Forget kids! What parents are not looking forward to for back to school!

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Much to the despair of our little ones, back-to-school time is fast approaching. The freedom and fun of summer will soon be over and the reality of routines and homework is about to start. While we’re eager to get the kiddies out of the house at last, the reality is that it comes with a few “drawbacks”:


Laundry: Summer comes with its fair share of stains but soon gym clothes and uniforms will take over – big time. If your kids wear a uniform to school, you know the importance of keeping these in good condition. There’s nothing worse than having to replace something mid-year. Then there are the extra-curricular activities…hello hockey jerseys and ballet leotards! These items are pricey and it’s important to care for them properly. What are the odds these items will make it through the school year? Step 1: beg and plead with your kids to treat these items with care (good luck!). Step 2: Equip yourself with a killer laundry arsenal that’s always at your fingertips. For example, stock up on OxiClean™ Colour Shield Liquid Laundry Stain Remover, it keeps colours looking their brightest. And OxiClean™ White Revive™ Stain Remover Powder has your whites covered as it’s specially formulated to maintain whites – without chlorine bleach! For inevitable stains, turn to OxiClean™ Laundry Stain Remover Spray and OxiClean™ Max Force™ Gel Stick to pre-treat in advance of your next laundry day.


Aches and pains: Real life will ramp up again quickly for you too. Whether you’re back at the office and adjusting to sitting at a desk all day or you’re just trying to keep up with your kids, topical pain relievers such as RUB·A535™ Extra Strength Heating Cream are essential to have on hand for those muscle aches and pains. It delivers fast-acting, warm, penetrating relief of muscle, joint, back and arthritic pain.


Cavities: Before you know it, Halloween will be approaching and then the Holidays are not far behind. For you this means an extra-long to-do list. For your kids, it’s the start of a regular diet of candy and chocolate so brushing their teeth will be key! When brushing is fun, your kids will want to brush their teeth! They’ll love the novelty of the moving brush head on Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Kids Battery Toothbrush and  designs such as My Little Pony™ and Paw Patrol™ will get them even more excited.



When we think about it some more, heading back to school really isn’t so bad! That being said, what are you not looking forward to the most? I bet I have a tip to help!


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  1. OxiClean white revive is always stocked here!

  2. Judy Cowan says:

    All great products to have on hand. No kids here but love hearing the back to school stories from my nieces/nephews.

  3. I didn’t like the rush of getting all the laundry done on the weekend for a fresh start to the week.

  4. I use all of these products! My oldest son has the Super Mario tooth brush!

  5. My kiddo really enjoys using her Spinbrush!

  6. Lynda Cook says:

    My granddaughter starts JK this year and she is so excited, but her mother isn’t I think she is stressing out way to

  7. I use OxiClean on all my boys clothing and it gets out every stain. It’s an incredible product and I recommend it to anyone who hasn’t tried it.

  8. We are all starting something new this month – We have a new nanny, hubs a new job, oldest is starting JK and I’ll be going back to work. There’s a lot of uncertainty as to how things will go the first few weeks of back to school!

  9. I’m not looking forward to that morning rush. Our area went back last week and so far we’ve been organized and the mornings have been easy but once the novelty of the new school year wears off, I know the mornings will be loud, rushed and cranky 🙁

  10. I’m not looking forward to the early mornings!

  11. recently tried using RUB·A535 (the lavendar night cream)…..great stuff! Wish I’d tried it sooner!

  12. Victoria Ess says:

    I’m not looking forward to prepping lunches but otherwise, I’m excited!

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I was one of the few who loved summer holidays when the kids were home, we only had 6 weeks but it could have been an awful lot longer for me 🙂

  14. I always found it hard to get back into routine in September.

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