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 β™‘amanda

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  2. Hey Amanda i love your channel sooo much!! You are truly an inspiration and your videos are always so motivating and full of interesting content! Sending you and your family my love ❀❀❀😘

  3. You are my fave to watch your editing is amazing so fun to watch β™₯️ only thing that bugs me not you lol but cleaning the toilet with rags I just cant do that I'd have to throw away my washing machine too after washing them lol 🀣 can you tell me where your watering can is from? I tried reading the comments to see if someone asked but cant find anything..

  4. Honestly, I always noticed you not taking the brush caddy out to clean behind it too. That’s about the only thing that β€œbothered” me. And I wouldn’t even say it actually bothered me lol love your videos!!

  5. Yes, on the Shark vacuum!! I made the switch a while ago and so much happier with Shark than Dyson. So is my mom!!

  6. Your DIYs are genius! I cant believe I never thought to do the nail polish remover idea on dollar tree signs.πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

  7. I would love to win your used, unwanted decor!! You’d laugh if you could see my sad decor! Actually, you probably fly Ohio immediately and make over my place. I’m just not very crafty. πŸ₯Ί

  8. Currently, my favorite cleaning scent is Lilac from the Mrs. Meyers Spring Collection. My normal favorite is the Lavender Mrs. Meyers. ☺️ I’m gonna have to buy extra of the Lilac to last me all year. πŸ˜‚

  9. Love the same Caldrea, but I also really like the Mrs. Myers Geranium. I think it's a limited edition scent though πŸ˜• It made a huge difference when I cleaned out my Dyson.

  10. Hi Amanda! You have a beautiful home! I would love to receive gently used decor. And I would love to see your Spring Home Tour. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜ŠπŸ’žπŸ‡

  11. Super cute! Really thought that you were going to add black checkered table runner to your table to tie in the pillow covers at your entryway.

  12. I watcher the whole thing!! I would love hand me downs!!! Enjoyed as always!! Omg love the wreath in kitchen!!! Be blessed.

  13. I just think your amazing and I wish I could give you a hug. You always give me such great motivation to get up and clean I love it. I always enjoy every single video you post πŸ’‹β€οΈ The only thing that I always wonder is when you pull your hair up in to a pony tail, why don't you pull in through again half way so it's off your neck while cleaning? It would definitely help if you get hot while cleaning. 😁 Love ya

  14. What a great scrapbooking paper DIY. I have some in my scrapbook pile downstairs. Putting this on my list to do for spring. I'm not sure I can remove the writing without removing my nail polish might do that the first of the week before I get my nails done. A Spring tour is great.

  15. U r a true motivation. I learned a lot watching ur videos. Everything u did come out so well, would definitely try some of ur DIY’s. Yes!!! I really like the idea of decor give away. I m very much interested

  16. That gum reminds me of when my mom used to get the clove gum. Yes do a giveaway with your gently used decor.

  17. I can't stand when people "chop" their throw pillows! I know it's personal preference but I've never seen that till I started watching these and for whatever reason it bothers me! πŸ˜‚

  18. I don't think I've seen anything that's really bothered me yet and if it did it was probably for like a second lol. Can you do a oven clean with me someday I really need to see someone clean theirs before I have courage to clean my own lol

  19. I've already done spring cleaning & done some decorating for st. Patrick's day. Love your videos, but was totally cringing when you cleaned the dirty sink & was DIYing w/o gloves…black paint…your pretty pink manicure! Lol!πŸ˜±β€πŸ’…

  20. You are my favorite YouTuber! I love this type of videos! You and Love Meg, and life with Cambria helped me get motivation this weekend.

  21. What drives me nuts is after cleaning an area you do not let dry before putting things n place
    Thanks
    Dalia

  22. The sleeves comment cracked me up!! You're such a rebel 🀣🀣 you go girl bc I make a mess even when i wear short sleeves! Love your video, as always!! Beautiful home Amanda!

  23. This isnt something I've seen you do, and I've seen other comments saying the same thing, but not walking away from the mopping! Like not mopping backwards so you arent walking on it. Makes no sense! Also it physically pains me to watch people using cleaners, or lots and lots of soap, or cleaning something gross with no gloves on! Cleaning chemicals bother me a lot, so maybe that's why, but I always cringe hahaha

  24. Do you know how many points your cookies are? I love lemon cookies! Also loved all the spring decor and DIY's❀

  25. I'm also loving pops of green and blush for Spring! I haven't decorated yet but I will here soon! We are getting new furniture so I'm waiting for that! Thanks for all of the motivation! 😍

  26. I just want to say thank sharing for your cleaning tips for so many of us I love to cleaning and I love to help people that need it but when I found you channel I just love the way you are your family help out together. And real life. I just want to know when you do your bed do you Tuck in your sheets I do mind the hospital dose them that is the way my grandmother tought me but we all do some a little different love you meals you do to .and I'm trying to eat healthy thanks Amanda.you friend marsha πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ™‚πŸ˜€

  27. 😎Hi! New here from @Brianna K. I really enjoyed this video. I struggle with decorating/placement so that was nice to see.

