One of THE biggest questions I get, day in and day out, is how I’m able to live well on so little. Getting household products for free is one of the many ways I’m able to live frugally! When I first started blogging, I was living on what the world calls poverty, making $18,000/year. Yet, people would come to my house and their jaws would drop. They’d see a glimpse of my life and they’d have a million and one questions about how I do it.
“How is it possible, that you are a single stay-at-home-mom and have all you have,” they’d ask. I’d chuckle. I figured everyone was doing it. I mean, doesn’t everyone have a savings account?
Doesn’t everyone have a home, a car, kids to feed?
I didn’t understand how my way of living was so different from everyone else’s.
But after so many people ask you what you’re doing, you start to realize that you’re NOT like everyone else. That living what I consider rich on $18,000 with two kids is NOT normal.
I started this blog, as emails to my friends. So, I didn’t have to keep telling the same story over and over and over. I could just point them to a link. “Go here and read all about it,” I’d say. “Oh, I have a post about that topic, here’s the link,” I’d tell them. I had no clue what was about to happen. I had no idea that God would use ME, your totally average girl, to do completely and utterly incredible things.
And, part of me knows that’s why He does. He gives me this life, so that I can share it with you!!!! He taught me how to save money.
Everything I do, everything I say, everything I am is ALL FOR YOU. To help you. To show you there’s a better way. To teach you that you DON’T have to make $60,000/year to barely scrape by. You can live in one of the most sought after subdivisions in your whole area, on $18k/year, and while, honestly, I do make more than that now, I HAVE rocked making so little for so long, that even that I have more now, nothing has changed. I’m still my cheap little self. 🙂
I’ve been a homemaker for 10 years. But more than that, I’ve been able to make money online FROM home for around 7 years. It’s been my way of life for so long. The knowledge, the wisdom, the ideas and cleverness of things that I take for granted, someone else is PRAYING for.
Maybe you are feeling like there’s no hope of improving your financial situation, but I PROMISE YOU, if you get creative and start thinking DIFFERENTLY, you’ll get there.
One of my FAVORITE ways to save money is by not paying for any of my household products….ever, and I wanna show you exactly how I do it!
Imagine this box shows up at your door…
You open it and find all KINDS of cool products…
Best of all, you didn’t pay a penny for ANY of it! It’s 100% FREE!!!!
No shipping costs. No hidden fees. Just absolutely FREE AND they give you a free extra product just for ordering with them!
Listen! SAVING MONEY IS A WAY OF LIFE. It’s a principle. It’s a pattern. It’s what I do every single day with SEVERAL companies that allow me to have the things I want on the cheap.
But you have to be a little crafty, and I am. haha. So lemme teach you the secret tricks of one company I do this with.
I literally don’t pay for…
- household goods
- shampoo, conditioner, detangler
- cleaning supplies
- pull ups (when my son was in them)
- beauty supplies
- hand soap or dish soap
- plastic cutlery
- some zipper bags
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- facial tissue (cubes)
- aluminum foil
- kitchen garbage bags
- some makeup
- facial roller
- cleaning cloths
You can also get these things free…
- dryer sheets
- laundry soap
- microgreens growing kits (so cool!)
- personal hygiene products
- diapers and baby wipes (SUCH a blessing for moms!)
- pet care
- facial cleansers and skincare
- lip balm
- masks (eye hydrogel masks too!)
- nail polish
- beauty brushes
A few of the fun brands you’ll get to purchase from (for free!)…
- Burts Bees
- Seventh Generation
- Mrs. Meyer’s
- Rooted Beauty
- Tom’s of Maine
- Kari Gran
- Dr. Bronner’s
- Zarbee’s Naturals
The great part is you DON’T HAVE TO buy a certain amount every month of products you can’t afford.
This isn’t some program promising you that you’ll get rich.
This is an honest company where you can earn your free products simply by sharing their company name with your friends.
Of all the companies I do this same thing with to get my products free, this is my favorite because it’s the company that has the most integrity and has always treated me the best over the years!
The company is called Grove Collaborative.
Now, I have to tell you, that when I first came across their company, I was pretty sceptical. I mean, I am sceptical about EVERYTHING. I’m that practical girl who’s always looking out of the corner of her eye, thinking, “Yah, right!” I don’t wanna get scammed, you know!
After researching this company thoroughly, I believe I found a diamond in the rough, and I’m SO excited to share it with you.
I cannot even begin to express to you how cool this is.
