This post is sponsored by MightyNest, a company committed to sourcing sustainable products for healthy homes.
It’s summertime and we’re spending the month at my mom and dad’s house, which means two things: more stone fruit than you can possibly imagine and the attending drips and dribbles left behind by two free-ranging grandchildren.
When I first partnered with MightyNest a few years ago, my parents dutifully signed up for their MightyFix membership. Spending a bit of extra time at their house this summer, I’ve had the chance to see the lasting effects of their MightyFix subscription three years later and I’m very pleased to announce that MightyNest is back again, offering Reading My Tea Leaves readers a special introductory rate to their MightyFix membership.
For folks unfamiliar, MightyNest is a company committed to helping households on the path toward living more sustainably at home. Their carefully chosen selection of eco-friendly goods takes the guesswork out of finding sustainable solutions and household essentials. Their MightyFix subscription is a simple service that introduces members to a new tried and tested product every month.
The MightyFix concept is simple enough: bit by bit customers are introduced to products that help shift old habits and replace solutions that aren’t particularly sustainable or healthy, with ones that are. At my parents’ house, instead of dryer sheets or fabric softener, there are fluffy wool dryer balls in the laundry basket. In the kitchen drawer, there are mesh produce bags to bring to the store instead of using plastic ones. Along refrigerator shelves, there are glass containers filled with leftovers instead of anything plastic.
At my urging, my parents stopped using paper towels a few years ago, but my dad was apprehensive about the shift. (I can attest to the fact that there was grumbling.) Like lots of folks of his (or any) generation, he was used to his own system: paper towels go under the kitchen sink, get easily used for all manner of messes, and get thrown directly into the garbage without another thought once soiled.
Today, my parents keep a small basket of cotton cloths under the sink, including a stack of Tidy Cloths sent through the MightyFix. They’re a simple organic cotton dishcloth with zig-zagging stitching, meant to replace paper towels. The uniform size, the added texture that allows for better gripping and easier cleanup, the loop for easy hanging, and the cheery colors that happen to match my mom’s collection of antique turquoise glass, all add up to making the transition away from paper towels a whole lot easier.
For folks working on shifting their daily habits and striving toward sustainability, I love the spirit of can-do generosity and experimentation inherent in the MightyFix. It feels like making sustainable swaps under the gentle guidance of an encouraging and trusted friend. You can even gift a few months of the service to someone you love who might need a nudge in the right direction. For anyone feeling apprehensive making a switch, each monthly product arrives with a friendly note detailing how to integrate the item into your daily life.
For anyone interested in the MightyFix, here are a few things to know:
+ A subscription to MightyFix costs $11/month. Each month, subscribers receive an item valuing at least $11, and often more.
+ MightyFix subscribers get access to exclusive discounts—up to 35% off—on hundreds of items, making it easy to re-up on Fixes they love (or try something new).
+ Shipping on your MightyFix is always free, and if you live in the contiguous 48 states and want to add anything else to your order, those things ship for free, too.*
+ You can be a member for as long or short as makes sense for you; there’s no mandatory subscription period.
+ MightyNest is offering RMTL readers a special $3 rate for the first month of their MightyFix subscription.
+ Use the code RMTLTIDY you can get your first fix—this set of organic cotton dishcloths—for just $3. (If you’re a vegan household and prefer for all future fixes to also be vegan, use the code RMTLVEGAN.)
*MightyFix is currently available to US, APO/FPO, US Territories with free shipping. Shipping to Canada is $3/month. Shipping to Australia is $4/month. Free shipping for Add-Ons is available to the contiguous US 48 states only.
This post was sponsored by MightyNest. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Reading My Tea Leaves.