Let’s Clean: Kitchen

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Day 2: Tuesday… Kitchen Day!

I swear this day was looooong overdue.

I started by picking up and throwing away all the trash, collecting all our mail and putting it in our mail drawer, and just cleaning up all the random clutter.

Then I did the dishes with Sun with oxygen cleaning action apple orchard scent dish soap ($1 from Family Dollar… talk about a WIN!) and sat them in the drying rack.

While the dishes were drying, I cleaned the coffee station and the kitchen table. I first used up&up lemon scent disinfecting wipes, then cleaned the tables with Lysol Lemon Breeze scent All Purpose Cleaner (if you can’t tell.. I love lemon cleaners).

Next I put the dishes away and cleaned the counter. I used the Lysol cleaner for this. I then went in with a bit of Clorox Regular bleach because… well I’m a germaphobe.

I quickly cleaned up the stovetop with some Lysol. I did this not too long ago, so it was just a touch up.

Then I spent a good while cleaning the cabinets. I took everything out and cleaned the cabinets with Lysol and a little bit of bleach. Then I reorganized the food and dishes.

I deep cleaned the fridge and freezer.. I took the shelves and drawers out and washed them in the bathtub using my Sun dish soap. Then I cleaned them with Lysol and yes… some bleach. I wiped the inside of the fridge down with the disinfecting wipes and then used Lysol. Once I put the fridge back together, I took the freezer contents out and did the same thing.

Finally I swept and mopped the floor with my Swiffer WetJet.

Stayed tuned Monday for Day 3 of my cleaning series!

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Let’s Clean: Bathroom

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So, if you’re anything like me, you LOVE cleaning. The week that I took off of posting to work on behind the scenes things on my site, I also decided to do a powerhouse cleaning of our whole apartment. This is also the first time I REALLY get to clean since Jannah was born. I decided to make this journey a little series here because I love hearing about how others clean their rooms and what products they use.

Day 1: Monday… Bathroom Day!

Alrighty… so I actually deep cleaned the bathroom not too long ago because it desperately needed it, so this isn’t my full routine. Keep coming back here for a future post about my whole bathroom cleaning routine! Anyways, the first thing I did was clean the toilet bowl. I keep Clorox Regular bleach in a spray bottle. I sprayed some into the bowl and simply used the toilet brush to clean off all the stains that this darn toilet collects so easily.

Next, I cleaned the sink counter and the sink. I used up&up lemon scent disinfecting wipes to clean the counter tops. For the actual sink, I sprayed it with Clorox All Purpose Disinfecting Cleaner and wiped it down with a rag. Then, I rinsed the sink out with water and rinsed the rag off.

Then came the tub/shower… I started by cleaning out all my Rapunzel hair that has cursed this entire apartment (long hair/postpartum struggles!). Then, I sprayed down the tub with bleach, opened the window, and let it sit for about 20 minutes. After the time was up, I wiped the tub down with the rag and finished it by rinsing the tub out with water.

Finally, I gave the floor a quick sweep and mop. I used my Swiffer WetJet to mop. I also took out the trash and put a new bag in the can.

Stay tuned Thursday for the next Let’s Clean!

Blog Construction

Hello! I hope you are having a fantastic day. I just wanted to post a little update quick to let everyone know there will not be posts this Monday and Thursday. I am taking this week to fix up my blog a bit and get it set up a little better. See you next week! ❤︎

The Best Stain Remover!

 

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In a previous post, I mentioned I would be testing OxiClean stain remover to see if it does better on Jannah’s stains and mentioned I’d make an update post about it… so here you go!

Honestly… I love it. Completely. Entirely. Life changing. Previously I used Dreft stain remover, but it was hit or miss with removing Jannah’s little (or huge…) poo stains. However, OxiClean has been removing them almost instantly! It doesn’t smell strongly, which is a plus in my books. I still recommend a to-go stain remover like Babyganics stain eraser for immediate action on stains. Then as soon as you can, I’d take the clothing straight to the sink with a bottle of OxiClean and spray away the stains. I barely even need to scrub the clothes for it to come clean either! So, if you’re looking for ways to get those pesky baby stains out, the easiest and fastest way is to use OxiClean.

PS… wow. This sounds so #sponsored. It’s not. (Although I wish… I really love this stuff!!)

Our Eid Adventure!

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I’d like to wish everyone Eid Mubarak! Apologies for this being a day late, but we were EXHAUSTED after our Eid celebrations!

As promised, I’m going to share our day and show pictures from our Eid celebrations.

First, we went to Eid Prayer in Prospect Park. It was SO hot, and Jannah was screaming through the whole prayer, but alhamdulillah I’m glad to have stuck through and prayed. That was also my first group prayer since she was born.

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The area is mainly Jewish, so a few people came with signs to show support!

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Afterwards, we went to IHOP for breakfast. Wais had a chicken sandwich and fries with lemonade. I had their new cupcake pancakes (which were DELICIOUS.. man I wish this was sponsored), turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, and hash browns (I’m addicted to their hash browns) with lemonade too.

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Next we headed to the Bronx Zoo! We purchased full experience tickets, so we could enjoy features like the 4D theater, butterfly garden, the Asia monorail, and other exhibits. Jannah LOVES the zoo! While there, we also ate a packed lunch (I described in my previous post, go check it out!).

After a loooooong day at the zoo (our bodies were sooo sore from all the walking.. according to Wais’ phone, we walked 9 miles!), we went out for dinner at LongHorn Steakhouse. We both got steaks, fries, and broccoli. He got a coke and I got strawberry lemonade. Apologies I forgot to take a picture of it, but we were exhausted and starving.

We finally went home. I bathed Jannah and got her to bed, then me and Wais shortly followed. I hope y’all had a wonderful Eid and would love to hear about what you and your family did!