If your car is anything like ours, it looks like a garbage tip in the back seat thanks to the kids. Chips, sultanas and popcorn - you name it, you’ll find it.
And while handing out snacks to the kids during a long drive is an easy way to keep them entertained, the clean-up afterwards is NEVER fun!
Well one Mount Isa mum has come up with a new hack for dealing with children’s mess in the car once and for all - and it involves one Kmart product.
Mother of four Rebecca Vitukawalu has revealed to Better Homes and Gardens how the budget store’s $12 pet hammock is just the thing to save time cleaning up after her children.
“I’m a complete neat freak and I’m always looking for ways to make life easier,” Rebecca told Better Homes and Gardens.
“I spotted the pet hammock and thought I’d give it a try,” she said.
Revealing how she makes it works, Rebecca says she simply stretches the hammock over the head rests on each seat and secures with the adjustable straps. Genius!
“Now my boys can enjoy a snack without me having to vacuum the car each day,” she explained to Better Homes and Gardens.
“Then I just slide it out, shake it off, give it a wipe over and pop it back on.”
The clever mum went on to reveal that the hammock also comes in handy in the Australian outback.
“In Mount Isa we have lots of red dust so the hammock is fantastic as it keeps the dust out of the carpet and seats. It’s a huge time saver.”
It’s no surprise that the ingenious hack got the big thumbs up on the Kmart Hacks & Décor Facebook page.
“That’s an awesome idea!!” said one woman. “[I’m] so gonna try this [with] my twins.”
“OMG you are a genius!!!” another commenter added.
However some members weren’t so sure, urging people to be cautious when using the pet hammock in the car.
“In [the] event of an accident your car seats will not be covered by your insurance,” warned one woman.
“I was told that you cannot put any fabric under a car seat,” added another.
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