2020 SPRING CLEAN WITH ME + DECORATE :: SPEED CLEANING MOTIVATION :: DOLLAR TREE DIY + HOMEMAKING

2020 SPRING CLEAN WITH ME + DECORATE :: SPEED CLEANING MOTIVATION :: DOLLAR TREE DIY + HOMEMAKING


[Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] hey guys welcome back to my channel today I am going to be sharing at my spring at clean and decorate with me it has taken everything and my willpower to not film this like 4 weeks ago because I’m just ready for spring the weather is really not quite there yet but I’m making it happen and I’m also going to be including some DIYs the air dollar – DIYs I was planning on just doing one but when I walked in the store I just got like all these ideas and I have at least two maybe three and we’ll just kind of see where I go with that we are going to be getting some cleaning motivation first decorating ideas and we are going to welcome spring into our homes so let’s get to it so as usual I am starting out in my kitchen and getting everything tidied up I typically start in my kitchen because this is my domino chore which if you are new here that is the chore that motivates me to keep going it just kind of builds my cleaning momentum I also wanted to say ever since decluttering several areas in our home which I’ve been sharing in my decluttering series recently I feel like it has truly helped our homes not get as messy now it still gets messy for sure because this is real life but it has just made things much more manageable and if you haven’t seen that series I’ll link above and below for you guys there’s tons of motivation in there but I just cannot get over what a huge difference it has made and I’m not even done decluttering it [Music] [Music] [Music] so I am super excited for today’s video because it’s a collab with my friend Breanna cake she and I have collapsed a few times in the past but she is the ultimate boss mom and I am always so inspired by her in so many ways she just has such a kind heart and she shares similar content on her channel like cleaning home making and decorating just like I share here on my channel but if you are not already following her you guys have to go check her out you will absolutely love her she is sharing a spring clean and decorate as well and she is going to be decorating her foyer kitchen living room and kids room so she is decorating several areas in her home and she is also going to be sharing some DIYs and recipes as well Rihanna has a spring cleaning series coming up on her channel and she also shares tons of amazing printables on her blog so she just has so much to offer if you guys are not already following her you have to go check her out and when you go watch her video definitely let her know that amanda sent you and i will have all of her information down in the description box below and like I said do not forget to let her know that I sent you [Music] so once I had all of the dishes pulled out of the sink I started cleaning it with dish soap and water and I was talking to one of you guys in the comments recently and it came up that when I clean my sink I don’t always hold my sink caddy out to clean it as well and that was something that kind of drove her nuts and I totally get it because we all have our own way of cleaning things and just kind of like little things that bother us but it made me wonder what are some things that you see in these cleaning videos that kind of drive you nuts I will not take offense to it as long as you don’t say it in a really mean way but here I am just pulling out my sink how do you two clean behind it so this one is for you Karen [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] next I am just wiping down my counters with Mike Algeria spray in the sense you solder Olli it is still my all-time favorite scent I just love this one and because I’ve raved about it so much you guys have told me that y’all have tried it and I love hearing that you guys love it too but let me know in the comments if you guys have a favorite cleaning scent [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] moving into the living room I started tidying up the floor and also the couch and taking the pillow covers off so that I could put spring ones on and I always get questions from you guys about where I get my pillow covers from and they’re mostly always from Amazon but I will have the link to my Amazon favorites link down in the description box below in case if you want to check them out [Music] [Music] so while he dusted off the surfaces I wanted to start taking down some of the items that I knew I wouldn’t be keeping up for spring and just kind of prepping the space for the spring decor that I would be adding and then once I had all that done I just did a quick vacuum and if you’ve been here for a while you probably haven’t seen my Dyson in awhile that’s because I have just felt like my shark vacuum has been picking up things so much better so that’s just the one that I have been going for lately but in one of my next spring cleaning videos on my spring cleaning series I think I’m going to try to clean this vacuum out and just see if it works any better once it’s completely taken apart and cleaned out so be on the lookout for that video and wish me luck [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] so now that everything is all nice and clean in the main living area and the kitchen everything I’m going to quickly show you some of the DIY is that I had in mind and then that we will get to it decorating this space so first thing you are going to need some of these little signs you can just get everybody you want I grabbed three of them they have this writing on them but I’m going to show you how to actually remove the writing and then you have kind of like a clean slate these are from Dollar Tree and then these are also from Dollar Tree and they’re just like these little tiny mini clothes pins and then you will also need some nail polish remover and then paper towel or this is just like an old rag I did forget to grab this but I just need to go grab my glue gun as well and then this is optional I happen to just find this when I was at my local craft store but it’s just like a piece of scrapbook paper however these are like little cards they’re not cut out or anything so I’m just going to end up cutting these out but my original plan was to get cardstock and just print some things off and I’m basically going to attach them to here but I thought oh my gosh these are just perfect and I feel like they’re pretty much the perfect size so I’m just going to use these but again if you can’t find something like this or you want something more personalized you can totally just use pictures or you can also just press something off so first I am just cutting down the pictures to fit on to the signs and if you don’t find paper like this you can always just print off your own onto cardstock or just use actual pictures that you have but I love this DIY because just by changing out the piece of paper you can use this all year round and it’s so so easy so next you’re going to take your nail polish remover and start wiping the words right off of the sign and it will come off so incredibly easy [Music] next you’re going to hot glue the mini clothes pins on to your sign and just keep in mind that there is a small wood hanger on the back so if you’re going to be using this and make sure that you attach the clothespins to the top unless all you need to do is just add your picture and that is it it is so incredibly simple [Music] all right so for the second DIY you are just going to be needing three of these Maison style jars from the Dollar Tree also this long basket doesn’t matter what color it is we are going to paint it I also have some sponge brushes along with a regular paintbrush and I’m not sure if I’ll need this but I just wanted to go ahead and get it anyway and then I also got some acrylic white paint this stuff is a chalk paint now these are not from the Dollar Tree but you can pick them up pretty inexpensively at your craft store I think Walmart has them as well but I got a black and then they didn’t have any white at this time they were all out so I just got like as close to white as I could