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Tips for Fun on Valentine's Day and the Cleanup Afterwards

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. By now, surely you’re looking for ways to enjoy the night and make it extra memorable for your special someone or the whole family and let me tell you, you can surprise them without worrying how to clean up the mess after! Here are some fun tips for you to do as a family or as a couple to celebrate the occasion and on how to restore your home back to its glory after that special Valentine’s Day evening!  

Bond in the kitchen!

You can prepare snacks and meals for the special day as a family. Get the children to help too! You can whip up holiday-themed meals like the following:

Valentine’s day popcorn

You might think it’s a bit difficult to prepare, but it is not. You can make a simple recipe for white chocolate popcorn; check out the full recipe here!

Red Velvet Heart Sandwich Cookies

Express your love and appreciation through these red velvet heart sandwich cookies with a smooth cream filling perfect for the occasion! They are perfect for Valentine's Day, or any day when you want to give someone a little love.

 

Make stuff!

Collect all the crafty items at home and go to town with heart-shaped decorations, get crafty and have a great family time:

Create a fingerprint heart tree

With a little paint and construction paper, you can make a tree full of hearts using just your fingers as brushes. Check this tutorial and have fun with the little ones in the family!  

Make Valentine’s Day cards

Exchanging cards its part of this tradition so what can be cooler than getting a personalized one? Use paint, markers, magazine cutouts and some construction paper and make the best valentine’s day card ever.

 

Play with the family!

You can go with the classic board games or try themed games so long as you all have a good time.

Play Valentine’s Day Bingo

Print these free templates at home and enjoy Bingo with Valentine’s Day twist. The winner gets all the chocolate!

Go on a scavenger hunt

A tried and true game that never grows old! Have your family in pairs and see who wins!

  Want more game ideas? Here are some more! Now, when the night is done, and everyone is exhausted, you don’t want to have to worry about cleaning, so here are some tips to make it through the cleaning process in a piece!  

Paint Stains

If all the crafty activities took a toll on your clothes, don’t worry, here’s how to take care of it! If the paint is water based all you have to do is run the piece of clothing through the water until it runs clear and then toss in the washing machine. Now, if it's oil based you’ll have to take an extra step using dishwashing soap on the stain; just put some of the soap on the stain, rub it a little and then into the washing machine it goes!  

Candle Wax

If you used them to decorate the house for Valentine’s Day, you might have gotten wax on your furniture or clothes accidentally. What to do? First, wait until the wax has cooled down, then use a blunt knife or any flat material to scrape the wax off. If it’s fabric, be extra careful not to tear it. Then, you can use an iron or a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting to soften the wax. Wipe it away as soon as it softens. Once removed, you can use a mixture of soap and water to eliminate the remaining spots. Finished!

Here is a hack that can save for the next romantic rendezvous. Pop your candles in the freezer! It will make them burn slower and dripless!

 

Chocolate

When chocolate melts, it can stain anything! If that happens, no fretting here is a house cleaning life hack to do the trick: with hardened chocolate stains, go ahead and scrape away! If the item is just a small one, you can place it in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes which can make all the scraping easier. For upholstery and furniture, sponge the stain using a solution made with two cups of cold water and a tablespoon of dish soap.

 

Red Wine

If during dinner, red wine found its way away from you and into your clothes, here’s what to do!The first thing to do is soak as much as you can with a clean cloth. If the spot is something that is washable, sprinkle salt on top of it and then pour soda water to slow the setting. After that, you can proceed to wash it as you usually do.

If the red wine made its way to the carpet, mix a tablespoon of white vinegar or dish soap with two cups of cold water and sponge until everything is removed. Blot the area dry using a clean sponge or towel.

  With these tips, you can now freely plan everything without the worry of cleaning up afterward. Let Valentine’s Day be a day of love and happiness! Don’t forget, if you need any help, you can call in the professionals! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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