Basically you become a customer of theirs.
Now, here’s the fun part…
You can choose your FREE gift set (the freebie always changes over time, so what you see may be different when you view this, but they always offer something really good!)
For this freebie, not only do you get the free gift set, but you also get a free Grove VIP trial (this gives you free shipping!)
Talk about cool!
Okay, so you get a free offer to join, right…but that’s not even the best part!!!
For EVERY SINGLE PERSON you refer to join with them, YOU EARN $10 credit!! So, let’s say, 5 people every month join from your link, you get $50 worth of their products ABSOLUTELY FREE. And the people you refer will receive a free gift set too!
And there’s NO limit!!!! You can earn as much as you want! Here’s my account for example:
You can see, at $2,030, this is not chump change, but I am a blogger so I probably make more than the average person. Either way, no matter how MUCH you make, it’s still an AH-MAZING way to get all your products free!
What I really love is that they are CONSTANTLY adding NEW products. I just logged in for this tutorial and they added a microgreens growing kit. I’ve been wanting to grow them on my window sill for EVER and this is seriously amazing, now I get it free! I love the products they add. It’s all a lot of fun and you can use the credits not ONLY in their household shop, but on their sister site, which is all makeup/skincare type products as well! In the same cart.
Order from BOTH sites and use one cart to maximize your cart total so that you get the extra freebie by ordering a higher amount. It always changes, but this time, it’s when you add $43.95.
p.s. this shampoo and conditioner is AMAZING!
There are a few companies that I go through that have this kind of system set up and I’m telling you, the money is FANtastic!
Imagine if you told just a few friends about this and BAM, you get your monthly household products for FREE! I like free stuff, don’t you?!
Now imagine if you had a blog. BOOM! You put up a link, you can get a lot of people to join (all autopilot!)
It’s really not that difficult. When you refer a friend, tell your friend they earn a cool gift set or credit (whatever the deal is at the time) for joining. You earn $10 in credit, they earn a cool thing too. Seriously, this is the coolest program ever! Are you seeing the possibilities?!?! The sky is literally the limit.
I’m pretty sure you already know 5 people who would want to get a free gift set and join. Your mom, your aunt, your cousin, your neighbor, your friends at church, the parents at school.
Chances are you already know hundred’s of people who would want to capitalize on this really cool offer. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is tell them.
You could even put a Facebook post on your social media site, telling about the deal. You can do it in any way you want really!
What do you think? Do you want to start getting your household products for free? You really couldn’t ask for a better program.
Here’s how Grove Collaborative works
Step 1: Enter your email address in the box provided and click the green ‘Claim My Offer’ button.
Step 2: Next, you’ll see a list of the current free offers you can choose from. These are the current offers at the time of writing but they are subject to change…
Click on the free offer you’d like and then click the green ‘Claim My Free Offer’ button.
Step 3: Next is the fun step: customizing your basket! Grove Collaborative populates your cart with your free offer and community favorite items, but you can add or remove as many products as you would like.
Step 4: Once you have your basket set, click the blue ‘Continue to Checkout’ button. You’ll need to be at a final amount of $29 or more because the minimum for all orders is $29. I always just order in batches, which is a lot more convenient anyway, so it sucks up less of my time! 🙂
Step 5: Enter in your account, shipping details and payment information, then click the green ‘Place Order’ button. Nice and simple! 🙂
Instead of going to the store or worrying about remembering to pick up this or that when you’re there, you just have the products shipped to your door.
Just like Amazon’s Subscribe and Save, you’ll get the products shipped out to you according to your schedule. Grove Collaborative will email you 7 days before your shipment goes out, so you’re never stuck with something you don’t want. When I get the email, sometimes I cancel the order or just schedule it later. I usually place an order every 2-3 months. It’s not something that will suck up a lot of your time!
Don’t want it shipped at a certain time?
Simply change the date as many times as you want to whenever you want. It’s full customizable. Delete something, add something. Change the order completely. You’re not bound to order the same things at all, but having a schedule where things are shipped out, can make things SOO much easier, especially if you are getting the products for free anyway! 🙂
Grove Collaborative is VERY conscientious of sending eco products. Products that you can feel good about buying and that help (not hurt) the environment. The products are always quality, so you know exactly what you’re getting. I love that they have a lot of great brands like Burt’s Bees, Seventh Generation, Method, and more!
You will love them. It’s seriously my favorite company to order from! <3