We make goals that are so big we simply don’t know where to start and therefore end up doing nothing.
That’s where small, practical and easy changes come into play.
Any goal or dream can break down into smaller pieces. Take for example, one of my 2016 goals of moving away from plastic storage.
Truthfully, this is a very lofty goal. A quick glance around my kitchen shows plastic in just about every cabinet. Between leftover containers, plastic baggies, plastic wrap and pantry storage, it’s overwhelming.
But if I break this down into smaller pieces and focus on just one aspect of the goal, it suddenly doesn’t feel so out of reach.
Take the plastic baggies for example. I know I can find a solution to not using plastic baggies and implement it in my home in a sustainable way that works. Within a few weeks, not using plastic baggies will feel like second nature and I can move on to another baby step.
But what if you don’t know what baby step you should take next?
MightyNest’s Newest Program: A MightyFix Review
I’ve been working with the company MightyNest for a couple years now, and their latest program MightyFix perfectly aligns with my baby step approach to natural living.
For a small monthly subscription rate, MightyFix sends subscribers a tried and true product to use in their home. The goal is that this product will replace a less healthy option in your home, helping you take that baby step by delivering it to your front door.
Personally though, what I like best about the MightyFix is that you don’t have to decide what change to make next.
You don’t have to figure out whether it’s more important to not drink out of plastic or not store food in plastic. You don’t get hung up on the logistics of what to buy from where because a bit of happy mail arrives on your doorstep and makes the decision for you.
It’s literally a ready-to-go baby step in a box. Every month is an affordable new way to make a positive, practical change in your home without being overwhelmed. All you have to do is use it!
MightyFix Review: What Comes in the Box?
Wouldn’t you love to open a box and find re-usable organic wool dryer balls to replace those disposable dryer sheets?
Or a new reusable glass water bottle so you can finally ditch buying those mega packs of bottled waters?
How about a set of produce bags or organic dish cloths or a set of re-usable Beeswrap?
Better yet, what if the box contained a set of Lunchskins – dishwasher-safe re-usable baggies that are lead-free, BPA-free and phthalate-free AND will help you reach the baby step goal of not using plastic baggies?
MightyNest sent me a set of Lunchskins to try out and they’re now a faithful part of my kids school lunches. They’re easy for the kids to use, easy for me to fill, easy to wash (especially when the dishwasher does the hard part) and the perfect size for our food packing needs.
The snack-size bag is filled with items like sliced carrots, chopped apples, pretzel rods, orange slices, granola bars, cucumber slices and trail mix.
The larger sandwich-size bag is perfect for sandwiches (of course), but I also use it as a large “fruit” or “vegetable” bag. Basically, I’ll chop up a variety of fruits and vegetables and put it all in the sandwich bag. Then I’ll put something of a different texture in the smaller bag. Packing things this way ensures the fruit doesn’t make the granola bar soggy and I can get away with packing fewer containers as a whole.
The best part though is that these Lunchskins really hold up! I have a set from TWO years ago and despite being used multiple times a week and washed on a nearly weekly basis, they’re in great shape! All of the seams and velcro are still in place and patterns haven’t faded either. Honestly, switching to re-usable baggies is one of the best baby steps we’ve taken so far!
MightyFix Review: Here’s What You Need to Know
+ A subscription to MightyFix is $10/month and each month subscribers receive an item valued AT LEAST $10, yet often more. With the code CRUMBSLUNCHSKINS, new subscribers can get their first fix – a snack-size re-useable bag and sandwich-size reusable bag made by Lunchskins – for just $3 now through
August 31, 2016 indefinitely. This offer has been extended! (The code will be automatically applied to your order with this link.)
+ Shipping on your MightyFix is always free. As a bonus, you can add other things to your order – like laundry detergent or dishwashing soap or sunscreen or any of their 2000+ products – and these things will ship for free too.
+ 15% of your $10/monthly MightyFix is eligible to be donated to your child’s school. I’ve already registered my kids school, and you can get more details on MightyNest school fundraising and register your child’s school right here.
+ You can be a subscriber for as long or as short as you’d like. There’s no required subscription period and there’s no charge to cancel. Currently the MightFix with free shipping is only available to US customers. Readers outside the US can still subscribe to the MightyFix with a small shipping surcharge.
There’s peace of mind knowing that whatever comes in the monthly MightyFix, you’re getting toxic-free items that are practical and safe for the whole family. There’s no wasting money on things that won’t hold up or on things you won’t use.
I also love the unspoken vision of MightyFix that one small change CAN make a difference. This has been my philosophy from the get go. It’s because of baby steps like this that we’ve come as far as we have in our journey!
Here’s what to do
MightyNest is offering Crumbs readers a special $3/month rate for the first month of their subscription. That means if you sign up for a MightyFix today, you’ll pay just $3 for the first month and you’ll receive a set of re-usable Lunchskins – a snack-size bag and a sandwich-size bag (valued at $17) – as your first fix, delivered straight to your door within a week or so. To sign up, head this way!
Have you made the switch to reusable bags yet? What has been your experience with them? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by MightyNest. I love the philosophy behind the MightyNest brand and have been using their products in my home long before this blog was born. As always, I would never recommend anything on Crumbs that I wouldn’t recommend to a close friend or neighbor, and all opinions here are my own.