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30 Day Cleaning Challenge Day 8: Clean the Floors

8 Apr

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I’m still following along with Money Saving Mom’s 30 day cleaning challenege, but since I’m leaving the house now and wont be back for 12 hours I just swept all the floors quickly!

~Krystal

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Dishwasher Cleaning

5 Apr

I promised last week to tell you about my cleaning trick I discovered. It is how to clean your dishwasher. I know to some it may sound crazy to clean something you clean with… but you clean your sponges, so why wouldn’t you clean your dishwasher?
I found a few different ideas on Pinterest, didn’t Pin a single one, but came up with the best plan.

First I put a cup of vinegar on the top shelf of my empty dishwasher and ran the dishwasher on hot

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Next I sprikled baking soda on the bottom of the dishwasher and ran it through another cycle

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The result: a clean dishwasher!

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~Krystal

How have I never heard of Bar Keepers Friend?

5 Apr

It’s amazing how much money we spend on cleaners every year! We have to have the newest scientifically proven to kill the most germs and voted best smelling.
Personally what I really want is something that is going to get the grime off things.
Guess what that amazing product has been around since 1882! It’s called Bar Keepers Friend. It they have a powder or a spray/foam. I got the spray/foam and used it to clean around the house.

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After getting lots of grime out of my tile counter top, I put BKF to the ultimate test on my rust stained heat ducts.

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After:

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~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge: Day 4 Craft Room

4 Apr

I just moved into this house about 20 days ago, so Im still in transition. I’m renting a house from friends and they moved into thier new house about 30 days ago, so they are still in transition aswell.
There is a small bedroom that I have been planning on making into a craft room, but it had boxes and stuff in it. Some stuff ia mine, some stuff belongs to the friends that own the house.
Today for my challenge, I condensed and unpacked and repacked. There is still more to do, but we have a craft room! And I have one happy Bugg because I found his play-doh!

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~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge Day 2: Bathroom

3 Apr

Anyone that knows me, knows how OCD I am about keeping a clean bathroom. Especially once Bugg started potty training! (The thought of my baby getting someone elses germs on him was enough to make this Momma crazy!)
Since we just moved into our new house less than a month ago and I scrubbed the bathrooms 3 days ago… I just wiped the sinm and toilet down with disinfecting wipes like I usually do between cleanings.
Then I enjoyed my bubble bath once Bugg went to sleep! 🙂

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~Krystal

30 Day Cleaning Challenge

1 Apr

April is here and it is finally starting to feel like Spring in Southern Maine! You can’t have Spring without Spring Cleaning. Which makes the Cleaning Challenge that Crystal from Money Saving Mom put together the perfect idea.
I just learned about the challenge today, but I jumped right in! Day 1 was surface clean the kitchen and livingroom, which was on my list of things to do anyway! I also tackled my own extra project which I will share later today.

~Krystal

Sewing project

28 Mar

When I woke up this morning I didn’t know how to thread a sewing machine. With the help of a latte and a few online videos I figured it out.
I just finished a valance for our bathroom window out of some left over fabric from a table cloth that was too long. The table cloth has to be fixed, but that is a project for another day!

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~Krystal

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