House Box February 2016

House Box is a Canadian bi-monthly subscription box that sends you 5 or more assorted home product samples.  Plans start at $21.95 but do go down with longer plans and shipping is $9.95.  Taxes are included in the pricing.  The site says you can review your products and shape future boxes but so far I can’t figure out how to make that happen.  The items included are Canadian companies too!  After you have tried them out you can purchase the full sized version from the website or they have links direct to the companies.  Let’s see what was inside this month.

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The box was smaller than I was expecting.  It fit in the mailbox actually.  It is well branded and looks professional.  The blue tape you can see is actually a sticker with their name on it as well.

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Opening the lid revealed more good packaging.  There is a card on top and tissue paper hiding the goodies.

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Under all that was my stuff and the box is full and well packed.  I could see a few things and all items were in their own bag or package.

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The front of the info card (shown above) let you know what box you received.  The back lists the products, a little bit about each of them, and retail prices for them.  It also reminds you that you can find more of them on their site or blog.

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Kienna Coffee Roasters Kienna Cup-$5.00

This is a system that replaces the k-cups you would normally use in single serve coffee Machnes.  They included 2 Columbian and one French Dark to try out plus there are two different holders depending on what generation of Keurig you have.  The difference using this is that there is no plastic to toss after, just the compostable pod.  I don’t drink coffee but I thing I could totally out my tea bag in this and run it through.  We have a machine in our office and I use it daily anyways so this might make my life easier.

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Blue Wonder Try Me Cloth-$15.00

This cloth is supposed to replace all other cleaning tools in my house.  It uses just water and leaves no streaks.  It also dries as you clean and removes bacteria.  It is microfibre, which is a texture I dislike on my hands but I’m all for anything that helps make cleaning easier and quicker.  Maybe I can just give it to the kids and they will wipe as they go?

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Sugar Bears-$6.00

I have one of these and I love it!  My brown sugar never gets hard and horrible.  They are also good for keeping baked goods moist or if you dry them totally you can use them to absorb moisture from things that need to be cripsy.

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Live For Tomorrow’s Elbow Grease-30mL $0.29

This is a concentrated cleaner that smells like Mr.Clean.  It doesn’t have the ratio for mixing it on this bottle which is a bit odd.  It says it is a coconut & citrus based formula and works great on kitchens and bathrooms.  I feel that I should use less toxic cleaners because of the kids but I never do so this will give me a chance to try one out.

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Earth Elements Farm Products Soothing Lip Service-$5.00

I haven’t received a lip balm in a while and getting a natural one made in British Columbia is a great way to get another.  This one is tangerine and handmade.  It has SPF and UV protection.  It doesn’t really have a scent but it does feel great on and I like it!

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Earth Elements Farm Products Soy Tealight-$3.50

It doesn’t say what scent this candle is but it smells great!  It also is in a glass holder, which is a surprise.  They also included a pack of matches because as their note says candles should only ever be lit with them.

I am very happy with this box.  This months has a value of $34.79, which I think is good.  There was a mix of all sorts of items for the home and with them all being Canadian it’s a bunch of good finds.  I have been on a mission to find more Canadian boxes since the exchange rate is so crappy right now and this was the first one to arrive.  I hope that the rest of the boxes from them are as good as this one.  If you want to sign up let me know and I can send you a link!

 

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