Friday, March 15, 2019

20 Spots You Forgot to Spring Clean | SPRING CLEANING TIPS & CHECKLIST



I'm pretty sure March is the official month to start spring cleaning, right? :) I actually started a bit early this year and I did a whole bunch of videos on that. BUT now that I'm done with a lot of large areas of my home, I decided to look into things that I might have forgotten about or overlooked. Which is why I compiled this list of 20 things you might also be forgetting to spring clean.




Reusable grocery bags
These are amazing for saving money AND the environment at the same time. They're pretty awesome and come in so many different designs (I got mine at Ikea). However, we should remember to clean these once in a while since they can get quite dirty in time. I put these in the washing machine at a low setting and it worked perfectly. If you have more delicate ones, you can hand wash or just soak in some soapy water.

Curtains
A refresh is always nice for curtains and drapes. A cleaning hack for these is to wash them in quite cold water (I use 30 degrees Celsius on my washer) and hang them back up right after you take them out of the washing machine. This way they don't get wrinkled and it saves you some ironing.

Windows & window sills
I think windows are usually on most people's spring cleaning checklists, but you might be forgetting the window sills and these gather quite a bit of dust.



Lighting fixtures
Anything that is high up is likely to be forgotten about. I used a feather duster for these since I can barely reach them (short people problems, haha), but it worked out really well.

Exhaust vents
We have two of these in our bathrooms and they get pretty disgusting quite fast, since there's a lot of steam which helps dust get trapped on there. 

Under bed
Not gonna lie, this was quite embarrassing in our case and the main reason for that is that our bed is really heavy and hard to move, so we don't do this very often. 

Under sofa
This was not too bad, since moving the sofa is far easier than moving the bed. We did find a whole lot of toys under there though. I vacuumed any dust and mopped as well to make it all fresh and clean.

Matress
Two things you can do here: 
1. Sprinkle baking soda all over, let it sit for 1-2 hours and then vacuum it all up. This is supposed to help absorb any moisture and refresh the mattress a bit. 
2. Flip it once in a while, so that it doesn't get a huge dent in the one spot where you usually sleep.

Toys
For soft toys I choose to use my washing machine because it's easy, convenient and I haven't had a problem with any toys getting ruined (make sure you use a gentle setting or hand wash if you have delicate toys). 
As far as plastic ones go, I put some soapy water (with Fairy dish soap) in a bowl and give them all a good scrub, then rinse and towel dry. 

TIP: for this not to get too overwhelming, don't try to do all toys at once. For example, I did toy vegetables on one day, cars on another day and so on. Otherwise you might be put off doing this since you're likely to own A LOT of toys for your kid.

On top of fridge & wardrobes
Oh my, the amount of dust that accumulated on there is unbelievable. I can't remember the last time I cleaned on top of the fridge, which means it's bad. I used the feather duster to get most of the dust out of the way and then I used a cloth with furniture spray in order to be a bit more thorough.

Door frames & knobs
There are spots that you touch a lot throughout the day, so they accumulate a lot of germs. They're also easily overlooked, so make sure you spray them down once in a while.

Lining of laundry baskets
We have two laundry baskets, both with lining in them. Since you put all your dirty clothes in there, it's no wonder that the lining will get a bit gross as well. I just take it out and put it in with my regular laundry every few weeks.

Chairs & under table
I don't necessarily mean the surface underneath the table, but more like the furniture legs and areas like that. They can get quite a lot of food splashes and you might not even notice.

Toothbrush holder
This can get quite a lot of water trapped in there, so make sure to take it out and clean it up well.

Cleaning supplies 
Yes, your cleaning supplies also need some care. I wiped the broom, the mop, I swapped any sponges that I use and I put all my cleaning cloths in the washer.

Light switches
Again, these are spots that you touch a lot, so they need a good wipe once in a while.

