Making the Most of Family Time

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Making the most of the time I have with the kids is extremely important. Now that they are both in school and gone for nearly 8 hours a day my time with them is limited. Especially since the evenings are filled with homework, ballet, lunch prep, dinner, bath time, reading and bed time. I really try my hardest to complete house work while they’re at school but there are days when I just can’t get everything done, so tasks like cleaning are pushed back to evenings and weekends. I try to make cleaning as stress free as possible and still interact with the kids while I do it. The TV and iPads stay off and I’m able to engage in conversation with them, hear about their day and still take time to have pretend picnics on the floor. Quality time is key at this stage of their life so I try to be present as much as I can.

Wood floors run throughout my home, so they are the first thing anyone will notice if they’re dusty or dirty. I’ve lived with carpet my entire life and quite frankly I was over it 15 years ago. Thankfully, there are plenty of services for carpet cleaning in Auckland. Maintaining hardwoods can be time consuming if you aren’t cleaning the smart way. I’ve used the Bona Quick Clean System for years. It comes with the premium microfiber mop, disposable wet cleaning pads and disposable dry dusting pads. The Bona mop is lightweight and portable which I love. No lugging sweepers and buckets of water up the stairs. The microfiber dusting pad is key for trapping dust, dirt and food crumbs. The Bona Microfiber dusting head does a great job of attracting and picking up dirt, dust, and hair instead of just pushing it around the floor into a pile like a standard broom does. The cleaning solution is streak-free, residue-free and fast drying (the last thing any parent wants is their child to slip and fall!) The Bona Mop has the largest base plate out of any similar mop which makes cleaning fast and easy. The assembly of the mop takes less than 2 minutes, the cleaner dries in record speed with no dulling residue, and the retractable handle hook allows for easy storage. What I love most is that the pads easily come right off and can be tossed in the washer.

What are some tips that have helped you make the most of family time now that school is back in? Be sure to follow Bona on Instagram and check out their website for helpful cleaning tips!

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