Tackle It Tuesday – Sticky Stroller Cleanup

by Susan

SusanI’m still procrastinating on several of my enormous household tackles… which is slightly shocking since as you can see in this video, the situation is rather urgent. I have tackled the play room and I am proud to say that the toys are still finding their way home most days. But the upstairs laundry disasters still rage war.

But, today I’m exposing how disgustingly dirty I have let my daughter’s stroller become. (Look how sparkly clean it was when both the strollers and our babies were brand new.)

It’s hard to see how dirty the stroller was in the photo below, but just imagine the sticky, yucky mess of a toddler’s stroller where she routinely munches snacks, sips milk and spills everything.

This was a bit of a family tackle. My mother noticed how badly the stroller needed to be cleaned, I stripped it apart, soaked and washed the fabric and my husband hosed down and scrubbed the stroller’s skeleton.

We accidentally put way too much soap on the fabric when trying to clean it and we had buckets full of soap suds in the washing machine. It reminded me of the Brady Bunch episode when the youngest boy tried use the washing machine and filled the house with soap suds. (I guess I seriously dated myself there. Yes, I am old. LOL)

Here’s a before and after photo:

Stroller After Stroller After

I definitely am much happier that my daughter now has a much cleaner ride!

Would you like to post as a guest tackler? Submit your guest tackles to be featured here at 5M4M. You can write Susan at tackleittuesday at gmail dot com. Remember, we are here to promote your site!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.

Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.

(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.

Happy tackling ladies…

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Danelle Ice (Homemaker Barbi) June 30, 2009 at 12:47 am

I’m sorry- I linked the wrong post in space #1 – that is not my tackle, but the link in space 2 really IS! Could you please delete #1 (4th of July recipes)? Thank you so much!
Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi


2 HomeGrownMommy June 30, 2009 at 1:07 am

I am so excited about my first Tackle It Tuesday participation! What a great motivation to get those neglected corners of housework taken care of – and turn it into a great article for the blog at the same time!! Thanks so much for hosting this!


3 Maddy June 30, 2009 at 1:55 am

Ah! Mummy advice. I’ve just had two weeks of it. I’m fully dosed now but slightly jet lagged.



4 Carrie June 30, 2009 at 7:42 am

What a great tackle — it’s so shiny and bright now! Our stroller needs to be tackled too!


5 Toddler Crafts Onna June 30, 2009 at 10:20 am

Isn’t crazy how gross the stroller (and car!!) can get!! I am always amazed at what I find stuck in the corners of the stroller and car when I am cleaning it!!

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s tackle this week! My big tackle is promoting my first Art Contest and Giveaway!! So please come check it out and enter your kids art work! There are some great prizes for kids and adults!!


6 Rita June 30, 2009 at 10:38 am

I sure remember those sticky stroller days. Now it seems we have sticky van days.


7 Liz June 30, 2009 at 10:46 am

Thanks for hosting! I really enjoy reading all the tackles. It motivates me!


8 Michelle June 30, 2009 at 12:40 pm

You’ve inspired and motivated me! I’m out of here cuz I have a job to tackle! If I get ‘er done I’ll be back! THANK YOU!


9 Michele June 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Ok this is my first Tackle it Tuesday. wooohooo. I tackled my bathroom.


10 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls June 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Oh yes, our stroller is in much need of the same kind of tackle. Sigh – it’s on the list. :)


11 Bitter Sweet Moments June 30, 2009 at 4:26 pm

What a great Tackle!! I so need to tackle that one too:) Maybe next week!!


12 Maggie July 1, 2009 at 9:50 pm

WTG Susan! You inspired me to clean my daughter’s high chair, as it was looking pretty gross! I was happy to see it all sparkly clean!


13 Dana Miller September 22, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Way to go! Stroller cleanup can be a real chore. I’ve been using baby-friendly solutions to clean up my daughter’s stroller. I read about it here:



14 Sean September 28, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Great job! Stroller cleaning is a real time-consuming and tasking work. Good thing there are sites like these to help us out in our knowledge for these stuff.


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