March 12, 2021


Life as a family is a whirlwind. Right? And in the fun, rough and tumble, it’s inevitable that things will get a little messy from time to time.

From the crayon on the walls, grime on the grout, fingerpaint on the benchtops to fur on the couch – it’s like a cleaning merry go round we can’t get off! And like riding that horse on the merry-go-round, you’ve got two choices – clench tight and wish it would end or throw your head back and laugh.

This year we partnered with the team from Oates. We shared hundreds of truly awesome Oates cleaning products with MoM Members from all over Australia and encouraged them to #LaughAtTheMess.

Each MoM Members received 7 different products as part of the #LaughAtTheMess Oates Cleaning Kit Review – all available from all major grocery and hardware retailers. Proudly Australian, there’s a large range of Oates cleaning products with quality and prices that make light work of even the biggest mess.


Once MoM Members tried the Oates cleaning products, they posted reviews on site and shared their experience across Instagram using the hashtag #LaughAtTheMess. The results are in and overwhelmingly Oates is now a massive fave in hundreds of MoM homes everywhere.

Mums are kicking back knowing that any mess, no matter how big or small, can be handled in a snap with a product from the Oates cleaning range. Let’s see what they had to say …

Oates Complete Window Washer Review

Got a thousand little fingerprints on your glass doors and windows? Never again with the Oates Complete Window Washer.  Add your cleaning fluid of choice to the handle, spray and wipe clean.  Apparently kids everywhere are loving this over all their toys ;)

“Love love love this window cleaner! So easy to use and so convenient having the spray cleaner and squeegee all in one. Seriously awesome product and a bonus the kids love using it too.” Kylie_Robertson.

“… it’s been constantly in Lexi’s hands. Took her about a minute to figure out how to spray and wipe. I love you can put in the window cleaner and is has the wipe and dry part all in one. Makes it easy to move around and use.” Natalie Loch.

Melissa from @ourlensinfocus put her little guy on the job too. We are IN LOVE with these pics!

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Read other reviews for the Oates Complete Window Washer >> 

Oates Triple Action Flat Mop Review Main Image

The Oates Triple Action Flat Mop amazed every Mum.  Suddenly we had Mums mopping everyday that hated it before!

“This is so easy to use when I want a quick sweep through and don’t have to worry bringing out the vacuum cleaner. My hubby’s a cleaner and he ended up buying another one to have for his work. Highly recommended this product and it’s fast and easy to use. With with my boys’ constant mess it helps cut down the time.” Amanda

“The triple action mop is great! I have tried many many mops over the years and I love that it comes with the drying cloth for a streak free finish. And that my 2 boys can also help with the adjustable handle” – Kylea

And here’s a post from @keeping_up_with_the_firgairas that will make you laugh (and cry for poor Mumma) …

Read other reviews for the Oates Triple Acton Flat Mop >> Oates Microfibre Cloth Cleaning Kit Review Main Image Say goodbye to streaks, lint and left behind dust! The Oates Microfibre Cleaning Kit has a colour coded cloth for every job. And once you’re done, throw them into the wash to clean another day … and another … and another. #winning  “I loved using the Oates microfibres cleaning cloths. Each different cloth was colour coded and labeled with their own purpose. The stainless steel cloth worked wonders on my oven and range hood . The pink dusting cloth picked up all the dust on my shelves quite easily. The kitchen cloth left my glossy benches streak free as did the blue glass cloth for my bathroom mirrors.” ncjmumma Read other reviews for the Oates Microfibre Cloth Cleaning Kit >> Oates Pet Hair Brush Review Pet Hair be gone! From the couches, the cushions and your favourite black skirt! The Oates Pet Hair Brush makes such a quick job of lifting pet hair from everything, you’ll want one in every room! “This pet hair brush is easy to use and clean. The structure of the brush is also good, it makes bigger area cleaning possible with one scratch clean, so I don’t have to scratch multiple times, it saves me time and energy. The material of this brush is high quality too, it will be durable. Love it.” – Kathy Z Nicole from @threelittlefaures got the kids on the pet hair removal job. Their little pup is a mess machine!




