You might have read in an earlier post about the stash of presents I have tucked away for when they are needed. My youngest is an early riser. As he has gotten older, he has become more independent when he wakes up and will play independently and not always come and wake me up. One such morning he found the stash of presents and a car kit caught his eye. The kit included a couple wooden cars, axles, wheels, and paint to decorate the cars with. He decided that this is what he was going to do with his quiet morning.
When I woke up, I found him at the kitchen table having so much fun...with paint everywhere. We cleaned up most of it, but there were some smaller spots of paint on the floor that I didn't see right away. These dried on my laminate floor. I couldn't get them up with any of the cleaners I had in the house. I tried to scratch at it with my nails, but didn't want to try something harder because I didn't want to leave marks on the floor.
Sitting on the floor I was trying to think of what I had in the house that might help. I was about to text my husband to ask what I should get from the hardware store to help me get the paint up when I had an idea. I had used nail polish remover before to help clean up messes. I wasn't sure if it would work because I had used so many different cleaners and they didn't work, but I figured it woudn't hurt. Lo and behold, it worked! Some nail polish remover, a paper towel, and a bit of elbow grease and the floor was no longer speckled!
Have you used nail polish remover to get up messes? Tell me about it!
My Homemaker hat
I imagined that I would be like June Cleaver, only work outside the house and maybe get caught vacuuming in heels and pearls a little less often. Turns out I'm a little more like a mix of June Cleaver and Frankie Heck...most days it feels like I've got more Frankie going on than June. I'm definitely a work in progress. :)