and then I also just picked some pretty flowers that I found out the Dollar Tree as well so for this DIY this is completely optional but I wanted a shorter basket and I also didn’t really like the look of the handles so I used a box cutter to cut it shorter you could also use scissors for this if you decided to cut it down as well but either way just be careful and then as you can see some of the edges were a little bit messy and so I just went through and use scissors to kind of smooth out the top but keep in mind this is going to be a rustic DIY and so it really does not have to be perfect at all [Music] next I’m going to take my black chalk paint and using a sponge brush I am just painting on one layer onto the outside and also on the inside which the inside is totally optional but I just felt like it gave it a more finished look and it really didn’t take much more time at all [Music] next you’re going to take your white Chuck paint and just paint one very light coat onto the outside and the top of your mason jars and you can of course use whatever color paints you want I just really like the black and white [Music] and then once the black paint has dried I’m just going over the outside of the basket with the white paint with a very very light coat just to give it a little bit more dimension last I moved on to the flowers and you just want to clip them to your desired height and I’m also removing the leaves that is just kind of a personal choice but I just wanted a little bit less bulky look so that’s why I decided to go for that option [Music] and then this is also an optional step but to elevate the look of just like the simple dollar tree flowers I’m just lightly brushing some white acrylic paint onto the flower petals and something else you can do that I completely forgot about is you can of course add twine to the very top of the cup and I would just either wrap it around and tie it off or wrap it around and hot glue it I ended up forgetting about my plan for this and I actually liked how it looked without it but that’s just another option to keep in mind if you wanted but you guys will have to let me know which of these DIYs was your favorite and if you make any I would love for you to tag me over on instagram at this crazy life blog [Music] next I just started cleaning up the mess for my dell’utri DIYs and I also wanted to replant my new aloe vera plant and as you guys saw I used my chalk paint to paint the outside of a dollar tree planter so that is a great option if you want a more neutral planter look but on a budget [Music] so if you are an OG here on my channel lots of these items may seem very familiar to you a lot of these home decor pieces were from previous years and I only shop for the pieces that I truly loved but most of my decor is from either Michaels TJ Maxx Hobby Lobby or it’s been thrifted but if you were wondering about something specific just ask in the comments and we’ll definitely get back to you [Music] [Music] so you’ll notice as I was decorating that I was unsure a lot and several of the spaces took me lots of tries to figure out what looked right I always loved showing y’all this process because when you see people always placing items perfectly the first time it’s really not always like that so if you are decorating don’t get discouraged just keep moving things around until they feel right move them into different rooms just style them a little bit different try different heights try pairing things differently a majority of the time it is just kind of trial and error so keep at it and you will find the perfect way to style things [Music] so I don’t typically decorate too much for holidays mostly just the seasons and then also Christmas of course but another thing that I do when I’m looking for decor is I look at how versatile that piece of decor is like I just kind of ask myself is this something that I could use for more than one season is this something that I could use for more than one room is it something that I could kind of change up and use in a different way and I have been kind of trying to do my decor like this for probably about a year or so now and I feel like I’m kind of creating like a capsule wardrobe but for decor if the hutt makes any kind of sense and it really helps stretch your money and also your space by doing that so I hope that makes sense to you guys but I feel like that’s something that I have kind of a little bit unintentionally doing and then once I realized I was doing it I’m like completely intentional about it and it has just made the biggest difference and just not feeling like I have to hold on to so so much decor but speaking of decor there is lots of decor that I actually need to go through and get rid of just any that I won’t be using anymore so let me know if that would be kind of like a fun give away idea for you guys I have thought about doing that for probably about a year now just kind of going through my decor and giving away a box of gently used to core if that’s something that you’re interested in let me know down in the comments but if I do that I think I’ll probably end up doing that over on my vlog channel so if you’re not already subscribed over there be sure that you check that out and I always have the link down in the description box and it is also called this crazy life vlog so you can also just search for it and find it that way as well we faced did it have slows we know he went the we are duty-bound [Music] [Music] to [Music] [Music] [Music] we give it up so y’all know I love Buffalo check I just think it is such a cute pattern but I feel like it kind of clashes with our living room rug so I am just adding it over into our foyer and that way I can still enjoy it but I feel like it kind of clashes with my rug if you guys disagree you’ll have to let me know [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] so after adding the final touches I finally got everything how I wanted and now I cannot wait to decorate my bedroom and also the hallway up by my office I will be filming that in that video be coming in a few weeks and let me know in the comments if you guys would like to see a spring home tour or if you would rather pass on that either way is totally fine I just always want to share the content that you guys want to see but if I do share a spring home tour I’m kind of thinking I might end up sharing it over on the vlog channel just because I have so much content planned for this channel that the schedule is just really full right now but if you guys let me know that that’s something you’d want to see then I’ll definitely let you guys know when I share that and also stay tuned for a yummy recipe that I’ll be sharing here in just a minute [Music] so it is about two days later and I actually had a new wreath coming in that I had ordered and I love it I can’t wait to show you guys and I’m also going to share a really quick super easy and simple cookie recipe this is a lemon cookie recipe and it is gluten free and dairy free but it does not taste like it so I’m going to go ahead and show you those things next [Music] I also just found these tulips they are live tulips so there’s like some water down at the bottom but they are like supposed to live for a long time and these were only twelve dollars and like this case and everything all set up like this at our local Costco so I’m super super excited to see these a balloon [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] [Music] these cookies are so so yummy I cannot believe they are gluten and dairy-free I also think that you could add even a drop less sugar than I even did I think that was really the only thing that I changed in the original recipe but I will link the original recipe down below as well you guys have to make these they are so so good every single person in our family loved them but anyway I hope that you enjoyed this spring clean and decorate with me and got lots of clean motivation as well as in spring decorating ideas and I also hope you enjoyed the VI wise and the recipe as well do not forget to go check out Brie’s video and tell her that I sent you I hope you guys have the best day and I will see you in the next one hey guys [Music]

