4/27/16

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With three kids in the house, we have had many messy times which make messy memories to look back on (and laugh at) today. They sometimes happen when mom and dad are preoccupied and they get a bright idea to create something resulting in a mess to clean up. 

It starts off innocent, you finally sit down with a hot cup of coffee and suddenly realize it's a little too quiet and you haven't seen your kids for a few minutes. You bolt upstairs into the bedroom to find your wall and your child covered with colourful marker! This has happened on more than one occasion in our house, our son once drew a lovely bunny behind his bedroom door. Our oldest loves to draw and do crafts. Our youngest still gets into things she shouldn't like markers, pens, crayons etc and creates artwork on a wall.

Did you know that 65% of parents have said "no" to their kids request to create something because of a possible mess it would make? I have been there but sometimes remind myself that when you have kids, you have messes. It's all part of learning!

With the help of Swiffer, us parents can stop worrying so much about it and say "Yes to the Mess!". 70% of parents agree mess making helps encourage creativity.  

There are several celebrities who even agree with this creative process. Actress Sarah  Michelle Gellar recently hosted a Swiffer event in New York City where she encouraged parents to say "Yes to the Mess" in an effort to foster children's creativity and independence. 

As our kids grow up, we won't ever wonder "what could have been" when it comes to the creativity they express, as long as we're providing them a warm and welcoming (and Swiffer clean) environment. 

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88 comments:

  1. I would say the kitchen it has the most traffic and the most spills
    Marla

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  2. I'd definitely say spilling red wine! Terrible.

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  3. The kitchen after family dinner. There's so many dishes and the spills from cooking and from messy eaters (not just the kids.lol)

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  4. Our living room is always a mess . I don't know how half the stuff gets in there.

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  5. Our biggest mess that I hate tidying up after is after a birthday party.. God, the dishes, the dirt that was dragged through the house!

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  6. Bathroom especially when the whole band is in town six 20-24 year old males ickkkk

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  7. The worst is when my youngest (1.5) eats spaghetti..which of course happens to be her fav food!

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  8. The kitchen at dinner time...help!!

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  9. After becoming a Mom I must admit it took awhile before I could embrace it totally and say #YesToTheMess but I completely agree that it fosters children's creativity and independence. I love and depend on the Swiffer line to help keep my home clean, warm and welcoming. I usually find the worst messes in the bathroom after bath time. There's bubbles on the ceiling, "washable" crayons on the walls and water well...everywhere but it's always a fun and enjoyable time for my little one! Now if you'll excuse me I have to check for bunnies behind his door :) Thank you for a great post and giveaway!

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  10. The biggest mess is the cat hair from the cat!! Its EVERYWHERE ALWAYS!

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  11. 100% it's cutting up veggies -peels and juice everywhere

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  12. Well it is our dog who loves the mud, and of course it gets everywhere.

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  13. Kitchen for sure with the food and dishes.

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  14. Mud and dirt that my kids track in from outside

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  15. Cleaning up the kitchen after dinner.

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  16. Mud and dirt that is tracked in by hubby when coming in from the garden.
    Florence C

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  17. The worst mess here is mud mixed with whatever else after pony lessons.

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  18. I would have to say the worst mess is mud & dirt that gets constantly tracked in through the kitchen during the spring-fall months (mixed with the kitty litter that also seems to track everywhere!) (Judy Cowan)

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  19. Spring and all the mud , dirt and stones coming in on the floors by the kids and animals.

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  20. We have a dirt driveway and a dog and my entrance and kitchen floor is white so in the wet Spring I clean up muddy dog prints several times a day.

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  21. My two daughters are teenagers and they make an awful mess in theit washroom.

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  22. Spaghetti on the floor has to be the worst thing I clean up regularly.

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  23. Here it is the mess on the floor that our kids make after coming in for a mud pie making afternoon in the back yard!! lol

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  24. Our worst mess is after a weekend breakfast....syrup, jam, juice, cereal..messy family of 5

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  25. "The entire house". Seriously, they are like a pack of wild dogs leaving messes and destruction in their wake! I hate cleaning!

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  26. The mess on the kitchen floor when the whole family sits down to eat!

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  27. Food and dishes
    Oil is difficult to clean

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  28. The worst mess is getting dirt/mud on our white kitchen floor. Never again will we get white flooring for the kitchen!

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  29. The biggest mess is when I have a couple of toddler girls for a sleepover. They just go all over the place and leave stuff behind.

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  30. The biggest mess is when I have a couple of toddler girls for a sleepover. They just go all over the place and leave stuff behind.

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  31. The biggest mess is when my kids do arts and crafts.

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  32. rainy days with all the wet and dirt that gets dragged in

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  33. Playdoh!!My children get it all over the floor and it sticks. It drives me nuts!

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  34. THE absolute worst mess that the family makes to clean up is the craft glitter its horrible but they do enjoying it.

