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Grove Collaborative

Using natural, chemical-free products for cleaning and personal hygiene is essential for improving your health. However, it isn’t always easy to comb through local stores and find affordable products readily available for your household. Fortunately, Grove Collaborative removes the hassle so you can spend less time shopping and more time enjoying life’s important moments.

This company is an online service that provides organic, eco-friendly, and sustainable items from top brands like Seventh Generation, Method, Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day, Acure, Dr. Bronner’s, and more! Every product they sell has been rigorously tested by industry experts for health, effectiveness, and environmental impact. Additionally, each item is all-natural and made in the United States. Customers can order products for cleaning, personal care, health and wellness, skin and hair care, oral care, and even babies delivered right to their door. They suggest a schedule to help keep families organized, stocked, and in line with their budget. However, customers can make changes, cancel, or rush a shipment at any time. Their goal is to help you make sure you have what you need, when you need it.

There is no fee to join Grove Collaborative. You only pay for the products that you buy, and often at prices comparable to or below the grocery store. Carbon offset shipping is free on your first order. After that, you pay only when products ship.

Need more reassurance to give it a try? Grove Collaborative is a Certified B Corporation, which means that it has passed through scrupulous standards for businesses that prioritize social, environmental, and community wellbeing. And, because we love you SO much, we are giving you a link to try it that will provide you with a $10 credit! If you’re interested, use this link. Check out what they have to offer by simply visiting www.grove.co.

Declutter and Get Organized

hbx-closet-tips-charity-getty-deSpring is right around the corner! This weekend is the perfect time to reinvigorate your life. We really like the idea of becoming a minimalist, living simply with fewer possessions. You can enjoy your life more if you don’t have to deal with so many things in your life. Making changes in your life can be scary but also very good for your well-being. A good way to ease into becoming a minimalist is to begin the process of decluttering and spring cleaning.

A great tip for de-cluttering your wardrobe is to put your hangers on your rack backwards. Whenever you wear something and put it back on the hanger, turn it around the right way. Do this at the beginning of every season, and at the end of the season donate the clothes that are still turned around backwards.

When spring cleaning, we are often faced with the dilemma of what to get rid of and what to keep. Here are a few tips on getting rid of useless clutter:

Ask yourself if you are holding on to something just because there is a memory attached, like those ticket stubs to that one play you saw with your significant other. If so, get rid of it. If you have a strong emotional connection to it, take a picture of the object so you can always go back and look at it. You may have the urge to keep something because you “might put it in a scrapbook someday.” To save space, try to be content with just taking a picture of the object and putting the photograph in the scrapbook instead of the actual object.

If you really want to keep something, ask yourself if it is something that you can display in your house. Frame pictures or put them in photobooks. Dust off your shelves and place mementos on them.

Ask yourself if you’re holding on to something broken because you might fix it one day. If this is something that can easily be replaced, go ahead and trash it and get a new one. Unless you have serious plans about fixing something, don’t let broken junk take up space in your house.

Remember that the changes you make to declutter and become minimalist can be hard. That’s why you should take it slow at first. Don’t get in over your head. Minimalism has many benefits for improving your life. So, begin by doing your spring cleaning.


Written by Krista Knauer