Remote control
You probably use this every single day. Let's not even mention the fact that you're probably eating your nacho chips, wiping your hands on your sweatpants and then reaching for the remote (that was definitely not me last night, no way). So remember to wipe this down every now and then.

Trash can
This will obviously get really dirty easily. I actually take it out and wash it in the bathtub, because it's much easier when you have a larger space that you can work with.

Dish washer filter
Food bits can get stuck in this filter, so you should take it out and clean it thoroughly, because this will ensure your dishes get properly cleaned when you run the dish washer next time.

Decor pillows
You might not be sleeping on these, but they will get dirty regardless. All of mine are washing machine friendly, so (again) I just used a gentle setting to give them a quick refresh.


If you want to see this spring cleaning routine in action, you can check out this video I did:


I do cleaning videos quite a lot on my YouTube channel if you want to get some cleaning motivation.

Have an awesome day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Most Basic Outfit Ever | WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY


Happy Wednesday! Hope you're all having a lovely week so far!

Not gonna lie, yesterday I had one of the most unproductive days ever. I think it's because I am still getting over my cold or maybe it's the sudden season change, but I was feeling exhausted and didn't really get up to much. I guess some days are just like that, you need a bit of a breather and recharge, so that you'll feel refreshed afterwards. 

So today I decided I'm going to kick it and get a bunch of things on my to-do list done: ✔ Write this outfit post and publish it on the blog. ✔ Film another spring cleaning video. ✔ Clean up my apartment because it was a mess this morning. ✔ Get in some quality time with my toddler (already did this morning and we plan on having a nice outing once he's up from his nap). 

It feels so nice to get things done, so I'm about to have another coffee and plan my videos for next week. Exciting times! 

As for this outfit that I've been wearing tons lately: I am obsessed with the ribbed fabric trend. I have a few ribbed tops like this and I just love them. Not sure what it is about it, but I find it to be quite a nice subtle add-on to your outfit. Kinda gives more texture to it, doesn't it? I paired this grey ribbed top with these skinny high-rise jeans. Aaaand of course, I've got my trusty ASOS ankle boots on. Love them!

How about you? Are you having a productive or quite unproductive day today? 

Top: H&M | Jeans: H&M | Boots: ASOS


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Florals & Faux Leather | WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY


Wooohoo! It's March! So excited for the warmer days ahead, waking up to sunlight beaming in my bedroom and opening up the windows without having to put on three blankets on me beforehand. Aaand I've been having such lovely stroller walks with my toddler lately. Spring is awesome, isn't it?! 

For this outfit I did a combination of florals, faux leather (this is actually a pair of coated jeans) and faux suede boots. I love pairing different textures in an outfit. This floral top is from H&M (I got it a while back) and I love how flowy it is, but it also has a bit of peplum at the bottom, which makes it more flattering. The coated jeans are actually quite comfy, they're like a regular pair of jeans, but they look like faux leather. And I've got my trusty black Chelsea boots that I've had for years. That pretty much sums up this spring outfit.

Blouse: H&M | Coated jeans: Stradivarius | Boots: Deichmann


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Leopard print is a neutral, right? | WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY


Happy Wednesday!

Hope you're all doing well. We've got an illness bug in our home, so it's not the best week so far. I'm currently having all the honey & lemon tea that I can in an attempt to fight it off quickly. Fingers crossed! We're having some beautiful sunny days (although still quite cold), so I'm excited to head out for longer walks once I feel a bit better. 

In other news, this week I got my bathroom cabinet declutter done and it feels so good. Why is it so satisfying to declutter and get rid of things? Marie Kondo is definitely onto something, haha! :) This weekend I also started watching a new Netflix series called Workin' Moms. I'm only two episodes in, but it's quite a funny one for moms. 

What are you guys watching on Netflix at the moment?

