Playdates & Couch Crumbs: Quick Cleaning with BISSELL

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BISSELL Homecare, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

In a perfect world, there would never be crumbs in the living room carpet…but I’m the parent of a toddler. Regulating all food consumption to our tiny urban apartment kitchen just isn’t practical. Our dining area? That’s connected to the living room and carpeted as well. So crumbs in the carpet are inevitable.

Ever hold a playdate in your home? For us they usually end up being impromptu get-togethers when we move from the nearby playground into our home for lunch or shelter from the rain. Everyone always seems to have a good time; we moms chat together, while our little ones get excited over the toys. [Baby J gets bored with his toys if he’s alone, but when his little friends come over, suddenly his toys are fascinating. :)] At some point, the kiddos want snacks, and food always gets dumped on the carpet. Fortunately, we have a vacuum!

BISSELL helps busy parents clean messes as they happen. BISSELL’s PowerGlide vacuum with Lift-off Technology can be used on multiple surfaces, even bare floors, with no loss of suction. This upright, lightweight design allows you to easily and quickly vacuum everything from entire rooms to curtains to stairs. Use the long-stretch hose to clean up those spilled dry cereal pieces in the couch cushions. The multi-level filtration even helps reduce allergens that could bother your little one’s sensitive nose and eyes.

Yes, children are messy, but they’re worth it, of course. I spend most of my day cleaning up after my son, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

The biggest cleaning tip I would share with new or expecting first-time parents is to clean a little as you go. You probably won’t get to everything in one day, but clean as messes happen, then prioritize and schedule the bigger jobs. Kids make messes, but they’re just experimenting and learning. It goes with the territory! Check out these cleaning tips by BISSELL.

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  1. Thanks for sharing this experience! The tip regarding cleaning as messes happen is really useful; although we are not always in the mood to do it, we know is the right thing.
    There was a quote that I really like, “a man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it”. Indeed, kids’ exploring are messy, but so precious!

  2. A great vacuum is essential for homes with little ones. The $20 discount code is awesome. I’m looking at the Pet Vacuum and thinking….hmmmm! That would be a nice one to have upstairs.

  3. I love Bissell, it’s such a great brand and I’ve found that it’s much easier to clean with it than with some other hoover brands.

  4. We have replaced most of the carpet in our house with wood floors and now use wet mops mostly. The only rooms with carpet in our hour are rooms that we use for business and so they do not really get messy anymore. But I know that Bissell makes quality products and have had a vacuum years ago that I was very happy with. It is definitely nice that you can use the vacuum on all kinds of floors, not just carpets.

  5. We are going to be upgrading our vaccum cleaner soon. I’ll look for this one in stores. We already own a Bissel carpet cleaner and shampooer that we are very happy with.

  6. With two dogs, a cat and a child, I definitely know how important a good vacuum cleaner is! We have a couple that are really good (one for each end of our house) plus a BISSELL carpet cleaner. 🙂

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