[Music] [Music] [Music] hey guys welcome back to my channel or welcome if you are new today I am sharing another after tower clean with me these are always some really highly requested videos on my channel so I’m going to be sharing what I am currently doing for my nighttime cleaning routine I’m also going to be adding a few extra things in here that I don’t typically do every night just because I’m also going to be including a few cleaning hacks that I really wanted to share with you guys tonight and some of them are ones that I use all the time and others are just ones that are really really neat that work really well that I wanted to go ahead and share with you guys so I hope you guys enjoy that and without further ado let’s get into the cleaning so on this night guy was working and so for that reason I was getting started a little bit later I usually don’t do my routine on the nights that Kyle is working until after the boys go to bed but once the boys go to bed I will get all the dishes put into the dishwasher and all the counters cleared off and you dinner put away and I feel like I always start in my kitchen just because that is the area that really motivates me to keep going and that’s the area that I really notice the biggest difference in it once our kitchen is clean it just feels like the whole house is ten times cleaner [Music] before we get too deep into my cleaning routine I wanted to let you guys know that this is a collaboration with one of my friends Brianna Kay I’m sure a lot of you guys already know who she is but if you do not know who she is you guys have to go check her out she is so amazing and so motivating she is incredibly organized and she has some of the best con Mari videos you guys have to go check out her channel she is going to be sharing her weekly cleaning routine and just kind of sharing the things that she does to reset her week and keep everything running smoothly so I know that you guys are going to get so much benefit from watching her video and she is also going to be sharing five hacks as well so between the two of us you guys will hopefully learn several new packs and several new ways to clean your house easier and better so I will leave her video link down in the description box so be sure to head over there as soon as you are done watching this video and also let her know that Amanda sent you when we were younger we used to sit on the grass I’m on the flowers we just let the days pass I will always run our dishwasher at night it is just so nice to wake up to a clean sink and no dirty dishes so that’s why I always run at night and then our boys usually unload that first thing in the morning we used to sit on the grass and go down I don’t wanna grow I wish I’d turn back time we didn’t [Music] so jumping right on into my first cleaning hack is to add vinegar straight into your dishwasher you can do this with no dishes in there of course but a lot of times I just don’t have the chance to do that because I feel like we always have dirty dishes sitting in our dishwasher or clean dishes waiting to be emptied so you can also do this while you have dishes in your dishwasher and just run them on a regular cycle but just flip a bowl right over and add about a cup of white vinegar and then just do your normal wash cycle and this will help for two things this will help if you have kind of like a funky smell in your dishwasher and it will also help especially if you have hard water issues [Music] [Music] we had to move life ran away from [Music] if I could go back be 17 again yeah I would just to see all my friends next time just cleaning off our pots and pans and our knives and things that can’t go in the dishwasher and while I am doing this I just wanted to mention to you guys the giveaway that we have going on so both Breanna and I are going to be doing this she is actually doing this all during the month of October so if you guys are not already following her and not already taking a part of these giveaways for her be sure that you are because she is doing this for every single video this month but like I said we are both doing this so if you go over to her channel as well then you will have two chances to enter one on my channel and one on hers all you have to do to enter is just follow the link down in the description box and that will take you to create a registry which is basically just being used as a wish list so the one I have linked is a baby registry but you do not have to be a mom or be pregnant anything this is basically just a wish list and then you can add whatever you want onto your wish list once you have your registry created and filled out then just comment your first and last name and also your city and state along with what your favorite Halloween candy is and then after this video has been up for one hour I will be picking a winner and just choosing something off of your registry to go ahead and get for you so you will get a surprise in the mail I am so incredibly excited for this I think it’s a really fun idea for a giveaway so let me know if this is something that you guys would like to see me do in the future and I would love to continue doing this here and there for you guys when we were younger we used to sit on the grass and go damn I don’t wanna grow [Music] on the terrace we enlisted [Music] possible mate there as we were [Music] stealing smoke from your Paris sometimes where whole new scare them we VP we were 17 [Music] my next cleaning hack is something that I have shared so many times but I feel like it’s just worth sharing with you guys and that is to add in any essential oil just pick your favorite and add that right into your sink drain and it will make it smell so much better any kind of funk you have it will disappear immediately my third cleaning hack is an amazing way to clean your microwave and that is just to use a whole lemon so first you’re going to add about a cup of water to a microwave safe Bowl and then just roll your lemon on your counter a few times just to help release those juices and then you can cut it and squeeze all the lemon juice out I have found using a fork to help squeeze lemon juice out make such a big difference I didn’t get a lot more out of it and then once you have your lemon juice you can just place both halves of the lemon face down and then place that in your microwave and microwave for five minutes and you’ll just see how easy it is to just wipe everything off once it’s done this is a really great alternative