As far as my outfit goes (what we're all here for, right?) I am obsessed with leopard print lately, although in all fairness - I've always loved a good leopard print in my outfits. I find it to be quite a neutral piece and so easy to pair up with lots of other items in my wardrobe. And it's quite fun to wear, isn't it! For my outfit today, I went with quite a basic combo of a white top and a pair of jeans, alongside my beloved beige Chelsea ankle boots.

Scarf: Lidl | Top: Lidl | Jeans: H&M | Boots: ASOS | Hoop earrings : H&M


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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Last Call for the Chunky Knitwear | WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY


Ok, realistically, maybe not exactly the last call, but at least where I live we're not gonna be able to wear these for much longer since it's going to get warmer soon (fingers crossed). So I'm trying to make the most of this pompom chunky knit sweater that I absolutely love. I got it this autumn from the Zara knitwear collection and I've been wearing it so much this season. I'm kinda sad to be putting it in storage soon (until next autumn), but I'll make up for that by bringing out all the florals and flowy fabrics. 

Do you have any items that you're looking forward to wearing this spring?

For this outfit I went with a neutral camel and grey vibe. I'm always into simple combinations like this. And I can always count on these beige Chelsea boots for when I need to spring around after my toddler.

In other news, I've been working a lot this past week on decluttering and clearing up our apartment (yes, like everyone else on social media, I've caught the Marie Kondo bug). I'm filming the process over on my youtube channel and I'm so excited to get some spring cleaning done. I already posted how I decluttered my makeup collection and how I reorganized my pantry. It's so refreshing to have less stuff and I think it's going to be easier to keep it tidy in the future. 

Have you watched the Marie Kondo Netflix show? Are you decluttering this spring? 
You can check out my spring cleaning series HERE.

Sweater: Zara | Leggings: Zara | Boots: ASOS


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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Grey Day Outfit | WHAT I WORE WEDNESDAY



Hey, everyone! 

Happy Wednesday! We've been having some real dreary weather lately, hence the grey outfit - to go with the spirit of February so far - haha! We did wake up to some sun today, but it is super cold still. It's okay though, I'll just sip on a hot coffee indoors until then. 

I know tomorrow is Valentine's Day, but my husband and I don't really celebrate it too much. We don't go anywhere fancy or buy each other gifts. Not that there's anything wrong with that if you do. We just don't really want added pressure around this day, so instead we get each other small things throughout the year. It is a sweet day though and I think anything that bring positivity and happiness into people's lives is worth doing. If it brings you joy, go for it! 

Back to the outfit though. It's completely not Valentine's Day appropriate, but I do like a grey combo. I love this textured blazer and I thought it would go well with a simple tank top underneath, together with some light wash high-waist jeans. And I'm obsessed at the moment with these taupe/cream Chelsea ankle boots that I got from ASOS. Perfect for that mom life I'm living at the moment - ha! :)


Blazer: H&M | Top: H&M | Jeans: New Yorker | Boots: ASOS | Necklace: ASOS

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Plaid Blanket Scarf & Stripes | WHAT I WORE



Top: H&M (similar) | Scarf: SheIn (got it a long time ago; similar here & here) | Jeans: Stradivarius | Boots: ASOS

Happy Wednesday!

Today I'm mixing up some patterns, because sometimes it's nice to see what other combos you can achieve with all the items that are already in your wardrobe. I've had this striped top for quite a while and it's one of my absolute favourites. I wear it sooo often. I find it to be quite flattering and it's got stripes - I mean..do I need to say more? Everyone loves a good stripey tee. 

I've also had this scarf for years and I don't think I'll ever part with it. It's become such a classic, hasn't it? Every other blogger seems to have it...and I'm no exception - haha! It gives such a lovely and cozy vibe to any outfit. And it's not called a blanket scarf for nothing; it really is super soft and keeps you so warm during these cold winter days. 

My go-to outfits these days are the basic jeans and a casual top, since I'm always running around after a toddler. These boots are amazing for that though. So comfy that I can easily chase my wild toddler around the grocery store - haha! :)



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