Coming Clean in the New Year

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I spent Saturday packing away Christmas.

That is always a bittersweet time. When I set up all of the Christmas decorations, I love how warm and cozy my house feels. However, by January 6, I feel like my walls are starting to close in!

Quick tip: I wait to put up our “everyday decorations” for a week or so after putting away the Christmas decorations. This way I make sure that I am only setting up the things we love, not just because those items always sit on that shelf. 

Last month I told you how much I have grown to love ePantry. I hate running out of cleaning supplies. It is not often that I get into a “super great cleaning mood”, and if I do–I don’t want to find out that I am out of my favorite (and great smelling) cleaning products!

When I joined ePantry I answered a few simple questions about my family and my cleaning routines and they set up a great selection of products that will work great for me! I was able to customize it, and now every few months (you can set up monthly shipments too) I get a box of my favorite supplies from companies like Method and Mrs. Meyers delivered right to my door!

ePantry has put together an amazing cleaning kit for my readers! And I am going to tell you how you can get it for FREE (that is my favorite price point!!). Mrs. Meyers Cleaning Kit

This kit features the Casabella cleaning caddy packed with some of my favorite products. It includes Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap, Mrs. Meyers Hand soap, Grove Scrubber sponges and a Grove dish towel.

The cleaning caddy is a great way for you to help achieve your goal of getting more organized in 2016.

If you are anything like me, you have a hodgepodge of cleaning supplies stashed under your kitchen (or bathroom sink). And this is just fine–as long as you are cleaning the kitchen or the bathroom. What if you need window cleaner in the living room or a cleaning spray in the hallway to get toddler smudges off of the wall?  If you stash all of your supplies in this handy caddy, you can tote it with you all over the house, saving you time (and if you are anything like me, saving you from distraction!) Then just stash this caddy under your sink and viola!

Caddy under sink

You are ready to go!

If you have not tried the Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap yet, you are in for a treat. It cuts through our grease and stuck on oatmeal just great, and it has just the right amount of scent. (word to the wise: the Geranium scent is better in theory than in practice). Did you know that hand washing dishes can actually be a form of stress relief? My kids won’t agree, but if it is my turn to do the dishes, I will almost always hand-wash! Between the warm water, the silky feel of the bubbles and the scent of the dish soap, I feel better after I am done than when I started. Don’t believe me? There has even been a scientific study that agrees!

Mrs. Meyers hand soap has also become a favorite. I have been a long-time user of Method foaming hand wash. And, I really do like the Method soap. But the Mrs. Meyers soap seems a bit more substantial and lasts just as long. I try to make sure that we buy hand soap that does not have anti-bacterial agents added. I think our family is plenty healthy without them, and studies are showing that anti-bacterial soaps do more harm than good.  So, it is nice to not have to worry about extra ingredients that we just don’t want or need!

I have a set of Grove scrubber sponges sent to me with every shipment. They may look like ordinary scrubber sponges, but they are anything but! The scrubby part is made of crushed walnut shells. Totally natural, and with great scrubbing power with not a whole lot of elbow grease on my part. I love these silly sponges!

The Grove towel is just nice. And you know you need a new kitchen towel. Go check, I bet you still have towels from your wedding shower stuffed in your drawer. Go look. I’ll be right here waiting.

So, like I said, you can get this awesome kit for FREE!!!! Here is how to do it:

  1. 1. Sign up for ePantry through this link. You’ll receive the Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit free when you sign up!

  2. 2. Answer a few quick questions about your family and how clean you keep your home (be honest!). This takes under 30 seconds and ePantry uses your responses to customize your first basket.

  3. 3. Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize the basket of products to suit your needs by adding or removing items.

  4. 4. To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you want to receive in your first box. (I’m definitely ordering more of the walnut scrubber sponges!)

  5. 5. You made it! Click finish & pay and place your order. (You may wonder what you did without ePantry!)

  6. 6. Stick to your New Year’s resolution with free shipping on your second order. To receive free shipping, make sure you select the free 60 day VIP Trial after you check out.

  7. 7. Already hooked on ePantry? Existing customers click here to get 50% off the Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit with your next order.

Don’t forget this special offer is only available until Sunday, January 17,  or while supplies last.

Happy cleaning!

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About the author : Dakotapam

I'm a Lutheran pastor's wife and mom to six kids, including toddler twin girls. My life is sometimes normal, and sometimes crazy; but through it all, I know that I am blessed! Some people say that I have my hands full, I prefer to call it living life with both hands full, and I love it!

16 comments to “Coming Clean in the New Year”

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  1. Kayley - January 15, 2016 Reply

    My cleaning tip is to have fun with it! I use cleaning as a chance to catch up on my favorite shows.

  2. Angelica Grannis - January 15, 2016 Reply

    My best cleaning tip is to keep the kids involved. For a long time I felt like I was just their maid. Definitely teach them how to clean from a young age. It teaches responsibility and it helps a mama’s sanity.

  3. Yvonne Davis - January 15, 2016 Reply

    It’s a good idea to clean with organic and natural cleaners. Thanks for the tips and the discount on epantry. I will look into the deal! 🙂

  4. Laura J - January 15, 2016 Reply

    My best cleaning tip is to do a little at a time..so it doesnt build up to a big clean!

  5. deanna - January 21, 2016 Reply

    My tip is clean more often so the deep clean isn’t so bad.

  6. Rita A - January 21, 2016 Reply

    I use the used fabric softener sheets from the dryer to dust my dressers when putting the clothes away. Quick and easy.

  7. Christina Anne - January 21, 2016 Reply

    My tip is to have a checklist and use a timer…like give myself 5 min to clean my room…I move much faster this way. I also love Mrs. Meyer’s sink scrub powder…leave it on my sink surface for 5 minutes and it whitens it up:)
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  8. Angela Saver - January 21, 2016 Reply

    My favorite cleaning tip is to make my own cleaner with equal parts of Dawn Dishsoap, vinegar & lemon juice & mix it up in a spray bottle, then use it to clean the shower door & bathroom sinks & faucets! It is amazing!

  9. Leela - January 21, 2016 Reply

    Clean a little daily so it’s not overwhelming.

  10. Lynda Cook - February 2, 2016 Reply

    My cleaning tips is to do a cleaning checklist for the day or the whole week. I like to make my things in order and to organize my task. Thanks for the great post!

  11. Eco Clean - February 23, 2016 Reply

    Good tip on the decorations! We are always putting the same old stuff back up after the holidays. I am interested in the mrs. meyer’s products. We use them all the time at our cleaning company (along with citra solv). How do the sponges work?

    • Dakotapam - February 23, 2016 Reply

      The Grove Collective sponges are my favorite!

  12. Dorson - September 5, 2017 Reply

    Havent had a chance to use Mrs. Meyers Dish Soap, bet it works fine on the greese. I usually organize by cleaning into tasks and do a checklist as i go along. This easily brings about sense of accomplishment.

    • Dakotapam - September 5, 2017 Reply

      That seems to be my go-to strategy as well! And yes. Mrs. Meyers works great on grease!

  13. Jessica Bane - September 6, 2017 Reply

    Using quality cleaning products should be the priority of everyone because it is the matter of your health. If place is cleaned with harmless products it will surely impact positively on health. Cleaning before the new year should be done with the help of someone expert. They can make this task perfect. Thanks for the post.

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