I have recently found myself thinking a lot about the waste problem we have in this country, most specifically about single use plastics. It’s been receiving tons of press and I find that the subject comes up in conversations more often, both in my social media feeds and at social gatherings.
I don’t see plastics going away anytime soon but I DO think that we all, as individuals, need to do our part to make the world just a little less toxic. While we don’t all have the funds to buy an electric car or convert our homes to solar power, each one of us CAN look around and see what CAN be changed in our own homes to make a difference.
I recently ran across an interesting website called Mighty Nest and I thought you might be interested.
So What’s The Story?
When I first took a look at Mightynest.com, I was impressed by their story and their commitment to help us (just regular folk) live cleaner, healthier lives. They’ve done the research so you don’t have to. They only offer items of the highest value and intregrity.
This website has it all — Kitchen items, cleaning supplies, bath and body, wellness, even a kids and pets section. As you can guess, I zeroed in on the kitchen section where they offer food storage, serve wear, cooking implements and cook wear. The prices are very reasonable and members get up to a 30% discount on listed prices!
There are also different buying options:
- Just buy the thing you want. Search it, click it, check it out, done.
- One time gift boxes. They have lots of gift combo options, many for under $10.
- Monthly subscription boxes starting a less than $10 a box
I was excited to get some new products but I wasn’t sure where to start. I looked over the options, did some research and decided to try the MightyFix monthly subscription box. For $11 a month, I would receive a box with one (or several related) items to get me started on refitting my kitchen with new, eco friendly items. While this first box would be a surprise, I did fill out a profile to indicate what categories of items I was specifically interested in receiving. Because I don’t have a dishwasher. Or a cat.
I placed my order on the 31st. The automated response let me know that I would be billed on the 2nd, which is what happened. The box actually shipped on the 7th and arrived on the 14th. I didn’t care for the lag time but, as Andy Warhol said, “Waiting for something makes it more exciting!”
The Big Reveal
When the package finally arrived the first thing I noticed was heavy paper packaging, unwaxed, not corrugated, perfect for recycling. It was a great first impression.
Since my granddaughter Lily was with me that day, she insisted that she do the honors of unveiling my big surprise. Why not?
When she pulled out My MightyFix, I was excited to see that it was a set of 5 reusable produce bags. They were also packaged in the same heavy, untreated paper so that was a plus.
The bags themselves are generous in size (12’x14”) and made from a quality, heavy duty mesh with a drawstring closure.
The informational card inclosed pointed out that I would be replacing the use of 400 or more plastic produce bags a year. My first thought was that number may have been exaggerated but when I did the math, 400 bags comes out to 7-8 bags a week. That’s a reasonable number.
The price listed on the website is $12.99 so I definitely saved a little bit of money since the My MightyFix box only cost $11. There was no shipping charge so I saved even more. (Shipping it as a single purchase would have cost $5.95, although shipping is free with purchases over $50).
And now…a confession. When I was looking at their website that first day, I was so excited by what I saw that I had to order a couple of additional items.
The first was this set of two avocado huggers. Once again, they came packaged in untreated card stock. They’re made from top grade FDA food-grade silicone, are 100% BPA and Phthalate Free and dishwasher safe.
I initially wondered why they came in a two pack…like, why would I cut a new avocado in half if I already had half an avocado hugging some silicone in my fridge?
When Lily opened the box, I found the answer: One is for a hass (California) avocado and the other one is larger to fit a Florida avocado. I guess that means I’m going to have to try the Florida avocados!
The second item I ordered were these food huggers which, as you can see, preserve food without using disposable wraps or bags. They can also be used to seal the tops of bowls, glasses or jars.
They’re made from heavy duty food grade FDA silicone, are bpa- and phthalate-free and dishwasher safe.
And, if you’re a 3-year-old pretending to be a pirate, they make a great eye patch.
They come in a 5-pack of various sizes and they nestle together for easy storage, although I don’t see that I’ll be storing them anywhere but in the fridge, preserving my food!
My one regret is that I don’t have a size small enough to fit over the opening of my toothpaste tube. I dropped the cap today in my morning fog and it ended up in the…well, let’s just say it’s gone, shall we?
Your Adventure Awaits
So what are you waiting for? I’m so excited to see you get started on this new adventure, I’ve teamed up with Mighty Nest to get you your first MightyFix subscription box for only $3! Just use the promo code MIGHTYNOW at checkout!
Mighty Nest guarantees that the item(s) in each box are worth MORE THAN the normal $11 price tag so that’s at least a 73% discount right out of the gate!
And I’m not done yet. For a limited time, you can pick the item you receive in your first box. Choose from the selections below:
- A set of the 5 produce bags reviewed above ($12.99 value), promo code PRODUCEBAGS3
- 2 sheets of Bee Wrap reusable food storage ($12.66 value), promo code BEESFIX3
- A set of 3 reusable wool dryer balls ($16.99 value), promo code DRYERBALL3
- Or maybe you’d like to be surprised (minimum value $11.01), promo code MIGHTYNOW
I wish I had gotten a deal like this!! This is a LIMITED TIME offer and I don’t know how long it’s going to be around. So what are you waiting for?
Please, please let me know in the comments below what you got and how you liked it!
All my best,