There is something so lovely about spring. The flowers, fresh leaves, sunnier skies.
It also ushers in this unexplainable desire to clean.
They say there are two types of people: the organized type and the clean type. I fall deeply and fully into the organized camp. Give me a tidy house over freshly mopped floors any day of the week.
That’s not to say that I don’t like a clean house, because I truly do. I just don’t particularly love to clean.
True story: when I was pregnant with Audrey (our fourth baby, who is now 7), I developed that super weird disorder called Pica in which I was compelled to eat non-nutritive things like chalk and cleaning supplies. My mouth would literally water if I smelled lemon soft scrub or watched gymnasts on tv clap the extra chalk off their hands. It’s an indication of a mineral deficiency which I had big time during pregnancy.
Thankfully I no longer have that strange urge to eat chemicals, but I do really enjoy good-smelling cleaning supplies.
And while I may not be scrubbing my floors regularly, I am scrubbing dishes every day and I figure that’s a pretty good place to keep that delicious smelling soap.
I’m all about making the every day more beautiful and simple pleasures like good smelling soap, a neutral scrub brush and favorite dish towel seriously make my day happier.
Right now, when you sign up for Grove and place your first order of $20 you’ll get this SUMMER STYLE set for free:
- Free Caldrea hand soap
- Free Caldrea dish soap
- Free Grove Collaborative Bubble Up brush and dish set
- Free shipping
Existing Grove subscriber? You get a set of my favorite walnut scrub sponges! Click here to claim your gift.
I had been eyeing Grove for over a year – always thinking about ordering but never pulling the trigger.
And then last fall I just couldn’t resist the free gift and jumped in.
Coming up with what to buy for $20 has been so much easier than I expected. The things we regularly use in our household are available at comparable or even lower prices and it saves me a trip to Target (which, honestly is a money trap for me so reducing the number of trips there is a good thing!)
Here are a few of our go-to’s:
walnut scrubber sponges I’m a born and raised sponge user. Some people are grossed out by them, but they work so well to wipe counters and scrub dishes. I throw them in the dishwasher every once in a while and am not shy about tossing them once they look dingy and start in on that nasty dirty sponge smell.
rubber gloves To save my hands and nails, I wear rubber gloves to wash dishes. It makes me feel super old, but whatever. It works.
bubble up refill brush We use our bubble up brush on a daily basis and I love that I can order just the brush to switch out when the old one is looking a bit frayed.
accure cleansing towelettes I buy these for our nearly-teenage son to do my part at preserving his soft baby skin. Will these keep teenage breakouts away? I don’t know. But it’s worth a shot.
seventh generation disinfecting wipes For the counter, the bathroom, spills on the floor … these wipes make clean up super easy.
tom’s toothpaste How do my kids go through so much toothpaste? Whatever it takes to keep the cavities away.
dr. bonner’s all-one toothpaste What originally caught my eye was the graphic packaging. What’s keeping us using this toothpaste are the natural ingredients and subtle cinnamon flavor. It comes in peppermint and anise, too.
facial tissue box Allergies strike our family hard this time of year. Tissues are essential.
parchment paper This brown parchment is so charmingly old-fashioned. I use it for baking, mostly, but wouldn’t it be so great for wrapping sandwiches for a picnic?
accure shampoo + conditioner Smells great, works great, sulfate and paraben free.
The great thing about Grove is that I’m not stuck with any of these items and can always order more, less, try new products or keep to a regular order. They make it super easy.
Want to give it a try?
When you click over to Grove, you’ll be asked a few questions and your cart will auto-fill with $20 worth of products. Go ahead and take their suggestions or browse your favorite brands or household items and choose your own (but I’m going to highly suggest those sponges).
To receive the FREE Caldrea hand soap, dish soap, and bubble up brush set, your order needs to be a minimum of $20.
I hope you find Grove to be a helpful service that saves you time, money and keeps you happy when you’re doing daily household things like dishes and laundry and brushing your teeth. #simplepleasures
*Please note that Grove currently does not ship to Canada, Hawaii, or Alaska
*I am happy to be a Grove affiliate