Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cleaning Tip: Getting Boogers off the Walls

In a nutshell - to get dried boogers off the wall:
1) get a handfull of toilet paper and get it wet
2) tear off a little piece of wet tp and cover the booger
3) wait 10 - 20 minutes depending on thickness of the booger
4) easily wipe it off
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Please leave me a comment if you try it and let me know how it goes.

As Sid the Sloth says on Ice Age... "Humans are disgusting." That's what I've been thinking tonight as I helped Ethan with one of his chores - we're on a Booger hunt. Why do kids have to wipe their noses on the wall? I mean honestly, it is really that difficult to go get a tissue? It's really annoying when you find the boogers on the wall right by the toilet paper dispenser. I'm not sure the psychology behind their thinking.

But I have found a way to minimize the stress of cleaning them all off - and with 6 kids with active fingers, we almost have full time booger art going on here. Here's the tip which was Ethan's chore tonight - put wet toilet paper on all the boogers on the walls. Corey later asked me about the tp on the walls. I explained that Ethan and I were trying to soften up the snot so we could get it off without chipping off the paint or spending 10 minutes rubbing a hard booger with no sign of it budging. Corey was amazed at my creativity. "Brilliant! How do you think of these things?" I'm just a natural! It just came to me one day as I was washing walls - instead of trying to let it soak with a washcloth which I would have to hold there, I went and got a little bit of tissue wet in water, and it stuck right on the wall like a spit wad, where it softens up the kid booger until you're ready to wipe it clean. I still have a few wads on the wall that I need to go find, but since they've been soaking for an hour, it's a quick and easy job. Ta-Da!

Maybe we could have a wall before and after contest. :)

26 comments:

Anthony said...

thnx this helps ALOT i'm a 14 year old that had this poblem when i was younger but my mom wouldn't touch them and i want to repaint my room so i need themm of and tried this and it works amazingly WELL!!!

Carl Miller said...

I hate to have to say this, but thanks for the solution. My son has befouled the walls in our house and I wasn't sure how to tackle the clean up issue. Next issue: wall booger prevention.

Alice Waarvik said...

I was embarrassed to have to google this... my 4 yr old has a nice collection I just found by her bed UG! I am going to go try this now. Thanks!

Bobby said...

if this works, your fking amazing.

My thoughts said...

I agree with Alicia but knew I wouldn't be alone in this situation. I have a 7 yr old daughter and a 23 yr old son so have been there and done that..Am going to try it and if it works she will be cleaning the wall :) Gotta learn somehow!! :)

Anonymous said...

*sigh* my husband laughed (to my amaze, I didn't think I would find anything) as I googled on how to rid boogers off the wall in my son, also Ethan's room (now eight but started since he was seven). Have new sheets/pillows/blankets, but all the "abstract art" on his beautiful light blue wall just so distracting....ok, completely disgusting! I tried scraping which scraped the paint off. I tried wiping with baby wipes, but that did nothing. This was my last resort! If this works, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, and a million thanks to YOU! Ethan's mommy.

Anonymous said...

it works!!!! Ethan's mommy.

Tiffanie said...

Yay Ethan's Mommy! Glad to help :)

Anonymous said...

I have tried everything to get the boogers off my daughter's wall, except google it until today. I found this post...guess what it really works and after several hours of hunting them all down, her walls are now booger free and I hope they stay that way...Thank you so much for taking the time to post this, you saved me from pulling my hair out trying to remove the dried up boogers. Thanks again you are a life (wall) saver...

Anonymous said...

I wish I'd seen this before I used a steamer on flat paint. I have chunks out of the walls now.

Anonymous said...

You are my life saver. now im gonna go die(: BYE(:

2 girls and some boogers said...

We're college students and we moved into our dorm, soon to find out about all of the "decorations" that were coming along with our new room. We've tried everything with no luck, except for finding out that our walls are actually a few shades lighter. We're trying out your tips now!

Tiffanie said...

Hopefully this will make it a little less painful - I can tolerate cleaning my kid's boogers, but I'd be totally grossed out finding them in my new college room - ugh!

Anonymous said...

Yipee! The paper's on the wall. Just glad all of our snot was sneezed! Strangely, I must admit to being curious about the velocity of that flying snot, as it went pretty high. Looking forward to painting! I feel sure this cleaning technique is a winner! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

BRILLIANT! !!!! This WORKS!! Thx 2 the mom of 7!

Mary Prillwitz said...

Oh my gosh!!! You are a GENIOUS!! Thank you so much! I can't believe this actually worked. I was still hesitant even after reading through all the comments, but decided I had no other better option, so I tried it. You should be famous for this little solution to a big problem! I can't thank you enough!

ilovewolves said...

Thx I just had to google this because i got into the "habit" when i was younger and now i'm older so i want to have friends over but i was embarrassed by my old habit plus now i will get to paint my wall!

Karina said...

Oh my gosh, I am laughing out loud about this one, you are awesome!!! I have three boys, so I've seen a booger or two on the walls myself, so gross, but you are hilarious to blog about it!

Martin said...

Hola Hma. Hibbert. ¿Te recuerdas de mi? Hace mucho tiempo que saliamos juntos en Mesa. Estaba buscando como sacar "boogers" de mi sobrino y encontré tu página de web. ¡Qué manera de encontrarnos de nuevo! Estoy leyendo ahora tu blog para saber que ha pasado con tu vida. Te quiero mucho. Escríbame porfa.

Martín rodriguez_martin44@yahoo.com

ellymay said...

Agreed it totally works. I am so excited

Alexandra Hastin said...

This helped me alot. I'm having a friend sleep over tonight in a few hours and my 4 year old sister put her boogers all over my wall. THANKX.

Rachel Frey said...

Thanks so much! I had this habit when I was younger and I'm super embarrassed about all the snot covering my walls! I'm so relieved they will all be gone!!

Beth said...

Thanks!! This worked like a charm to clean up my daughter's mess. :)

HeidiPoo said...

Just googled this. Ha! Thanks! My 4yr old has a new job.

Esther Rose said...

Thanks so much! I'm a tween and I still do this :( and this really helps?

maddie beckett said...

dont worry Esther Rose me too! my mom is coming in today to help clean my room and if she shes it she will freak!

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