as opposed to cleaning it with vinegar where it kind of leaves that vinegar smell which definitely smells like it’s clean but it can be a little bit overpowering so this is just another alternative to do that and it works just as well so clean my microwave is one of the things I do not do every single night but I did want to share that hack with you guys but it really didn’t take me much extra time so while my microwave is on I am just wiping down my counters I love to do this every single night that way I wake up and it feels so clean in our kitchen and I know that we can get right to breakfast and I don’t have to start in with wiping down counters and cleaning any food that was left off so I feel like just taking the extra minute or two that it takes to wipe down your counters is so worth it to do at night and I’ve also mentioned this in the past but I feel like my nighttime cleaning routine really sets me up for the day and I think this benefits me even more than doing my morning cleaning routine I just think the nighttime cleaning routine is so incredibly important [Music] [Applause] [Music] by the time I was done wiping down all of our counters and our chairs the microwave timer had gone off and now you can see all of the mess and just see how incredibly easy it is just wipe it off [Applause] so I’m just going to be using one of my eat cloths that is just wet with water and then I literally just wipe everything off I don’t have to use any extra products in there I don’t have to sit there and scrub with a scrubber or anything it just comes off so easy and it even smells good because I just cleaned it with lemons [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music] sure will only say love and you saw this made of and then once the kitchen and dining room was cleaned I just moved into our living room and that brings me to my fourth cleaning hack and that is to get a designated toy bin that you just keep in your living room all the time or your family room or whatever your main living area is in a perfect world our kids would keep their toys in their bedroom or their playroom or wherever you keep them but in real life they constantly are bringing them out and just kind of spreading them around the house and it’s something that really makes the house look really cluttered and it’s such a pain to clean up all the time and pick up those toys especially when you just have to bring them back to the areas that they’re supposed to be in anyway so having a bin in your main living area will make such a big difference it makes cleanup such a breeze so quick and easy and it also makes it really quick and easy to bring those toys back into the rooms that they’re supposed to go in so if you do not already have a toy bin in your living area I strongly urge you to go ahead and do so it will make such a big difference in your life [Music] you’re a born survivor and you’ll never find yourself for love you’re wise in love I got troubles I’ve got scenes I’m my worst enemy but it still got together so I said the next thing that I will do pretty much every single night is clean our floors some nights I will sweep but a lot of nights I just use my vacuum and that will also bring me to my fifth cleaning hack which is to add in some essential oils into the canister of your vacuum you can do this and basically any vacuum that you have whether it’s cordless or a corded vacuum but I’m sure that you guys have noticed that sometimes your vacuum has a bit of a funk it just kind of has like that yucky smell sometimes and so if you add just a few drops of essential oil right into the canister of your vacuum as you vacuum your house you will just start to notice the smell but it will also last for quite a while in your vacuum so you can pick your favorite scent and just get a little added benefit of vacuuming Plus then you don’t have to smell your vacuum kind of stinking this is something that I have done for a really long time and I actually don’t think I’ve shared it in too many videos so I wanted to go ahead and share with you guys today [Music] [Music] [Music] the next thing I want to usually do every night is to take care of any laundry that I used to get folded but before I do that I wanted to show you a bonus hack of something that I just recently discovered they are these little cleaning tabs I will link them down in the description box if you guys want to check them out but if your washer ever starts to get a funky smell and just kind of starts to smell up your clothes a little bit these little washing tabs make such a big difference our clothes were starting to smell and I had tried using vinegar in our washer and nothing was really working and I used these a few times and the smell came right out it does not smell funky at all anymore and these tabs are also really affordable and I just could not recommend these enough to you guys [Music] maybe in a way so like I said the last thing that I really like to do is to make sure that all of my laundry is folded now honestly this does not happen every single night there are definitely nights where I put this off and I don’t end up doing it till the next day but I do like to try and stay on top of it and so especially on nights that Kyle is working I’m a lot better about being more adamant with my nighttime cleaning routine and just getting everything done and so on this night we had towels obviously and I just wanted to get those folded up and put those away and that way I didn’t have an extra thing to add to my to-do list in the morning [Music] there’s a way to get to you to get to you right before we go to bed I will usually just take all the pillows off our bed and just get it kind of ready for us to climb in and that is the last thing I do every night I keep it very very simple usually sometimes I’ll do a few extra things and sometimes I will not get around to everything but generally this is what I like to do every single night just to kind of set me up for the next day [Music] so I hope you guys enjoyed this after dark cleaning routine and a few of the extra hacks like they’re in there for you guys do not forget to enter into that trick-or-treat giveaway I am so excited to be giving back once again and also don’t forget to head over to Breanna case channel you guys are going to love her video I will leave it link down in the description box and also up in an I card don’t forget to subscribe down below if you are not already and I will see you in my next one bye guys [Music]


