Pin this for later so you don’t forget the products and tips! Click here to pin.
My Latest Videos
Gross stains from every source imaginable, and kids will be kids.
Does this sound like just another chapter in your life? For about 7 years, with 2 kids and multiple dogs, I was up to my elbows in every type of stain and smell possible.
When times are normal, these smells and stains are easy to deal with. We can use the dishwasher to sanitize any number of items, clean surfaces with hard-core cleaning products, and rinse, wipe, and repeat.
However, it’s not so easy to stay on top of these sanitary issues when the power goes out, when we’re on the road, or we’re in the middle of an ice storm or other disaster. All of a sudden, something as simple as hot water becomes a luxury.
That’s where one of my favorite products comes into play: Kids ‘N Pets Stain & Odor Remover. In the past 6 month, my family has gone through 3 large bottles of this stuff and 1 1/2 bottles of No, No, No!
Stain & Odor Remover is an all-natural product that does what it says and is safe around kids and animals. When our elderly, beloved dog, Mouse, was in the last few weeks of her life, it became very difficult for her to get out through the doggie door when she needed to. We used copious amounts of Stain & Odor Remover to clean up those messes.
When my kids were little, there were laundry stains, stains on carpeting, and stains on my own clothes from those little mess-makers!
In both these scenarios, we had running water, a washing machine, and everything we needed to maintain a sanitary home, but if those had been absent this handy product would have done its job, regardless.
I’ve taken to carrying a few ounces of Stain & Odor Remover in a small spray bottle that I keep in my car and one in my main emergency kit. Accidents happen anywhere, and at the very least, I want to be able to clean up unpleasant messes.
No, No, No! Addresses other issues
We don’t exactly have a pet-free home, although my husband dreams of one, some day. We have 4 cats who are generally well-behaved. They use their jumbo sized litter box on a regular basis, they don’t spray around the house (thank God!), but the youngest does love to stretch out her claws and attack soft surfaces.
You can imagine my dismay when we brought home a beautiful dining room set, complete with upholstered chairs, and this little one, who will remain anonymous, left her claw marks in the seats of 2 chairs in short order. We had covered the seats with aluminum foil but she still managed to discover, to her delight, the sensation of sinking her claws into the seat, stretching her tiny little body, and then repeating the action again and again.
A few days and several claw marks later, I began applying No, No, No! and have noticed a marked decrease in her illegal activities.
No, No, No! is another great product that deters pets from doing just what my little cat has been doing: scratching, chewing, and marking things they shouldn’t.
Dealing with negative pet behavior like this adds more stress to a busy mom’s day than she needs. By spraying not only those chairs but other pieces of furniture around the house, I’ve been able to nearly eliminate the scratching and resulting damage.
If a few sprays of No, No, No! is what it takes to help my cats behave better and to lower my overall stress level, then it’s worth every penny.
In the emergency kit
Emergencies of all kinds can increase our stress levels to the breaking point. Not only are we dealing with a scary, unpredictable event but also with fearful children, multiple decisions, and an increased adrenalin level that makes clear, level headed thinking nearly impossible. To make matters worse, it’s inevitable that someone in the family is going to get sick, have an accident or spill something, and that something could be blood.
In my emergency kits I’ve packed hand sanitizer, first aid gloves, a small package of Clorox wipes and plenty of toilet paper. I still needed something to remove stains and odors because when a crisis is over, that mess will still be there, and who wants to deal with days old stinky stuff and stains? The small spray bottle of Stain & Odor Remover is a handy addition, and not one you’ll find suggested on hard-core survivalist sites!
Both Stain & Odor Remover can be purchased at Walmart stores in the cleaning aisle, on Amazon, and . The products are all budget-friendly and you’ll find a multitude of handy tips on the Kids’N’Pets website.
Latest posts by The Survival Mom (see all)
- 3 Key Medical Concepts to Teach Every Child - January 14, 2019
- 52 Weeks Savings Plan: Give this a try and have an extra $1378 by the end of the year! - January 7, 2019
- 13 Food Storage Resolutions - January 3, 2019
- Get week-by-week prepping help with my 2019 calendar! - November 26, 2018
- How to Survive the Growing Wave of Civil Unrest - October 24, 2018