  28. You should share more recipients with us. For example each month devote one of your videos to being a cooking/bakeing video. Cause personally I tried that one recipe that you share with us and it tasted amazing.

  29. 😍😍😍 where did you get the wreath that’s on your pantry door? And price please? I lovvvve the way your house decor looks!!

  30. Love your Spring decorations!!! πŸ™‚ Do you know the WW points of the cookies? Hugs…k πŸ™‚

  31. Great job today Amanda!!! I love your decor ideas & those cookies look great , even though I don’t like lemon! πŸ’œ

  32. Yes girl, I completely love all of your spring πŸ‡decor, and can we talk about how yummy your πŸ‹ roll cookies are ? Anything πŸ‹ I'm a sucker for, that and 🍍 πŸ˜πŸ˜‹πŸ€€ I'm so going to make those as soon as I can go shopping for all the ingredients πŸ’• omg I love @BitsOfBri she's another YT mom I look up to, you and her are super inspirational to me, y'all are goals let me tell you that.

  33. My favourite DIY was the signs, they are gorgeous. The spring decor looks beautiful! The cookies looked fabulous. Unfortunately I am highly allergic to lemon, so I wont be making them ☹

  34. As an owner of a residential cleaning company, I think you do a fantastic job keeping your house clean. Especially when you clean your kitchen sink, this is one of the most overlooked cleaning chores. The kitchen sink harbors the most germs in the house, even over your toilet! Also, so glad you like the shark vacuum, that is the only brand I will recommend to my clients!

  35. I just cleaned my vacuum this weekend. It does have more power. Also, try changing the belt. It will give it that extra roll like it had when you bought it! It's so tiny and very easy to look over. It makes a big difference.

  36. Whoever disliked this video wished there home or apt looked like this πŸ˜…I loved it❀❀❀

  37. Everything looks so fresh and springy! I love the little rabbits on fireplace mantle and all the green plants you added. I would have preferred the peach/pinkish throw you first put on the chaise foot of your couch. I thought it looked a lot more spring than the blue one you choose. I think the buffalo check pillows would look great with your rug, but they look great in the foyer where you put them. Still, everything looks so good and beautiful as always. Your home always looks so amazing! I swear I smelled those cookies baking all the way here in Tennessee!…Yum!

  38. I’m just amazed at how much you get done. I’m a lot older than you and housework was never my favorite thing to do. I worked long hours at Kennedy Space Center and was worn out by the time I got home. Cooking, laundry and dishes were the important thing and when I retired I didn’t really know what to do as I did different things in the evenings or weekends. 26 years of a routine and now all you have to do is housework. Grrr. I’ve watch you and Vanessa that inspired me with the different ideas you used. Love the Grove items and your favorite spray is mine also. I’m going to see if the ginger one smells as good. I enjoy all you do, gives me the motivation to get moving. Love ya.

  39. Hi, Amanda! I love your videos! Ok…since you asked, the one thing that drives me a little crazy is when I watch various videos, sometimes when one of you sweet ladies is wearing a longsleeved shirt you don't pull your sleeves up when you're cleaning with water! I don't like to get my sleeves wet I know that's probably pretty silly! That being said, thanks for the motivation!!!

  40. I wouldn't say it bugs me, but I have never seen you clean the dog bed. Would love to know how often and what you use because I'm sure someone as meticulous as you cleans it. Also I love how well put together you are when you clean, make up, jewelry, curls, and a cozy cute outfit!

  41. 🐴 I absolutely love your videos! They are just so peaceful and relaxing to watch. By the way, love your DIYs!!

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  43. Hi..I don't have a complaint just compliments! I love the way that you decorate. And I love when you pull out your hair tie and your perfectly styled hair goes up. That's when it gets realπŸ˜† Your voice is so soothing so I truly enjoy watching your vlogs before bed😊

  44. I'm not certain if this word has a negative connotation or not these days but I'm saying it in the most positive of ways… you are a great homemaker! It is clear to me that you put your family absolutely first by the way you support them with your efforts. You buy healthy foods, cook them up in a variety of ways, not only keep your home clean (yes untidy happens) and really put some thought into decorating, which makes your home an enjoyable place to be. You're laser focused on providing Kyle and the boys a comfortable and nurturing place to live and grow. That's awesome! Thank you for not adding Easter decor. What you've done is lovely and it's WAY to early for Easter. Heck, it was just Ash Wednesday a week ago!

    I saw a DIY on making a large birds nest last week. Most of the items were from Dollar Tree and it's a piece that can be used year around. I think I'm going to make it my theme for this spring. I hope I can get it to turn out as well as the one I saw. Fingers crossed!

  45. I'm here from start to finish because I love your videos and how you decorate your house! Unfortunately at home I have too strong colors and I can't adapt my house to every season (I have everything blue and gold!) but I love looking at how you do it! A big hug from Italy, and sorry for my english! ❀❀❀

  46. Two things drive me crazy: when the same sponge is used to wash the dishes and then used to clean the sink and washing the dishes prior to putting them in the dishwasher. Not saying you do this, I’ve just seen it done in some cleaning videos.

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