I’ve briefly mentioned in previous posts that I’m working on reducing our waste where I can and incorporating as many “green”/environmentally-friendly products as possible. It hasn’t been a perfect process, as you can expect, but it’s been rewarding to see small changes add up. I’m planning on writing a more detailed post on the changes we’ve made to become low(er) waste, where we aren’t doing as well, and what I hope to do in the future.
In the meantime, I wanted to introduce you to a healthy-living brand that I learned about only three months ago on the Litterless blog: MightyNest. More specifically, I wanted to share my first review on their monthly subscription that features many eco-friendly alternatives to common home products called MightyFix. I’m not one for monthly subscriptions and actually have never joined any until now. I purchased a full year of the service in June; the service costs $10 monthly ($120 for a year), so I decided to go all out and purchase a full year with a promo code on Litterless that brought the total down to $99. Each month’s “Fix” is worth at least $10 to make it worth the money, and shipping is always free! If you want additional items, every product on their website ships free with your Fix, too.
So far, I’m very pleased with the products I’ve received! I will note that I did not set any preferences on products, fill out the profile questionnaire, or add any additional products to my shipments so far. I’m willing to try pretty much anything, so I hope to receive a wide variety of products, and I don’t want to buy something just in case it shows up in a future Fix. More details on the the first three products I received are below…!
I can invite two 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 September, 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.
Stasher Silicone Sandwich Bag (June 2018)
The Stasher silicone bag is made of food-grade silicone that can be used in the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. It serves as a green alternative to plastic baggies and can be reused thousands of times. That said, I’m not sure how to recycle or dispose of it when the time comes.
I’ll admit: I wasn’t totally thrilled when this was the first item I received. It didn’t help that I couldn’t figure out how to get it open! It took a few tries before I finally figured it out, lol. I couldn’t believe how difficult it was to open, but I suppose that’s because it’s an airtight seal. I have used this to carry part of my breakfast to work (two slices of cinnamon bread), and it is slightly difficult to open it up wide enough to get both slices in without smashing the bread. I can imagine it would be much more difficult to get in a fully-made sandwich. I think it’d be most useful for smaller snack items, like cut up fruits and veggies, chips, pretzels, etc.
Regular price: $11.99 / Member price: $10.29 / I paid: $8.25
Wool Dryer Balls (July 2018)
Made from New Zealand wool, these dryer balls are used in lieu of dryer sheets to fluff up garments, soften clothes, and decrease drying time. They also help reduce wrinkles and static (though I’m not entirely convinced about the claim to reduce static).
I love, love these and have been using them since they arrived. My boyfriend likes them, too—he’s very anti-dryer sheets. We also use a bag of dried lavender purchased at the farmer’s market alongside these to provide some subtle scent, though I’ve been considering buying essential oils to use on them when the lavender becomes scentless. The only downside is I’m not sure that they help reduce static all that much…but I’ve read that maybe I’m drying items for too long and that’s causing the static.
Regular price: $16.99 / Member price: $15.29 / I paid: $8.25
Tidy Dish Cloths (August 2018)
These 12” x 12” dish cloths by Full Circle are sustainably made in China from organic cotton. They act as a paper towel replacement; the loops provide texture for scrubbing off messy counters or dishes. The cloths are absorbent, durable, and machine-washable.
I was thrilled to receive these cloths! I’ve been trying to use fewer paper towels already (I bought some “unpaper towels”) so these are great to add to the collection. The size is great for quick countertop wipe-downs and the texture helps to loosen sticky or dried food. They’d also work great to wash/scrub dishes. I have only used them to wipe down the counter and they worked great! Haha. I’m really hoping these don’t stain over time just because I’d like them to stay looking nice for as long as possible. I haven’t washed mine yet, so fingers crossed all the food gunk comes out.
Regular price (for a set of 3): $6.99 / Member price (for 3): $6.29 / I paid (for 5): $8.25