Are you or someone you know—let's face it—a clean freak? A clean freak is different from a neat freak, though the two usually go hand-in-hand. A clean freak wants all surfaces to be spotless and germ-free. Countertops have to shine. Windows have to be at near invisible levels of transparency, and the toilet cannot have the tiniest hint of discoloration anywhere on its surface or in the bowl. They love the smell of sanitized air, and feel most at ease when they are in an antimicrobial bubble of their own making.
Neat freaks, on the other hand, are all about organization. There is a place for everything and everything has its place. They arrange their bookshelves alphabetically by subject, and label their baskets so that bills don't end up in the same place as coupons. A spot on the countertop may or may not unsettle them, but a spoon in the fork rack will definitely cause emotional distress.
If someone you know, or—let's be honest, you–fit into column A, the clean freak, then settle in and peruse the offernings that Grove has in store to keep the germs away and your surfaces spotless.
This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.
This bundle includes some of our favorite cleaning products from the Grove cleaning concentrates line, now in plastic-free packaging.
This set includes:
Did you know snowdrop flowers will grow in winter even pushing through the snow-covered ground? It’s true and their determined spirit is what has inspired this beloved wintertime seasonal scent used in this Mrs. Meyer's Snowdrop Hand Soap. This 12.5-ounce Mrs. Meyer's Snowdrop liquid hand soap is made of naturally derived ingredients and is free of …
Winter is coming, and so are Mrs. Meyer’s limited edition winter scents. (Hooray!) This Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner – Snowdrop is one of the brand’s most popular seasonal scents, so you’ll want to grab it before it sells out. From everyday cleanup to deep cleaning before holiday gatherings, this multi surface cleaner gets the job done and …
A set with 3 surface cleaner concentrates — Multi-Purpose Cleaner, Tub & Tile Cleaner, and Glass Cleaner — all proven to perform better than other natural brands.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.
3 POWERFUL CLEANING FORMULAS
Our Multi-Purpose Household Cleaner Concentrate cuts 2x more grease than other …
The award for cutest couple goes to (drumroll, please) the Full Circle Tiny Team Mini Brush & Dustpan Set. But don't let its good looks fool you — no job is too dirty, or too small, for this tiny team. From litterbox overflows in the mudroom to cereal spills in the pantry, this mini dustpan and brush makes a clean sweep of life's little messes. …
Time for a cleaning overhaul? Meet this unstoppable trio: Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaner Set. The Cream Cleaner is your new go-to for tubs, stovetops, pots, and other surfaces infamous for their hard-to-scrub-away stains. Meanwhile, the Glass Cleaner leaves your glass surfaces streak-free, and the Vinegar Gel Cleaner works on your steel surfaces without …
Set your kitchen up for success with this Grove exclusive bundle, the Mrs. Meyer’s Compassion Flower Dish Washing Set. This Mrs. Meyer’s Compassion Flower dish soap works just as hard as all Mrs. Meyer’s products, but features a floral scent you won’t find anywhere else but right here at Grove. It’s matched up with our Grove Co. Replaceable Head …
Before you go, be prepared with this Grove Co. Clear the Air Toilet Spray. This air freshener spray for your toilet is made with natural fragrances to eliminate odors before you use the bathroom. It features an easy-to-use, push-down spray top and a cap on top. You can put it on the toilet in your home for your household or guests to use, or you …
Introducing the new Grove exclusive winter scent, Eucalyptus. With top notes of spearmint, peppermint, and citrus mixed with a hint of jasmine, eucalyptus, and iced vanilla, this newly released Mrs. Meyer's Eucalyptus Hand Soap is sure to please your senses. Packaged in a 12.5-ounce bottle, you won’t want to buy just one — stock up on this Mrs. …
Cool, crisp, and something that shouldn’t be missed — this may be one of the most intense scents from Mrs. Meyer’s yet. This Grove exclusive Mrs. Meyer's Multi-Surface Cleaner in Eucalyptus scent cleans your home while conjuring images of warming up indoors by the open fire while snow dusts an evergreen forest outside. This wintertime scent mixes …
If it's their birthday or Christmas, you get a neat freak the same thing you would give anyone else—a thoughtful gift that fits their character that they will treasure. A good book, a bottle of wine, or a day at the spa are all good gifts for a neat freak, as they would be for anyone else.
However, if you want to give a gift that highlights one's neat-freakish nature, we have a lot of good suggestions for you.
If you're looking for a natural, effective household cleaner, cleaning solutions that contain cleaning vinegar are the most popular eco-friendly option. Vinegar is an acid that cuts through most particles with ease while being great at killing germs.
However, there are a number of surfaces on which you should not use vinegar. Natural stone or granite countertops, fine metal cutlery, finished wood, and anything that's an antique are all surfaces that you should not use vinegar on.
Citrus-based cleaners are also quite effective. Citrus contains a natural solvent—as citrus is an acid, it works great at removing alkaline stains, such as limescale and rust. Citrus is also a natural antibacterial, leaving your home smelling fresh.
Both of these natural cleaners have similar capabilities, although vinegar has traditionally been the go-to for the toughest messes.
Since stylish hazmat suits have not yet been invented, we have to rely on products that make one's environment shiny and germ-free.
A germaphobe can't be at ease if they feel there is any level of harmful microbes in their environment. Since we want our friends and family to be at ease, it only makes sense that we give the germaphobes gifts that will help them relax.
The most harmful germs are most commonly spread through transference. This means the microorganisms cling to our hands when we touch a contaminated object. While on our hands, the germs multiply and form bigger colonies. Then, when we touch the next thing—like a door knob—some of those germs move from our hands to the object. There, they grow into their own colony of harmful germs, where the cycle starts again when the next person touches that door knob.
The best way to combat this cycle of germ transference is to kill those colonies while they are on our hands. When we wash or sanitize our hands, we cut off the supply of germs to our friends, family, and coworkers, while also better shielding ourselves from potential harm.
For this reason, the number-one gift for a germaphobe is hand soap or hand sanitizer.
At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.
If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.