100 thoughts on “2020 SPRING CLEAN WITH ME + DECORATE :: SPEED CLEANING MOTIVATION :: DOLLAR TREE DIY + HOMEMAKING”

  1. Hey family!! I hope you’re having a sweet day!! Let me know if you decorate for Spring & if you do, have you already started?! Don’t forget to go check out Bri’s video too! I’ll link it below… leave her a comment letting her know i sent you!! 😘 Love you guys!! XO ♡amanda

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  2. I’ve started spring cleaning but it’s a struggle with a 1 year old 😂 This gave me the push I needed 💕

  3. You have a beautiful home! I can't wait for spring! I've already started changing my decor for spring!

  4. Love the pops of Pink, that truck sign w flowers are gourgeous and the checkered pillows is so Nice 💕💖 That wreath looks amazing and that cookie recipe i must try. 🤩

  5. I just want to thank you so much for the inspiration. It truly helps me so much. I work a lot and when I get home I feel such anxiety from the mess. I have a case of OCD but when I get home I'm so exhausted I just tell myself I'll do it tomorrow. Then I get feeling depressed and it was affecting my sleeping habits. I watch you in the morning and at night. Works out great! I also started organizing the house. Just the kitchen so far but I'm getting there. Thank you so much!

  6. First time viewer and I am hooked!! I already plan on watching a past video when I am on the treadmill tomorrow morning.
    Quick questions: where did you get your tv stand and the window frame that is on top of the mantle. Thanks!!

