks, leaving behind comfortable foot-feel with no stickiness.
Focus on tubs, sinks and toilets
Spray cleaning product on the kitchen sink and tiles, bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilet bowls. Let the cleaning solution sit for a few minutes for it to dissolve dirt and stains. The usual procedure is to start scrubbing after spraying. For stubborn mold and dirt, use Magiclean Stain & Mold Remover for Bathrooms/Toilets, to spray, leave on, and rinse off mold and stain from your bathroom and toilet—with no need to scrub vigorously. Mold is a fungus that grows in environments with long exposure to moisture, typically in bathrooms/toilets. Ordinary cleaners are unable to get rid of molds on surfaces. You will need a strong penetrative foam formula that effectively get rids of black mold and stains, killing 99.9% bacteria. Magiclean does this in just 5 minutes, which cuts down your cleaning time tremendously fast, without any scrubbing necessary.
Clean the toilet last
For the toilet bowl, use Magiclean Daily Care Toilet Foam Spray. The toilet bowl is definitely a throne of germs and bacteria that needs daily cleaning. It is a tedious and thankless job at the same time, to keep toilets clean, but only a few sprays of Magiclean Daily Care Toilet Foam Spray on the bowl, toilet seat, toilet seat cover, and all over, can flush the stains away in a jiffy. The foam contains crystal polymer technology that forms a shield that prevents stain from sticking and accumulating on surfaces. The ingeniously unique upside-down bottle reaches hidden stains and bacteria hiding under the toilet rims. No more heavy scrubbing that takes up most of your time and energy. Magiclean Daily Care Toilet Foam Spray comes in two fragrances (Elegant Rose and Refreshing Citrus) that bring in a divinely refreshing smell, and none of the unholy toilet odour.
Freshen up furniture fabric in the living room and bedroom
You don’t just see clean, you smell, it, too. And the smell of a clean room with clean fabrics on the sofa, cushions, curtains, and tablecloth is even more satisfying, especially if you know that your fabric freshener has also killed 99% bacteria. Magiclean Fabric Freshener-Botanical Range leaves a natural and fresh scent as it eliminates the smell of food, cigarettes, and other untoward odours that wreaks inside your house, in just a few sprays. The good news is, it contains naturally derived Botanical essence and is therefore gentle enough to be used regularly on baby items like soft-toys and strollers. It also reaches into the deep layers of fabrics fibres, keeping it hygienic inside-out.
Make cleaning a family activity
Cleaning is and should be a team effort. It is also one of the best ways to clean a house in less time. Keep a cleaning schedule for everyone and assign tasks to each family member, even the youngest ones. Give them cleaning tools that are easy to handle and light to use. Show children and teens that working together is fun, and when it is fun, it is never tedious and difficult. Assigning children regular chores helps teach them responsibility and self-reliance, and in the process, they learn to take care of themselves and take pride in what they do. The best part is, working together gives families a chance to bond. We often lament that all these chores take up so much time. Well, it can be turned into “so much time” of being together, doing things together, and taking care of each other.
Sometimes, we need a little magic to keep up with all the demands of household cleaning and sanitizing that this pandemic life has imposed on us—and Magiclean Products has got that magic. Magiclean is an efficient cleaning solution that keeps every living space in the house safe and spic and span as it should be, in less time. Enjoy savings up to 34% for every purchase of Magiclean Products at Kao Official Shopee Store as part of the 11.11 campaign!
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