# 1: Start with a cup of coffee or tea. Before I do anything else, I turn on the electric kettle to make a cuppa. Instant mood lifter! That laundry mountain doesn’t look quite as overwhelming as it did pre-caffeine!
#2: Love your cleaning products. I recently have found two revolutionary cleaning motivators.
I’ve never cared about cleaning products much (other than not wanting anything toxic) but when I discovered Grove Collaborative (formerly ePantry) all that changed.
Grove Collaborative sends all kinds of household products to your doorstep for a great price. I can finally afford the Mrs. Meyers lavender stuff that smells like heaven! I haven’t run out of baby wipes since I subscribed so…..win! AND it was all so pretty when it arrived that it merited a complete cabinet re-organization so I could see all my lovelies lined up in there. Definitely check them out. Great customer service. Great price. Don’t have to leave my house for unexpected we’re-out-of-dish-soap emergencies anymore!
UPDATE: Grove is offering my readers a FREE kit of Caldrea products THIS WEEK ONLY!
They’re giving away more than $30 worth of products for anyone who makes a new order ($20 or more) So here’s one way you could take advantage of the offer and set up your Grove basket:
For my readers who already use and love Grove, there’s something for you too. You’ll get the Grove Collaborative Be Good Dish Brush when you order using this link.
Want to get your Caldrea set and see for yourself why I love Grove? Here’s how it works:
- Sign up for Grove Collaborative here and you will receive the Caldrea offer for free!
- Answer 4 quick questions about your home that Grove Collaborative will then use to customize your products — this takes under 30 seconds!
- Once you’ve answered the questions, you can finalize your basket of products to suit your household needs by adding or removing items.
- To receive this offer, your order needs to be a minimum of $20. Choose the combination of products and scents you love and receive in your first box.
- You made it! Click Finish & Pay and place your order.
#3: Light a candle. I’m currently in love with the Grove Collaborative’s Maple Sugar scented soy candle. It smells AMAZING. As in, we had a playdate over here yesterday and whenever someone came in the door the first thing they said was “what IS THAT AMAZING SMELL?” Because wow. They’re out of stock at ePantry due to bad weather and shipping issues, (I chatted with the helpful live chat customer service rep because we used up the candle and I was a little bit desperate) but I was assured they will get some more in the near future. I don’t usually like scented candles, the maple sugar is an exception, and I tend to just get beeswax (I love Toadily Handmade Beeswax Candles for those). Light a candle. Suddenly housecleaning got all fancy and less horrible!
#4: Listen to something wonderful. I either pump up the jams (you can find some of my playlists here, here, here, here, and my Advent ones here and here) or I catch up on my favorite podcasts. Speaking of which, Fountains of Carrots has a new episode featuring recording artist Colleen Nixon and chatting about Advent music, balancing motherhood and creative pursuits, how beauty points us to Jesus, and moose. So if you’ve got dishes to do or laundry to fold (we all do, right?) head on over.
#5: Binge-watch a good show. So…I’m certainly not as EFFICIENT when I watch Netflix or Amazon Prime while laundering or cleaning. But it sure is more fun to fold clothes and do dishes while watching Miss Lane’s daily adventures in Lark Rise to Candleford.
What are your favorite ways to add a little fun to the housework? Let’s chat in the comments!
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