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5 Simple Shortcuts to a Cleaner Home

5 Simple Shortcuts to a Cleaner Home

After all the buzz and excitement of Christmas, January feels like the perfect time to wipe the slate clean. I’m craving a calm, clutter-free home with lots of space to cook a healthy meal and unroll my yoga mat. 

That said, I also don’t want to put a ton of effort into cleaning. I’ve pulled together five shortcuts I use to help create a healthy, clean home while keeping it as effortless and affordable as possible. Check out these tips and look for a special offer from my friends at Grove Collaborative at the end.

Stay organized

When you don’t have to dig around for a bottle of cleaner, it’s much easier to stay on top of day-to-day cleaning tasks. I use a cute caddy from Grove to keep my most-used supplies readily accessible. The caddy is big enough to hold a few bottles of cleaner, gloves, and microfiber cloths — yet compact enough that I don’t feel like I’m lugging it around the house. I love the clean white look, but they also have a bunch of new ones in different colors! 

Use things up

It’s so easy to forget what’s already in my cabinets and buy something new instead. I realized that I may have a “cleaner hoarding” problem when I filled two baskets with new bottles when I cleaned out the pantry. This year, I’m trying to use up all those half-empty bottles of bathroom scrubs and glass cleaner tucked all over the house. Not only does that take care of responsibly using up what I’ve got, but it also helps eliminate the clutter of bottles under the sink! One product I always use to the last drop is Mrs. Meyer’s all-purpose spray. It stays on my Grove order every month so I never have to worry about running out. 

Upgrade to better versions of everyday products

Let’s face it — cleaning isn’t really fun, and it’s even less fun when you’re coughing and stripping your skin using traditional cleaners full of nasty chemicals. As I finish up any old products, I make sure to replace them with earth-friendly alternatives that are better for my family and for the planet. Using fresh cleaners with natural scents makes the whole process feel a bit more like rewarding routines instead of dreaded chores. I also love picking out new scents from Mrs. Meyers and Method — new scents keeps the cleaning happy!

5 Simple Shortcuts to a Cleaner Home

Use less plastic

Whether that means storing leftovers in glass containers instead of disposable bags or refilling my hand soap bottles, I’m always on the lookout for ways to eliminate single-use plastic in our home. I love that I can order refills of my favorite soaps and cleaners through Grove so I can reuse my dispensers instead of tossing them out. I also love the way their gorgeous glass bottles look on the counter.

Stick to a budget

Between laundry detergent, dish soap, toothpaste, and paper products, household supplies can get expensive. One thing that’s helping me stick to my budget is using Grove for all of my cleaning products. Ordering my supplies online forces me to think carefully about what I need, instead of randomly throwing cleaners in my cart as I hurry through the grocery store. The prices at Grove are usually lower than my grocery store anyway, and as a VIP I get free shipping, free gifts, price matching, and lots of sales. 

Grove hand-selects the best eco-friendly products and delivers them (carbon offset) right to my doorstep, on my schedule. I get helpful reminders when it’s time to reorder, so that’s one less thing I have to think about. And they don’t just have cleaning products either — they also have a huge selection of skincare products, health care items, and pet products! 

If you want to give Grove a try, check out this fun offer. Right now, when you place your first order of $20, you’ll receive a free Mrs. Meyer’s trio + caddy + walnut scrubber sponges to help you kickstart your freshly updated cleaning routine. 

Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive a Mrs. Meyer’s trio (hand soap, dish soap, all-purpose spray) + caddy + walnut scrubber sponges for FREE when you sign up!
  2. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive your first box within a few days. 
  3. That’s it! Click Finish & Pay to place your order. 

Bonus tip: If you spend $39, you’ll get a beautiful stoneware tray for free! It’s perfect for corralling dish soap and a sponge to keep your countertops tidy. I love the tidy look it gives my sink space.

Already a Grove customer? Get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges with your next order! 

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