Oh, well hello there! I’m so glad you could join me today, because today is a special day: Today is the first day for the Thursday Throwdown! Woohoo!
If you missed my introductory post about the Thursday Throwdown, you can check it out here.
For today’s theme, we’re talking about spring cleaning, but maybe not in the way that you’re used to talking about spring cleaning. Because Sarah, Tamieka, and I are healthy living/fitness bloggers, we’re putting our own little twists on the topic (or, as I would normally say, putting some stank on it!), and encourage you to do the same. If you decide to write about what spring cleaning means to you, please link up with us! I’ll include the linkup information and image below for all of you bloggers out there. Now, on to the Thursday Throwdown!
Because I’m a ridiculous person, I’m adopting a Choose Your Own Adventure style for this post. Say what? Basically, I’ll let you decide what type of spring cleaning you’re interested in reading about on the blog today! Do you want to read about:
There is one thing about me you should know about me if you didn’t figure it out already: I’m a very busy lady! I’m always running around in some way or another at any given time. Maybe I’m at a work event. Maybe I’m en route to a volleyball tournament. Who knows? What I do know is that all of that running around doesn’t leave me much time to do things like stop at Target to pick up some cleaning supplies (because you know you can’t spend just a minute in Target!). Shout out to all of the moms out there, by the way. I have no idea how you can maintain your own schedule and the schedule of somebody (or somebodies) else! You ladies are superheroes!
But I digress. I’m supposed to tell you about how I’m cleaning up my home, spring cleaning style, right? Well, there are currently a couple of things I’m doing as part of my spring cleaning.
For starters, I’ve been going through my closet and gathering up things I no longer need or wear. Over the winter, I donated a bunch of clothes to Purple Heart. My family has been donating to Purple Heart since I was a kid, and they’ve just made it so much easier to do it over the years. All I had to do was put my items in bags, stick a label on the bag, schedule a pickup time online, and leave the bags outside when I left for work. Easy peasy!
I’ll be donating to Purple Heart again this season, but I’m also going to be selling off some of my items to a consignment store near my job. It’s incredible how many things I own but don’t wear! It’s a real shame. 🙁
I’ve also been using a pretty sweet service called Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry) that ships home cleaning and personal care products to your home. They use natural brands, which I really appreciate not only for my personal health, but also for the environment. You can schedule deliveries for every two months, or however often you want it. You can pick different items, and they’re surprisingly cheap! I like that I haven’t had to pay shipping, PLUS I’ve paid less for the items than I would have if I’d gone into Target to pick them up. Win – win! Bonus: They tape up the products that are at risk of spilling, that way everything stays in its place while it’s headed to your home!
With my first order, my favorite item was the Mrs. Meyer’s Multi-Surface Cleaner. It has this honeysuckle fragrance which just smells so nice! When I was done cleaning my bathroom, I wasn’t choking on fumes like I normally would, so that was definitely a good thing. I also used it to clean the dash in my car. I figured, I spend so many hours in my car each week, shouldn’t I make sure I’m not breathing in any extra chemicals? I don’t know why I’ve been using all of these toxic products to clean the inside of my car all of these years. It’s kind of crazy when I think about it now!
I’m definitely going to continue using this service. It’s convenient, cheap, and better for the environment than what I’ve been doing. If you’re interested in giving it a try, you can receive a $10 credit by using my referral code!
Thanks for choosing this adventure! Now, on to the Thursday Throwdown linkup!
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