  1. Hey family! I hope y’all enjoy this Fall After Dark Cleaning Routine with all the little extras added in! Be sure to go watch Brianna’s video to get more cleaning hacks & also tips on how to get your week running smoothly! {and tell her Amanda sent you} https://youtu.be/qjFP-maq210 I hope y’all have a great day! Love you guys!! XO ♡amanda

  2. This was just awesome Amanda!! So relaxing watching this. Loved seeing the afterwards especially your cute dog laying on its bed ready to sleep. Too cute. Great video as always ❤️❤️

  3. I clean once a week and usually take two days yesterday I cleaned the while house top to bottom woke up and it was dirty within thirty mins lol #kids

  4. Just ordered the washing machine cleaning tabs. I sure hope they work better than the Affresh that is recommended with my Whirlpool. They just don't do it! Excited to try these new ones out.

  5. I didn't get to watch this video in time but I think this is such a neat idea for a giveaway!
    Thank you fo these hacks there are definitely I haven't heard of that I am going to try!

  6. Did you throw the lemons in your disposal? this would also make your disposal smell nice, I like to throw a few ice cubes as well to clear the disposal

  7. I've never thought to add essential oils to my vacuum thats genius! Great video!! Your editing is amazing lately!

  8. I'm behind at watching your videos and getting caught up finally lol. Just wanted to say how sweet you are and what a fun giveaway! Thanks for all you do!

  9. Answering one of your questions of which part of my cleaning routine is most beneficial: I like to always be caught up on laundry. I have a big family/run a daycare so I like to go around throughout the day and what I find dirty I put in the basket so by 7-8pm I can throw it in the wash and transfer into the dryer before bed, that way during nap time the next day it gets folded and put away. It’s been a BLESSING and saves me from doing a full weeks worth of laundry on my weekend.

  10. You can also use drops of oil in the water for microwave if you dont have lemon. We use to microwave a wet cloth and use it to clean the inside..( very hot use gloves)😂

  11. Hi Amanda I haven't watched your videos in a while and I am so excited to see the other videos you have made in the past few weeks thanks for the motivation these are the only videos that
    make me clean thank you

  12. Amanda thanks for your hacks I sure will use them. Lol I had no idea you could put essential oils into your vacuum great tips/ hack I know that will come in handy😉

  13. I want white kitchen so badly my dark cabinets are making me crazy which color is easier to keep clean white or dark i constantly have to wipe down my dark cabinets

  14. Happy Birthday Beautiful! I hope that you are having a lovely day. God bless you with all the happiness in the world! Happy Birthday 🎉

  15. Mehjabeen Ali

    Those round pumpkin shaped candies that I don’t know the name of they are just wrapped in foil and have a pumpkin made on them, they kinda taste like a crunch bar but more chocolate. Lol

  16. looking for a new set of dishes, i see your white plates fit nice and neat in the dishwasher… what is the brand please!

  17. I’ve been meaning to comment that your boys are an absolute delight to watch. What a great parenting job you two are doing. May the Lord Jesus bless you all.

