I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning. Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics. In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way. Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time. And also the cleaning is kind of useless without the decluttering and organizing steps. Shiny and scrubbed clutter still looks pretty messy!
Seriously though, I hope you know that I can relate. Like a lot of my readers, I’ve struggled with organization and household issues my entire life. But when I look at the progress I’ve made over a 25-year period (about the time I started with Flylady!) I am amazed at how far I’ve come. That’s one reason I started this blog to make life easier for other women who are struggling with cleaning and organizing issues.
So, I’m here to tell you that it’s possible. It’s even VERY likely, if you want it bad enough and are willing to stick with your organizing strategies for a long enough period of time.
But it’s such a wonderful feeling when you can actually get in there and sparkle things up. You have to admit, when your house is sparkling clean and smelling FRESH, it just gives you a lift like nothing else does, right?
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Products that can make life EASIER
Here is something I’ve discovered to help me keep my house clean and smelling WONDERFUL and I want to share it with you.
Grove.Co (not .com) is a new program that features all types of natural products. Now, I’m not a “crunchy mama” particularly – maybe you are or maybe you aren’t. But I figure if something will get my house CLEAN without so many unknown chemicals and potentially bad stuff, why not? AND if I get a great deal on it also, I’m one happy Mama!
And I’m loving working with Grove. Their customer service is very friendly and helpful, their products are fabulous, and their prices are MUCH less than I would’ve expected. Plus I get FREE shipping on every order and they’re nice enough to send me little freebies from time to time. I don’t know about you, but I find those attractive qualities in a company!
Don’t forget the cute bucket!
The picture above was my initial delivery. (Pardon the amateur photography). I got everything shown in that picture – including the CUTE BUCKET for $23.92. Seriously! I got Mrs. Meyers body wash, air freshener, multi-surface cleaner, dish soap, and hand soap. Plus I got Method toilet bowl cleaner (forgot to put it in the photo), plus the Grove concentrate triple cleaner pack with the pretty glass spray bottle,
AND did I mention the cute bucket? With their VIP monthly membership, you’ll get FREE year-round shipping and freebie products several times per year. SWEET!
Chemical-free, all natural products, that smell HEAVENLY – I’m debating if Lemon Verbena is my favorite or Honeysuckle…. AND it’s a great bargain – yes Ma’am!
It’s not just cleaning products either.
In case you are thinking it’s all just cleaning stuff or all Mrs. Meyer’s stuff, they have a HUGE variety of items and brands to choose from. Baby products, feminine products, natural cosmetics and personal care items, and household products like reusable lunch packaging, bamboo-based paper towels/TP, and Q-tips, cotton balls, etc. from natural cotton. And SO much more. I never have a problem filling up my monthly shipment. And you’re not required to take the monthly shipment, either. You can skip it, change it around, whatever floats your boat!
They have a 100% Customer Happiness Guarantee that is pretty amazing. I did receive some floor cleaner that I was a little unhappy with. The oils in it made the floor dangerously slippery and it left a film as well. All I did was send them an Email. It was instantly refunded – no questions asked and no need to pack it up and ship it back. That was a great experience.
Get your FREE 5-piece set of Mrs. Meyers products in your choice of scents when you place your first order. That will get you off to a great start. Just click below and the nice folks at Grove will help you out.
I’ll be back soon with some more tips and resources for you.