I often get a surge of panic when I pull out the Christmas box each year. MORE clutter. Here are some things I like to do to prep the home in partnership with Grove Collaborative where we love to buy the best healthy + sustainable products for the home.
That Christmas Box brings more of everything. MORE stuff on top of the mantle, more decor, more clothing (and then cover it all with fake snow; heaven help us). Doing a strategic purge, declutter, and then deep clean is the only way to welcome that holiday box into the front room (and still keep your sanity).
Grove is my favorite place to stock up for that deep clean. Essentially it’s all my favorite plant-based, healthy products for the home in one spot online (+ an awesome line of Grove products too!). Free shipping for VIP members, and very competitive prices to what you’ll find at your favorite big box stores. It’s really a no brainer!
Great news! Right now you can get a really generous free gift when new customers spend $20 or more at Grove! Here’s what you get:
Seedling paper towels + bath tissue
Mrs. Meyer’s holiday dish soap + hand soap (pick the Iowa Pine- it’s so good!)
A set of walnut scrubber sponges
A cute cleaning caddy
A 60 day VIP trial membership
Existing customers will get a free set of Grove walnut scrubber sponges.
Get your free gift right here.
There are very specific areas of the home I like to focus on before the holiday box comes out. Here are my tips:
1. Start with the pantry. It only takes about 10 minutes to pull everything out, and then eliminate expired and unused products. Don’t ask me why I’ve maintained 3 bottles of hoison sauce for the last year in there. A ruthless edit will make things feel so much more organized and ready for holiday baking.
Restock with the essentials like the paperless products (made from bamboo pulp and super absorbent!) from Seedling by Grove. It’s 100% tree-free paper towels, toilet paper, and tissues that are made from bamboo and sugarcane. Also, a portion of every Seedling purchase goes to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees across the United States. For every 50 rolls a tree is planted. Great for the home and the planet!
2. Shelves. I like to add a little festive touch to our shelves around the home, but doing so means cleaning off and decluttering them before. After cleaning, editing and styling them, I like to remove 2-3 more things and add some fresh greenery for a more minimalist and clean look.
3. Clothing. It’s a great time to edit through the kids (and your own) clothes before buying new holiday outfits. I like to take an inventory of what special holiday pieces are still fitting and what might be in need of repair, passed down to another child, or donation.
4. Swapping out regular cleaning supplies for some fun holiday scents. To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of holiday ‘scents’ until I met this Mrs Meyers Iowa Pine scent. It’s so good! I want to bottle it up and spend the holidays bathing in it I MEAN cleaning. And part of the free gift is the Mrs. Meyer’s holiday dish soap and hand soap! Yay!
It’s really a hefty gift so now’s the time guys if you haven’t tried Grove yet!