Back in June, I signed up for a year-long monthly subscription of MightyFix by MightyNest. Every month, I receive a sustainable, eco-friendly alternative to a common home product. It’s such a simple way to introduce new products into your home, especially if you tend to feel overwhelmed by the wide variety of “green” products on the market now like I do. The subscription costs $10 per month—$120 annually, unless you find a coupon code (they may also be doing special offers now that it’s the holiday season). I paid $99 instead of $120, making it $8.25 per month. As a member, you also get discounts on most products, and if you want to buy anything from the site, it ships free with your Fix.
I reviewed my first three months in September, and now I have the next three months’ worth of products to share with you! :) I’ve been pretty impressed with the products I’ve received so far. I’m open to trying pretty much everything they send (I have yet to receive anything I wouldn’t use or at least try). As I slowly work towards low(er) waste in my life, I appreciate the mission of MightyNest and am happy to find new products via MightyFix. This subscription would make an excellent gift for the green-living enthusiast in your life!
I can invite three people per month to receive a free month of the MightyFix monthly subscription, so let me know via email if you’d like an invite (cottoncashmerecathair (at) gmail (dot) com)! If you email me in December, let me know which of the three products below is your favorite and I’ll select that item for you to receive. Note that MightyNest did not pay me or ask me to write this post.
Bee’s Wrap (September 2018)
Bee’s wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for storing fruit, veggies, cheese, bread—basically anything except meat. It features organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin. It’s antibacterial and can be used over and over again (just wash with cool water and allow to dry in between uses). I received a medium-sized sheet and large-sized sheet, but they are sold on the website in packs of three.
I’m excited for this product, even though we don’t use plastic wrap very often (we’ve had a container in our cupboards for years) because we have a bunch of Tupperware containers for storing leftovers. I think the bee’s wrap will be perfect for cut produce and cheese; my medium wrap is keeping half of a ball of mozzarella fresh right now! I’m happy that this product is easy to use and to keep clean. I hope they hold up for a while. :)
Regular price (for 3): $17.99 / Member price (for 3): $15.29 / I paid (for 2): $8.25
Meliora All-Purpose Home Cleaner (October 2018)
Meliora all-purpose home cleaner features biodegradable, vegan, and organic ingredients. The glass spray bottle comes with a tablespoon of cleaner—just add warm water, mix it, and let the cleaner dissolve. (It needs to be used within six months of filling because it does not contain preservatives, and the contents may separate if not being used regularly.) It works on any hard surfaces, just be sure to wipe the surface completely dry to prevent streaks. I received a small refill of cleaner, too.
I filled up the bottle and let it sit overnight to allow the cleaner to dissolve completely before using. Paired with the tidy dish cloths I received in August, this did a pretty good job cleaning the counter, but it does get streaky. I think I may have put too little water in the bottle (I didn’t measure, but it said to add 16 ounces). I also wonder how it would work with a more uniform cloth, since the tidy dish cloths are textured. The smell of the cleaner is not my favorite, but there are no fragrances in the cleaner so that’s to be expected. I appreciate the glass bottle, though I need to be careful when setting it down on the counter, haha!
Regular price: $8.99 (bottle) + $2.99 (refill) / Member price: $8.99 + $2.99 / I paid: $8.25
Duralex Glass Food Storage (November 2018)
These tempered glass storage containers are ideal to use in place of plastic, since you don’t have to worry about anything harmful leaching into your food. They’re microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The lids are plastic, but they’re BPA-free (and they’re also dishwasher safe). I received one 5-ounce square container and one 13-ounce rectangle container.
The containers are pretty tiny, but they’re great for toting snacks to work. I used the larger 13-ounce container to bring a large slice of banana bread with me, and it worked great! The lid snaps on easily and securely so I don’t worry about it popping off. I washed the containers prior to using them and the lids didn’t bend in the dishwasher. I mentioned above that we use Tupperware religiously, and while I don’t plan on getting rid of the Tupperware anytime soon, it’s nice to have these glass containers to use. I am slightly nervous about breaking the glass, though (even though it’s shock-resistant)—another reason why I’m worried about ridding ourselves of all of our plastic containers. We are kind of klutzy!
Regular price: $12.48 / Member price: $10.61 / I paid: $8.25