  7. I am a recent subscriber and I love your videos because they seem real. My kiddos are adults now so I had honestly stopped the seasonal decorating aside from Fall and Christmas. I am loving the idea of a refresh and not being too specific. I have bought some things and working to decorate my living room, kitchen and dining room. Having fun! Thanks for the inspiration.

  8. “So this one is for you, Karen.” I’m dead. I love you. 🤣 I feel like I don’t want to ask that question on my channel. No TELLING what people would say. 🙈 Anyways I’m hereee and watching while I clean my disastrous house. Love youuuuu! ❤️

  9. I love drying my sink out after I clean it. It’s not something that bothers me if someone doesn’t do it. I actually don’t see many people on YouTube doing that!

  10. I have enjoyed this video, I love a clean home, your decor is done Beautifully especially that pop of blush..i have started my decorating got Spring and LOVING ever moment.. What to choose to bring to us is fine with me.. Have a great day.See you on the next one.

  11. Hi! I was wondering if your cleaning blue cloth you were using was a Norwex EnviroCloth? If so, it is Very important to hang it up to dry, not put it under the sink in the basket still wet. If Norwex, it has BacLock in it…It needs to be dried before the next use, so it can sanitize . (It can pick up to 99% bacteria…but it can also get moldy and start to smell as well as spread bacteria, if not allowed to dry before next usage. I liked how you kept scrubbing it and rinsing it as you were cleaning. Also using the Grove products and essential oils is nice to see as well. You have a nice way of doing your videos. <3

  12. I love that your house is kept tidy! I’ve been working on a routine to try and keep my house more tidy throughout the weeks. Still work in progress!😄💕

  13. Thank you for sharing your gluten-free and dairy free recipe. Will definitely need to try it. 🍋🍋🍋

  14. Yes yes yes love the give away idea I just love your style!!! Would love to have your style in my house!!! Love your videos. Keep up the wonderful work. God bless!

  15. Nothing anyone does really bothers me when I watch cleaning videos. We all do things differently in our homes and I can accept that the way you do things may not be the way I would do things and it’s all good. I don’t get wrapped up in those small things. I am here for the motivation to get me going! So thanks for what you do Amanda! 😊 Love the spring decor so fresh looking!

  16. I haven't see u do it in a while but what bothers me is when you diffuse essential oils around your pets. A lot of essential oils are toxic to dogs and cats. They can make them very sick or could potentially cause death – especially in cats. Eucalyptus, Tea tree, and lavender are some of the most harmful. I know u mean no harm but please do your research. Your fur babies will thank you xo

  17. I love those old school gums! Great find!

    Also, I must know where you got that watering can with the bee on it. I am a beekeeper and I'm always looking for classy and beautiful bee decorations.

  18. I loved the 3 little pics diy. So so cute! Also where did u get your pink shirt? I need one. It looks so nice and compfy💜

  19. I love both of you and Briana ❤💋💞💚

  20. Love the recipes and DIYs! I love the decor and the colors you have chosen but I’m not a big fan of the table runner, I feel like it doesn’t match the pink theme ☺️ I always look forward to all your videos. 💋could you please link where you get your earrings from !

  21. I dont really decorate inside anymore (after son passed away), but when we moved I started to slowly do our outside area and it looks great!

  22. One thing I love about watching you clean your sink is that your faucet spray is like a blade shape and I love that! It looks so precise when it’s rinsing

  23. The clock above your pantry's entrance has a wrong Roman numeral for 4 😀 I only noticed because I wanted to take a screenshot of the clock and do something similar myself out of wood.

  24. hey mandiee! weird question lol that silver thing under your sink is that a water filter or is it a water softener?

  25. 🌷🌿🌸 love the buffalo check in the foyer, it's so fresh and clean. I agree that the decluttering process makes keeping spaces organized much easier. Due to arthritis in my hands, I was forced to limit the stacking of dishes in my upper cabinets…surprise, surprise, my cabinets are staying so much neater and putting dishes away is so simple. Could you share where you found the essential oil holders you have on the windowsill and side board?

  26. I’ve never paid attention to the fact that you don’t remove your caddy when you clean your sink 🤷‍♀️ 😂 I love the Caldrea Sea Salt Neroli countertop spray!! I’m curious about the Pear Blossom Agave scent. But I’m always hesitant to buy new scents online without being able to smell them first.

