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Keenz 7S Stroller Wagon Cleaning

Keenz 7S Stroller Wagon Cleaning

As many of you know I love my Keenz 7S wagon. I have written a review of why this wagon is the bomb here. I also have a sweet code you can use to buy one at a discount: FLORALTRAINS

Now this is a story all about how. My life got flipped, turned upside down…

My poor dirty Keenz

My poor dirty Keenz

Oh, sorry I’m back. Love me some Fresh Prince of Bel Air and let’s be real… when your stroller gets molded and you can’t use it and you have small children that is literally turning your life upside down. Now, you either have to carry all of these kids or just stay home… FOREVER!

I may be exaggerating a tad bit.

My Keenz lived in my laundry room, my laundry room is under construction, the room gets humid. Normally, said room has a dehumidifier but the husband had moved it temporarily and then forgot to move it back. We went on vacation and when we returned, to my horror, the Keenz had molded! My kids had eaten in it many MANY times and I am sure they left little bits of grime behind that you couldn’t see but when given the right environment it molded. While I love the green color, it is a light tan on the inside. In all honesty I wouldn’t order the green again. Go for the purple or just get the black!

After using Dawn I needed to try bleach and OxiClean. I used a very small amount of bleach.

After using Dawn I needed to try bleach and OxiClean. I used a very small amount of bleach.

But here we were with a molded Keenz. I knew there was a way to take the whole cover off the frame but that seemed pointless so I decided to take it outside and just scrub and scrub and spray the hose directly on it. (Probably not recommended but hey it worked out.)

For starters I vacuumed anything that might have been left inside of the bucket. Then I went to work with a solution of water with dawn. That worked somewhat… but I needed the big guns. Out came the bleach water and the Oxiclean stain lifter. After scrubbing I used a hose and literally just sprayed the entire thing off. I left it in the sun for over 4 hours to dry out and to lift some of the stains via sun power.

Here it is after all of the cleaning…

You can still see some staining but it is better than it was…

You can still see some staining but it is better than it was…

It turned out pretty well but I decided this time I would make a liner to help protect the inside of the Keenz 7S from any further staining. We also now have a no shoes in the Keenz 7S rule. Luckily, under the basket on the end of the Keenz there is a nice mesh area to put the shoes.

Now, onto the liner.

I got onto the FB group Keenz Stroller Wagons- Love & Community and used the search function to find patterns for making my own liner. I ended up finding a diagram that I started with and then I put together my own plan. You will need 4 yards of fabric and if adding cushion either quilt batting or I used fusible fleece and I LOVE the feeling of it. I will put together a post about my liner this week and add the link.

This guy wouldn’t let me put him down so I wore him while sewing my Keenz lining.

This guy wouldn’t let me put him down so I wore him while sewing my Keenz lining.

New Year Same Jiobits - Post Christmas Routines Return

New Year Same Jiobits - Post Christmas Routines Return