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Refresh Your Bedroom For Spring

For the past couple of months, I’ve been experiencing some lower back pain. This was the ultimate tell-tale sign that I need to buy a new mattress. Other than car shopping, I hate mattress shopping. I don’t care if everyone else is doing it, bouncing around on various mattresses in a soft lit showroom is awkward. Yet, for the sake of my health, I have to buy a new mattress. Luckily, thanks to online mattress companies mattress shopping is not as stressful as it used to be for me. Since I’m buying a new mattress, I decided to also look into ways to refresh my whole bedroom. I’ve been pondering and pinning some ideas on how I’m looking to refresh my bedroom. If you’re also looking to refresh your bedroom for spring, this post is for you.

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Starting today, I’m off of work until Monday. So, today is going to be a perfect day to really go ahead and start revamping my space for spring.

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Organized Vanity Areas Inspirations

I spent some of this past weekend chipping away at my spring cleaning list and decided to in my bedroom, because that is where I spend most of my time. The one area in my bedroom that has been accumulating the most clutter is my desk area. However, I haven’t been doing much work in that space. It’s becoming to be a catchall for mail and other items without a home. Therefore, I’ve decided to turn it back to a makeup and vanity area. For inspiration, I’ve become obsessed with looking for pictures of vanity areas for inspiration.

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Therefore, I spent an insane amount of time this weekend fawning over organized makeup and vanity areas. Also, this weekend, I purged quite of bit of makeup from my collection. If it was a product I haven’t used in a year or if I don’t see myself wearing it anytime soon, it was tossed. So, my collection is pretty small, but perfect curated for me. Now, I just need to create a vanity areas to use my makeup.

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Laundry Hacks and How-To

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As a single woman who is only responsible for washing my own clothes, doing my laundry is one of guiltiest pleasures for the longest time. Washing my clothes is one of my favorite things to do on a lazy afternoon in between cleaning the house and binge watching HGTV on the sofa. So relaxing. So much so, that over the years I’ve learned so much about the process and decided that I would share my personal laundry lessons with you.

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Gold Home Accents

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I love gold! Please feel free to read that previous sentence in the same drawn out way as “Goldmember”. If you don’t know that reference,  do your “Googles”.

Although I love almost anything gold, I know not one to go overboard with it by adorning myself in head to toe gold, despite the occasional desire. Therefore, I try to add touches of gold in the form of accessories. A gold watch and gold hoop earrings here or a chunky gold bracelet with layers of thin gold necklaces there. You know…subtle, but chic.

You can apply those same styling principles when styling your home. Adding gold elements to your home decor with the placement of gold home accents is very easy to do. Here are some simple golden touches that you can add to your home decor.

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Editor’s Note:

All these items were scouted at ShopBop.com which is having a Friends and Family Sale for 25% off your order. That includes sale items, too. The sale just started today and will end on Thursday. So, go get in on the action! ( This is NOT a sponsored post. Just us believing that sharing is caring.)

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Spring Cleaning The Bathroom

As a child, like most girls, I was responsible for cleaning the bathroom that my brother and I shared. If you had brothers growing up, then you already know how horribly gross that could get. *cringe* However, it had to get done and my mom delegated that unfortunate task to me. However, over the years, I’ve gained an appreciation and borderline obsession with clean bathrooms. My obsession really shows up when it comes to spring cleaning the bathroom.

When it’s time to spring clean the bathroom, I make every area has been scrubbed, wiped, and disinfected…at leas three times. See? Obsessed. I also take this time to refresh and replace some beauty and health products, as well as bathroom staples. So, keep reading to see just how I tackle the task of deep cleaning my bathroom in the spring.

CLEANING RITUALS

During spring cleaning, I steam clean my bathroom tiles; on the floor and in the shower. I wish I could do this at least once a week instead of 2-3 a times a year, but having floor to ceiling tiles in my bathroom and tiled floor can be very exhausting.

The first thing I do is steam my tiles and grout by spraying the surface with an all-purpose cleaner. I let the cleaner sit for 10-15 minutes. During that time, I look for any areas that need a little more attention and scrub with a nylon bristle brush to loosen up any hard to remove gook. I hardly ever have to do this, but every now and then I will find myself scrubbing some grout. After the all-purpose cleaner has been sitting on the tiles for a while, I come through with my steamer (similar to this one) and the small brush attachment and gently steam all of the grout and tiles. Once done, I spritz a lemon water and bleach concoction over the area for extra sanitizing. When it comes to cleaning bathrooms and kitchen, it’s all about properly sanitizing all areas. Finally, I polish all the fixtures, scrub the toilet (the worst task, ever), clean the mirror, and wipe the sink counter and walls. I feel so accomplished once all of this is done.

BATHROOM STAPLE SWITCH OUTS

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During spring cleaning, I also take this as a chance to purge old towels, worn rugs, and shower curtain liners. In return, I buy new towels, a new rug, and a shower liner. I also replace my toothbrush. This time I replaced it with the new Colgate® 360° Enamel Health™ Whitening Toothbrush, which I’ve been loving due to it’s unique brush. Also, the new Mineral Repair toothpaste has been great. I think my dentist will notice some of these new positive editions in my mouth when I go back in a couple of months. *insert huge grin*

Loofah. Some people don’t realize that you need to replace your loofah and bath sponges 3-4 weeks and not just when the rope breaks (Who else guilty of that?), because bacteria can easily get into all those crevices and live there.  So, keep that in mind. Since they need to be replaced so often and aren’t that expensive, I buy loofahs in bulk.

BEAUTY PRODUCTS SWITCH OUTS

Since the weather starts to get warmer around this time, I decide that this is perfect time to switch my winter time beauty and skincare for spring and summer beauty products. The main area that I focus on is my hair care products. In the shower, I remove the shampoos and conditioners I use when I straighten my hair and replace them with the cleansers and conditioners for my natural curly hair, which I wear mostly in the warmer months.

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The products I’ve been using for my curly hair are a selection of OGX coconut products, because they are hydrating and light which equals to fluffy and moisturized curls. I also move all of my curly hair styling products to the front of the hair care shelf in my linen closet. Plus, I also replace my hair brushes, which I do every year.

I admit that this regimen can be a little daunting, but it’s so worth for me and my love of super clean and pristine bathrooms.

 

*Disclaimer: Some products mentioned were sent for review purposes, but all opinions are of Stained Couture.

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