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What You Need For When Guests Visit

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart.


When we were having our house built, my grandma warned me about light colored carpets. See, my cousin had an almost one-year-old daughter, but she was pregnant with a boy. And my grandma was so concerned about the havoc this boy could bring to my light colored carpets. Luckily for everyone involved, the carpets we picked weren’t that light. But, even luckier, you can order everything you need to Avoid The Oops at Walmart.

You really can be prepared for any potential oops. And if you’re ready before any young guests come to visit, you won’t have to stress out in case there is an oops.

What You Need For When Guests Visit

Avoid The Oops … in the backyard
It rains a lot here in our part of North Carolina. I always say that’s great for our plants because they get watered for free, but it might not be as great for little kids who want to play outside. That’s fine. You can let them go outside, make mudpies, and jump in puddles without any worries. Why? At Walmart, you can stock up on Tide PODS Plus Febreze Botanical Rain HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs. Just take the muddy clothes and throw them in the washing machine with one of the Tide PODS. You won’t even have to measure detergent . Instead, the clothes can be washed right away and the child can go back to playing (although maybe indoors in pajamas for the rest of the night).

Avoid The Oops … on the counter
Kids love to do things themselves. They might be used to doing this at home, so they’ll try at your house. And maybe that means overflowing a cereal bowl with milk that ends up all over the counter. Or maybe a jar of pasta sauce just happens to spill. Don’t worry. Your counters can take a beating as long as you have Mr. Clean MultiSurfaces Liquid Cleaner With Febreze Freshness Meadows And Rain Scent on hand. Just pull it out from under the sink (that’s where we keep all our kitchen cleaning products) and clean up the mess. You can get the counters … and anything that trickled down the cabinets too.

Avoid The Oops … on the floor
My grandma got us a Swiffer WetJet before we moved in and what a blessing that has been. You just add a couple batteries and it will spray cleaner on the floor for you. Then, you just sweep it up. It’s great. If you are like me and already have the Swiffer, just stock up on the Swiffer WetJet Pad Refills and Swiffer WetJet MultiPurpose Cleaner Solution Refills. You’ll have both of those for when you need to use the Swiffer. What you won’t have is any stress about how to clean the floor.

I usually wipe the floor with a towel after because I’m impatient while it’s drying. And little kids might be too. So it’s a good reason to have Bounty Basic Big Roll Select-a-Size Print Paper Towels on hand. Select-a-Size means that you don’t need to waste a huge sheet for a little spill or you can grab a bigger sheet if you’re drying the floor. I love that!

Avoid The Oops … in the bathroom
Young guests could mean an “oops” in the bathroom … or maybe on the way to the bathroom. Stock up on Charmin Ultra Strong Toilet Paper Double Rolls and Charmin Freshmates Flushable Wipes and have them in a spot that your guests can see. That way, they don’t have to ask you for them when they’re dealing with a bathroom situation.

Avoid The Oops … on little hands
We have white cabinets. Our kitchen is really trendy, but it’s not exactly kid-friendly. That’s why we have Bounty Quilted Napkins on hand. If a little hand is sticky, you can wipe them down quick before they start leaving fingerprints behind. Oh, they can leave them on my heart … just not on my white cabinets.

Avoid The Oops … in your pantry
The last thing you want to do, as the host, is run out of something. Imagine one of your guests in the bathroom, yelling that the toilet paper ran out, and asking if you can bring in another roll. You open your pantry and there aren’t any rolls. How embarrassing!

Avoid that oops. Order online and have the items delivered to your home, just in time for company. Trust me, it was nice to have all those bulk items delivered straight to my door. I can’t imagine trying to figure out how to fit all those essentials into our small backseat.

Have you ever experienced an oops in your pantry?

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Tuesday 12th of July 2016

Thanks for the info


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Very Practical ideas.


Monday 27th of June 2016

What a great practical post! Love some good old fashioned practicality!