Spring Clean Your Car: 11 Car Cleaning Hacks You Can Do At Home

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Autotrader, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t know about you, but being in quarantine at home has inspired me to tackle a lot of projects that I’ve been putting off. From home decorating to mending to spring cleaning, now that I’m home 24/7 I’m more aware than ever of all the things that need my attention. When it comes to spring cleaning, one thing that’s often forgotten is our car!

While we’re under the stay at home order, why not use this time to give our favorite vehicles a little refresh, too?!

How to Spring Clean Your Car

11 Car Spring Cleaning Hacks You Can Do At Home

Whether you’re in the market for a new ride or are in it for the long haul, it’s important to keep up with our car maintenance, including cleaning the interior and exterior! It’s amazing what you might discover just by doing a little car cleaning. You might find rock chips on the windshield, worn-out wipers, low fluid levels, or even loose hoses or belts that you didn’t know about. Cleaning and inspecting your car at home once or twice per year will help you keep your car in tip-top shape and running safely longer.

If you’re thinking about buying a new car and are getting your current one ready for sale, there’s no better time to check out Autotrader. They make car shopping easier than ever, even during COVID-19. Click here for some of their amazing auto-related resources and spring cleaning tips!

Today, I thought I’d share some of my car cleaning hacks and easy ways you can spring clean your car at home!

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Things to Do in Kirkland, WA

Well, things sure have changed since I originally wrote this post. In the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to join the Kirkland Downtown Association for a tour around their city and discover the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington. While I’d visited Kirkland many times over the years, it was a great chance to talk with someone who lived in the community and had a great recommendation for everything. Following that visit, I started working on this post.

Visting Lady Yum in Kirkland, WA // Things to do in Kirkland

Three years later, a lot has changed. Right now, Washington has a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” in an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Since I’ve been home for the past 3 weeks, I’ve been doing my best to share small businesses in the form of “virtual tours” around some of my favorite Seattle cities and neighborhoods on Instagram. (You can watch the Kirkland tour here!)

In creating the virtual tour, I realized it was about time to refresh this post with some of my new (and old) favorite Kirkland spots. Read on for the best things to do in Kirkland, Washington!

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11+ Gift Ideas to Show You Care

Anyone have gift fatigue after the holidays? I know I have my hand up! It can be so hard to find the perfect gift to show you care about your friend, loved one, co-worker, acquaintance, family member… the list goes on. 

Gift ideas that show you care
Disclosure: Thanks to Tokki for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

The older I get, the more gifts I seem to give. From birthdays to housewarmings, weddings, bridal showers, and holidays, there are so many occasions where a gift is required. Because of this, I’ve established a few tricks to give gifts that put a smile on my loved ones’ faces every time. Plus, I promise you’ll love shopping for and picking out these gifts just as much as you’ll love their reaction!

Gifts to Show You Care

Additionally, why not pick a gift wrap that shows how much you care? I recently discovered Tokki, a Seattle-based sustainable gifting brand that creates eco-friendly, beautiful, and reusable gift wraps. Since most gift wrap is not recyclable (that is because often it is laminated, sparkly, textured, or overly color-saturated), Tokki was created to reduce the waste when gifting. Even better? Tokki donates 10% of all profits, and each Tokki Wrap style is dedicated to a nonprofit that benefits from its sales.

Today, I thought I’d share some of my gift-giving secrets with you and highlight 11 easy gift ideas that show you care!

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Allume Review: How to Save Time Shopping with a Virtual Stylist

Between my birthday, my friend’s Bachelorette Party, Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day, it’s been a busy month of fun commitments with friends. The only problem? So many events mean A LOT of special outfits and not a lot of spare time to shop.

What’s a girl to do?

Allume Review for this new personal styling service
Disclosure: While this post is not sponsored, I was able to try out Allume complimentary. This post also contains affiliate links. That means if you sign up with Allume, I will make a small commission at no cost to you. All opinions are my own!

Allume Review: How to Save Time Shopping with a Virtual Stylist

Give Allume a try, of course! If you haven’t heard of Allume, then you’re missing out. It’s a 1:1 styling service with a real, live stylist that you can chat with. While styling boxes are fun, actually receiving something you’re sure to like is vital when you have an important event coming up. Especially if you don’t have the time to shop or haven’t found just the right piece!

Today, I’ll be sharing my Allume review, how it works, who it’s for, and the Lookbook that my personal stylist created for me! If you’ve heard enough and want to check it out, use code RIGBY50 for 50% off your styling fee, making it $10 instead of $20.

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5 Easy Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas for an At-Home Date Night

What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day this year? If you’re like me and are all about that stay-at-home date night life, then this post is for you! After all, while getting dressed up and going out with your significant other can be a lot of fun, making a reservation far in advance for an overpriced special menu often isn’t.

Valentines Meal Ideas

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Bertolli®.

Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

That’s exactly why I wanted to round up 5 super easy Valentines Day dinner ideas for you! While I love eating at home, cooking is not something I’m the best at. The good news is that these recipes are foolproof because they’re all made with Rosa Sauce, combining Bertolli® Traditional Marinara Sauce and Bertolli® Alfredo With Aged Parmesan Cheese!

Made with juicy tomatoes, Italian herbs, fresh cream, aged Parmesan cheese, and fresh garlic, only Bertolli Marinara and Alfredo Sauces are made the Tuscan Way! Each Bertolli Sauce is made with a few simple ingredients cooked lightly with olive oil creating layers of flavors. Just enter your zip code here to find out where to buy the sauce near you!

If you’re ready to pick a recipe to make this year a Valentine’s Day meal at home, then just keep reading!

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