  18. Essential oil in the vacuum! 🤦🏻‍♀️ why haven’t I ever thought of that! What a great idea..I hate how they smell especially if you have dogs. Thank you!

  19. Laundry, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and my bedroom are first priority in my cleaning routine – avoiding the catch all cupboards lol..summer soon in New Zealand so on my top priority to do

  20. 💜 I did love the music in this video. I was thinking that before you even asked. My cats hate the vacuum they run the moment you bring it out. I hope you do this kind of giveaway again. I watched this days later so I’m sure you already picked a winner.

  21. Your after dark cleaning videos are my most favorite. They’re very relaxing.
    Btw, do u ever put your bubble up dish brush in the dishwasher? I wanna do it but I’m scared it will ruin it.

  22. Can you make a video about how you changed your diet after hashimoto’s ? How is life different now? How do you deal with the constant fatigue and pains everywhere? I’m a thyroid patient and I struggle a lot, so hopefully that can be motivating. I also wanna know if gluten free diet is worth it or not.Thanks Amanda❤️

  23. It gets real when the pony tail comes on… love it!
    Patricia Rios
    Marietta, GA
    Favorite candy: Sneakers… yum
    I know the giveaway has ended, but just thought I'd comment lol… didn't want to feel left out 😉

  24. As always, love this video Amanda. I’m still adding the essential oils to my sink drains as well. What a great hack I learned from you a year ago. I also have some stashed away at my work for the community kitchen area that I use a few times a week, that no one knows about hehehe . Have a great week girl. ❤️😘

  25. Cleaning at night or in the evenings after dinner was always the thing to do in my home,since I worked out of my home,and for a good while,we (my older children and I ) were always traveling with our choir on weekends, and going to school during the week.
    As soon as my children were able to run around,just under 2 years old,they had to clean up their toys with my help,but independently from 4 years onward. This way,I could get right to the cleaning.
    Now that too they are grown and gone the cleaning is always done right after dinner time so bad we don't have to think about it in the mornings.
    Thanks for the idea of adding some essential oils into the vacuum cleaner, it will definitely help with the musky smell.

  26. Mayra Rivera
    Puerto Rico
    Laffy taffy
    First time I watch you I was in bed ready to go to sleep,I jumped out of bed to go polish my sink!!!! Lol

  27. This was so awesome. Love your home and your channel and encouragement. Loves all the little hacks too. Thanks for sharing.

  28. It’s been a while since I’ve been on to get some cleaning motivation! I love the cleaning after dark videos!- Lisa Nicodemus

  29. I’m so excited to go home and try that dishwasher vinegar hack!! 🙌🙌 I love this style of giveaway! You are the sweetest!💕

  30. Awesome hacks with the oils esp for the vacuum! Our Dyson smells like dog funk lol my only cleaning hack is to rub alumnium foil over hard water stains on your faucet or stainless sink!

  31. Hi Amanda – I just wanted to ask if you'd mind sharing the model of your dishwasher and if you have any issues with it. I'm shopping for a new one now. Thanks.

  32. Not to be a stickler…but choosing a winner for the little give-aways after only one hour of the vid being up doesnt seem quite fair for those who may not get notifications right away (me for some reason), those who work all day, and those who are too busy and wind down and watch at the end of the day.

  33. okkk this mama is in canada & I’ve been trying to get my hands on the sponge bubble up dish !! You can order on amazon canada but there like 32.00 plus tax 😳 anyone have any ideas on how to get my hands on one ?
    i’m from cape breton island nova scotia !!
    fav candy sour jube jubes !!

  34. Amanda, where do you get your tops? They’re so cute! Also, your videos saved me yesterday. Thank you so much! 😘

  35. Re: vinegar in dishwasher. You don't want to do this (often) because the vinegar will eat away at the rubber lining inside. At least that's what the dishwasher repairman told me. He has to fix a lot of dishwashers because of this

  36. Great video! Have you thought about moving your sectional away from the wall? Maybe centering it just a tad to the tv? I recently did this to have access to my windows and I love it!

  37. i’m a law student in argentina, so i don’t have much time to clean my apartment, so i always have schedule on sunday to deep clean everything and i do it at night so i can sleep after with everything smelling good. love your videosss 💞

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