Crayon On Wall
I think this one happens to everyone's walls at some time. Trusty Mr Clean Magic Eraser always worked for me. I've also seen mentioned you can use toothpaste(regular not gel) or a paste of baking soda and water.
I'm talking about when you find little Johnny in the bathroom, you just heard it flush and he has a guilty look on his face. The Family Handyman has some great advise and everyone on Pinterest agrees a toilet auger works wonders and can be found at Home Depot for less than $10.
Clean Stuffed Animals
I've always thrown ours in the washing machine but obviously there are some friends that are more delicate and maybe this wouldn't be the best option. Check out the advice from Stain Removal 101.
Thankfully I've only had small nail polish issues not a giant spill, yikes! Do you have some sugar? Yup Interior Design Info says dump some sugar on wet nail polish to absorb!
Moddy Bee says you can remove nail polish from carpet this way.
Unless you throw down a tarp when your kids get in the car, you are going to have a mess no matter what age they are. This DIY cleaner made with Dawn, vinegar and club soda from Inspired Housewife looks like a miracle worker!
Crayon In Dryer
I saw this on Pinterest and thought wow, that would really suck. Not a week later, it happened to me! Carrie Elle tells you how to fix it.
Active kids have holes in their jeans...always. I feel like I'm forever buying jeans. When I see a good deal I grab as many as I can in a variety of sizes because I'm gonna need them. Don't forget, you can always patch them to make them last longer! Here are some cute ideas for patches.
Stickers On Wood
Why do they all do this? Give a kid some stickers and they will put them on everything! Just Joanna shows us how to remove stickers without ruining your wood surface with vegetable oil!
Gum In Hair
I always thought peanut butter was the answer, but here's another idea from Passion for Savings to try if PB isn't an option for you...coconut oil.
Clean Microfiber Furniture
This "easy to clean" furniture can sure be tricky when it comes to water stains. Personally, when my couch gets very grungy, I unzip the cushion covers and throw them in the washer. If that's not an option or you just have a small clean up rubbing alcohol is amazing. It will even take ink off. Yes, my daughter drew all over my beige sofa with a ball point pen! Follow these tips from One Good Thing By Jillee
In addition to cleaning microfiber, rubbing alcohol is great for removing permanent marker! Alcohol might not be the best choice for all surfaces though, try toothpaste! My Life and Kids
Dry Erase Marker
Can I tell you, I hate dry erase markers. They are not for kids and will inevitably end up in their hands and on surfaces they aren't meant for...like their clothes! When soap and rubbing alcohol didn't work, I went searching. Murphy Oil Soap and a toothbrush is the answer. Scrub, scrub and it will disappear.
Wood Furniture Repair
Whether it's you, your kids or your pets, wood furniture will eventually get beat up and need a little TLC. I personally use olive oil for small scratches. Check out these 8 tips from Yahoo Makers.
I found a ton of ways that people claim a scratched dvd can be fixed, banana peel, toothpaste, Vaseline, furniture polish, peanut butter, even shoe polish. A lot of people swear by the toothpaste. Here's something else you may not have considered, Universal Studios has a dvd replacement program. Disney used to offer the same type of program but it has been discontinued.
Hole In Drywall
Whether you have kids or not, holes in drywall can happen. Instead of hiding it behind strategically placed furniture or a picture, let Build.com show you how to fix it yourself.
Repair Screen Door
How many times has someone walked right into the screen door? You might be lucky and it hasn't broke yet. When the screen does break, never fear, you can fix it yourself. Supplies can be found at your local home improvement store and Snapguide will show you how.
Stuck Garbage Disposal
My kids are always taking their popcorn bowl and tossing it in the sink, unpopped kernels and all. Who knows what else they might toss in there that could get jammed. Don't call a repair technician yet, follow these steps from Curbly. I also found these instructions in my owners manual when this happened to me.
Remove Super Glue
Super glue is literally super. My kids break crap all the time so I couldn't live with out it. Unfortunately it's easy to get in places where it's not supposed to be, especially when the kids get a hold of it. Nail Polish remover can save the day!(who's seen The Wedding Planner?) Find out how to remove from all different places at About.com
Clean Pee On Mattress
Potty training is a tough and dirty business. Dish soap, baking soda and peroxide can make your mattress like new again! What's Up Fagans
Chewed Up Crib Rails
Wondering if your child is part beaver? Cover your crib rails with fleece to prevent them from chewing on it or to cover up the teeth marks they already made. This is an easy no sew solution. You could certainly get fancier if you have sewing skills. You could also add some poly batting or a pool noodle under the fabric to give it some cushion!
Remove Temporary Tattoos
It's school picture day and your child looks like they just got out of prison! No worries, those temporary children's tattoos can be removed with some baby oil.
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