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  A post shared by NICOLE – ???? PERTH, WA (@threelittlefaures)

Read other reviews for the Oates Pet Hair Brush >>  Oates Grout Brush Review Main Image Who hates standing in the shower and noticing the pesky mould that’s STILL on the grout even though you just cleaned? Grrr! Fear not- grab the trusty Oates Grout Brush (long handle which means less bending too) and give a quick scrub a dub. “This brush is great for hard to reach places. A great hard bristle brush with a grippy handle makes cleaning grout super easy.” – lilandalexandersmum “This little brush is amazing not only did it do a fantastic job on the grout it worked wonders on the window and door tracks.” – kylie robertson Read other reviews for the Oates Grout Brush >>  Image of Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer review main image Well it seems that not all scourers are made equal! The Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer gets stuck in with no scratching so you can go crazy with it.  Awesome lasting power too – just rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat! “I tried this sponge out on my pots and pans after dinner. I had tried my normal sponge scourer and when it just wasn’t doing the job I gave the oats sponge scourer a go and it was super easy. It got the baked on grease off the pans and left no scratches.” – mom187670 Jodie from @a.handful.of.love got her teenage daughter on the job.  We love her classic look!




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  A post shared by Jodie Mac (@a.handful.of.love)

And Tyler’s Mum from @keeping_up_with_the_firgairas was very happy to have these little beauties on hand on this particular day … eeek!

Read more reviews for the Oates Anti-Bacterial Sponge Scourer >>

Oates General Scrub Brush

What’s not to love about the Oates General Scrub Brush? Stiff, durable bristles, perfect indoors and out and an easy grasp handle.  We’re in (and so are the Mums who trialled)!

“This is good general scrub brush. It worked well at cleaning my shower floor. The bristles are stiff yet durable to use. The handle is a good fit for your hands. It can be used indoors or outdoors. It gives a good clean and is easy to hold and use. I like the color of the brush also attractive.” – rainforest

Read more reviews for the Oates General Scrub Brush >>

Wow! We feel our homes are sparkling clean just reading all this!

Well not quite but it’s definitely got us inspired to look inside our cleaning cupboard and do a refresh.  We’re up to #LaughAtTheMess like the MoM Review team.

A huge thanks to the team at Oates Cleaning for sharing so many wonderful products with us all to trial and review. And for teaching us to #LaughAtTheMess

Psst, we also ran a couple of Oates reviews back in 2019 for more products from the Oates Cleaning Range – read the reviews for the Oates Light Duty Corner Scrub and the Oates Space Saver Dustpan Set


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  • My kids loved cleaning the windows


  • My kids loves helping with cleaning and gardening.


  • I can’t wait til I can teach my baby to help clean


  • Cleaning jobs never ends for mums. I love oats branded cleaning tools.


  • I would love to try the Complete Window Washer, sounds ideal.

    • Wonder if you can fill the handle with just white vinegar. Has anyone tried this ?


  • These are such cute photos


  • I’m loving see all the pics!


  • All my glass doors and windows are absolutely covered in these tiny fingerprints, it’s never ending

    • Same here ! And when you just cleaned it ,bit’s dirty within a hour

      • but not bit, sometimes I hate auto correct


  • Great seeing the children trying to clean up their messes.


  • I love all the photo’s but wonder if some may be set in scene ?


  • Love all the photos of the young ones cleaning up the messes they probably made in the first place.


  • Some good products. I just hope my little one will help me out when she gets bigger.


  • Only fitting they help hehe


  • Oates cleaning products would have to be one of the best quality products around and what cute photos of kiddies help cleaning love it


  • Love the photos of the kids using these products, pity they don’t continue past primary school


  • What cute cleaning captures!
    I need to get myself a new mop and start training my toddler to help out and pick up after herself.


  • The Oates cleaning product for window washing looks so handy and we would love to try it on our windows.

    • I will keep an eye out for it when next at the shops!


  • Yep, my youngest still loves to “help” cleaning, which is excellent practice of course…but I can’t say it really helps ;)


  • The photos are adorable if the kids cleaning!


  • My kids loved cleaning when they were little. Not now though!


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