  27. Great video as always, Thank you for sharing. Nothing about your cleaning bothers me but just a tip, I was told not to store essential oils in direct sunlight, I see you have some sitting in your windowsil in the kitchen and in direct sunlight they will not last long and lose their potency. Hope this helps!

  28. Hi there! I’ve been meaning to ask where you get the command strips you use to hang stuff on your walls? Do you get them in bulk?

  29. Well, you asked. It totally bugs me that you make a production of putting up your hair in every single video. Loved the bunnies on the fireplace!!

  30. Ok i think what bothers me the most is pouring oil down the drain. I kind of cringe!! 🤣 And walking over wet floors 😆

    Not you specifically either but ive seen some clean their counters or something and then stand on them. So i guess like contaminating clean surfaces? Lol 😂

    Also putting wet brushes or cleaning rags or sponges back under the sink! I just can feel the mold and bacteria growing 😭 lol

  31. I saw something on a different channel that drove me nuts. The toilet was being cleaned with a clorox wipe and they wiped the inside before they wiped the top and outside plus it was the same wipe. Yuck! 😲 The way you clean is great. No complaints.

  32. The one thing that bothers me is the amount of food that gets trashed while cleaning kitchen and fridge

  33. Your home is beautiful! Gave me tons of motivation today to get some rooms cleaned. I need to put out my spring decor. It’s feeling spring here in Alabama. Currently raining like crazy and muggy out. Where did you get the checkered bunnies? I ❤️ them. Soo cute! 💕

  34. We moved to Hawaii last year and there's no dollar stores 🙁 watching this makes me want to bribe family to send me dollar tree items lmao

  35. Oh, Amanda~ You brought back a memory!!!! Black Jack gum was my Dad's (and my) favorite gum!!!!! He passed away in 2007 and I haven't bought a pack since then; maybe it's time.
    Something that bugs me? Hmmm 🤔 Maybe put your hair in a ponytail before you start filming. Other than that~ not another complaint!!! 🤗

  36. You are an inspiration i lost my best friend harold the 23rd of January 3 days before his birthday and i was in a dark place watching your videos got me up to clean and declutter my home and gave me strength to go through his belongings and pass most of them on to people in my community in need 🙂

  37. Another comment~ All those DIY projects are absolutely adorable!!!! I wish I had seen these before I bought all my decorations. You are so crafty!!!

  38. Just wanna say I found your channel a couple of months ago and you're so inspiring. I look forward to every upload! I'm a college student so I live in my own small apartment but I take everything you say and put it to good use here. You've literally made me a Mrs. Meyers fanatic. I can only hope that one day when I own a home it is half as beautiful as yours. Thank you for putting out such great content for us! <3

  39. Yes my kitchen is also my domino chore for sure !!! Those cookies look absolutely amazing and of course perfect for this season !!

  40. I love all your decor style. The color palete and theme is pretty much like my style. Also I really see myself of the way you're showing the trial and error in decorating like moving the decors many times till you find the way you wanted same as me.😊Simply amazing 😊💖

  41. Can you tell me where you get the pillows? I leave 60 miles from any big stores so I you have a reasonable store that you could recommend. Thanks for help. I love your channel & how you present yourself & style.

  42. I love how you decorated your home I love it and getting all the spring vibes!☺️🥰🦋

  43. I like that you put your hair at the beginning of the video. It's a visual "let's do this." Twist twist twist. Pull pull.

  44. I love your style! I’m always trying to copy decor via dollar tree because I can’t afford to buy much

  45. Loved this video. Would love to see a spring video. I would love your gently used decor as a gift.
    Nothing others me from your channel. Your AMAZING 😘👍

  46. when people make beds and don't tuck the top sheet nicely under the mattress, or if they neglect to tuck it at all 😩. i HAVE to do hospital corners!

  47. Hello I Love your cleaning video you do such a excellent job I love when you put your hair in ponytail that mean we getting ready to get down to business

  48. Bri sent me….I really enjoyed your video. plan to try the cookie recipe you shared. I love lemon. The throw you finally decided on for your sofa was my favorite. hoping to find the tulip bulbs.

  49. My one pet peeve is watching people mop themselves into an area and then walking on the wet floor!! Im sure its hard to get video but that is the worst😊

  50. Love all your spring decor! Your home is beautiful! You do a great job decorating! Nothing bothers me about your cleaning videos love all of them.And yes I wish I could give you a hug to bc you are very kind loveing person.I love your channel best one on YouTube! 💕

  51. What bothers me is not so much cleaning….it’s too much music and people looking all done up. But I understand people don’t want to show their normal self on camera.

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