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  35. The stovetop and the rangehood. They get so greay and full of cooked on food when the family gets to cooking, bacon grease everywhere.

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  36. My son has an addiction to shredding paper. It always ends up ALL over the entire house and takes forever to clean up.

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  37. Kitchen after we have large dinner , and kids with their crafts

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  38. juice spills in the kitchen and it seems to run down the cupboard doors too

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  39. Muddy shoes and dog prints on my hardwood floors

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  40. Muddy shoes and dog prints on my hardwood floors

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  41. The biggest mess I had to clean up was when my son dropped some jam on the floor and stepped in it. Then he ran around with his jam feet looking for me to help him clean it.

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  42. i hate cleaning up mud! Sucks when the boys forget to take off shoes and bring it into the house.

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  43. Mud and dirt!

    Sara Rai
    Legendlives12@hotmail.com

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  44. after dinner crumbs are the worst. The dog can only clean so much.

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  45. LOL - litter that is flung from the box in a fit of digging frenzy! My family has a lot of fur also, so I am constantly sweeping, dusting and vacuuming that up!

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  46. THE absolute worst mess that my family makes to clean up is when my husband cooks.

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  47. the kitchen especially during supper. sometimes like a cyclone went through!

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  48. My boys spill milk every, single, DAY! If I don't see it right away, it dries and is horrible to clean up. DRIVES ME INSANE!!!

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  49. the wrst mess is mud or the bathroom

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  50. the bathroom can get pretty scary here.....and hubby cooking in the kitchen is always a disaster!

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  51. I hate cleaning up puke! That is the only mess that makes me want to quit! Thankfully my kids picked up using a bucket very quickly (by 2). Just one more to train (she's only 3 months so...). My husband dislikes glitter messes the most.

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  52. I love my family, I really do, but when they're done in the bathroom after getting ready for the day I have to say it scares me! lol I may go on bathroom strike, not sure yet!

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  53. My son's toy room. He loves to play with Kentic snap and that makes a big mess

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  54. how can a 3 year old make messes like they do. my house is a big disaster. I clean all day and three hours later its destroyed.

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  55. Birthday parties are a mess to clean! Victoria Ess

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  56. Rice when they get it stuck in the carpet and sauce spills.

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  57. The kitchen after dinner is usually our biggest clean up

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  58. our dogs make a big mess, when it is raining, and they come in with muddy feet and wet fur

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  59. THE kids are all gone but we have pets, ferrets to be exact and they like to dig (which we were not aware of at first) so they found my plants, and it was a huge mess (now we have dig boxes for them full of rice and noodles)

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  60. The worse mess is the bathroom, ugh, it's like no one knows how to clean after themselves in that room!!

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  61. My kids make a huge mess in the washrooms and I hate it!

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  62. the worst messes would be after the guys work on their vehicals or equipment and their clothes, calls , floors and bathroom are messy, greasy and dirty!

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  63. My kids always tear the house apart on a daily basis!

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  64. The kitchen is an absolute disaster when my son (an adult) has cooked and that is every single evening!!

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  65. mud from family's shoes and the dog :(

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  66. Kitty litter is the worst! My rotten cats kick it all over even though their box is in a giant drawer with a cat door on it!

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  67. Our kitchen gets really messy before, during, & after dinner time.

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  68. My kids both love to make crafts & love crafting with them but the mess afterwards it's awful! I'm finding glitter for weeks!

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  69. Our family cooks together all the time, but it makes a mess!

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  70. Our laundry room doubles as a mud room and is always filthy!

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  71. Any time the kids cook, there's a complete disaster to clean up!

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  72. After my kids gone outside and they found snails, got so excited that they forgot to take off their shoes. They went straight to the living room to try to find me, I was not there, then the kitchen and then got me in the basement. There were muddy shoe prints all over the floor

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  73. My toddler is quite messy with food. I find little pieces throughout the house.

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  74. The worst mess my family makes is spilling food and drinks on the floor and carpet.

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  75. Oh it's definitely the kitchen, it's a never-ending cycle of dirty dishes, pots & pans, crumbs, & various junk.

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  76. Definitely the kitchen after every meal. 3 toddlers and a 7 month old I'm sure you can imagine why lol

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  77. My toddler makes those awesome toy messes and sometimes decided to kill squish fruit loops with his Dino toys all over the floor

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  78. Hubby has to be the guilty party. He is not doing me any favours when he cooks dinner. He spills everywhere on the kitchen counter top.
    (Debbie W)

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  79. My girls decided that it would be a lot of fun to take their loopy diapers off and smeared the poop all over my mom's guestroom. That was a true mess.

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  80. my toddler can take one fruit loop and destroy the house. His messes are insane

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  81. The worse mess is when we have make your own pizza night, can't believe how much lands on the floor

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