Etsy is one of my favorite places to look for more unique and specific home, beauty, or fashion finds. You can usually get something at a steal while also knowing that it’s a one-of-a-kind item that you won’t see splashed around every blog or decor magazine in town (because seeing the same stuff over and over online irks me). While I’m at the Columbus Home and Garden show today speaking on a variety of subjects (mainly marbling and gallery walls), I’ve gathered the top Etsy shops that I keep going back to and are making me happy this month. Enjoy!
Sponsored by Caldrea
Spring has officially sprung and I am wasting no time to embrace it. Flowers in every room? Check. Open windows? Check. Spring Cleaning? Semi Check!
I wrote last year about de-wintering vs actual spring cleaning and that mindset is still very helpful in the way I go about preparing for the big clean. During the winter, dust, smells, who knows what else accumulate in our homes and as soon as it’s warm enough to get the air circulating, I jump at the chance for a clean start.
This year, Caldrea and I were working on a great way to share their new spring line with you, and I thought about addressing the smells in our homes, what we can do about correcting them, and my selections for scent pairings! I have narrowed some stinky areas down to four: stale closet smell, inky kitchen sink smell, the bathroom ‘you-know-what’ smell, and the mildew towel smell. All my least favorite smells. Actually, the mildew towel smell is the bottom of the barrel for me, there is just nothing worse than getting out of a shower to wipe your face with a mildew towel.
So now, I’m tackling each smell, what to do about it, and how Caldrea can help. Are you ready?
Scent pairing: Rosewater Driftwood
I’m so so bad at the stale closet smell. I swear it comes from the dry cleaner… I clean my delicate blouses regularly, so why do they all still smell so… off? It has to do with the way our body oils mix with the synthetics in the fabric and then mix with the chemicals in the dry cleaning fluid, gross, right? I’ve literally found that a mixture of sachets and soft scented linen spray is the best mode of operation.
We have three more to go!