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A messy house can get to you… pretty quickly.  Today I want to share 5 ways to get over the mess, especially in the summer, when kids are home.

1- Everyone pitches in.  First thing in the morning, they do their chores (make a list of 3-4 chores) before they do anything else.
2- Give in and use paper plates for a week.  Trust me… it’s worth it just for a week to be able to give yourself a break on dishes.
3- Eat more fresh fruits & veggies.  Everyone will feel better and be happier & more willing to help out.  Fruit is good for our bodies!
4- Clean a room a day, every single day.
5- Make a cleaning bucket and carry it from room to room.  Fill it with your free cleaning products (info below the picture) 

A close up of three bottles of Meyer\'s cleaning products next to a bowl of fruit.

One thing that I don’t enjoy during the summer: shopping for household essentials. Who wants to run to the store when you could be unwinding outside? And you can’t exactly pick up dish soap at the farmer’s market. So in the spirit of making everything more enjoyable this summer, let me introduce you to Grove Collaborative.

A close up of a three bottles of Meyer\'s cleaning products.

Yes, free cleaning products.  I took advantage of it and wanted you to have that same opportunity. It comes from Grove.  Grove is a subscription service that delivers natural cleaning, home, beauty, and baby products right to your doorstep, on your schedule. It’s like having a brilliant personal assistant who keeps your home stocked up on the essentials while you relax and soak up the sun.

When you spend $20 with Grove right now (you can even just order toilet paper & paper towels),  you’ll get this Summer Cleaning Chef’s set FREE with your first order of $20.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Dish Soap
  • Free Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Spra
  • Free Grove Collaborative Bubble Up
  • Free Shipping & 60 Day VIP Trial

Three bottles of Meyer\'s cleaning products with flowers behind them.

(If you’re already a subscriber, you’ll get a free set of Grove Walnut Scrubber Sponges.)

Food on a table with a wooden brush in a white container.

The set is everything you need to make summer cleanup easy and enjoyable. Since you can choose your scents for the free Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, hand soap, and multi-surface spray, you can create a matching set (like I did) or mix-and-match your favorites. I’ve been using the basil scent, and I love how it smells like a summer herb garden.


I also adore this Grove Collaborative Bubble Up, which is a spring-loaded soap dish and scrub brush. It looks cute on my counter, and it’s such a convenient way to tackle kitchen messes.

A plate of food on a table with a bottle of Meyer\'s dish soap lying on its side.

After all, that’s what Grove Collaborative is all about: making creating a healthy, beautiful home effortless and affordable. I’ve been using Grove for just over a year now, and I still look forward to my monthly shipment.

Three bottles of Meyer\'s cleaning products with a plate of fruit sitting beside them.

Treat yourself to this FREE Summer Chef’s set and give Grove Collaborative a try — I promise you’ll never go back! As a bonus, you’ll be signed up for the free 60 day VIP trial when you place your order. That means free shipping, free gifts, price matching, and personal service.


Here’s how it works:


  1. Sign up for Grove Collaborative here. You will receive the Summer Chef’s Set 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. You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.

When you love your cleaning products, you clean more.  It’s as simple as

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for the awesome tips, I will definitely try them! I for sure am fortunate, because everyone at home helps out with the cleaning. I am a working mum after all and I can’t take care of everything all by myself. It took my husband quite a while to figure this out, but after he realised he can either help or live in a dirty house, he quickly came on board.