In our Grown & Flown Parents Facebook group, Sundays are for sharing product recommendations. From the most comfortable sneakers to the best spring break read, our online community loves spilling the tea on everything, right down to which brand of leaves they’re currently brewing.
Whether you’re looking for the best mop for spring cleaning or the best face wash for 40-something skin, look no further than this list of tried-and-true items tested by real shoppers who are enthusiastic enough about what’s in their online shopping carts to share the contents with the more than 263,000 members of the Grown & Flown Parents community.
Looking for a breathable sneaker that looks cute with skirts? Look no further than Allbirds’ Tree Skippers, a shoe that fits slightly lower around the ankle, making it a perfect slip-on for spring and summer weather. One group member points out that Allbirds are currently on sale, proclaiming her favorite style to be very comfy.
When one user asked for recommendations for a facial cleanser for dry, aging skin, the group quickly called out Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. This notoriously gentle cleanser can be rinsed with water or wiped away, making it perfect for your nighttime face-washing routine or a post-workout cleanup.
It’s spring cleaning season, and one group member swears by this spray mop for managing light-colored vinyl flooring. What makes it the perfect spray mop? She says the mop’s padding flips over and acts as a way to dry wet floors and adds that the microfiber rag stays put during mopping and is made of a fabric that can clean deep in those groves found in vinyl flooring.
No one likes to sweat or shiver in their sleep, and according to one group member, the BedJet is the perfect solution. She calls the device, which cools or warms any size bed or mattress, a game-changer. Chill your bed to as low as 59 degrees or as high as 109 degrees with the unit, which also comes in a couples version that allows each partner to control the temps on their side of the bed.
Looking for a faster way to dry your hair? One group member shares her love of Revlon’s affordable ceramic and titanium blow dryer brush, praising it for how fast it dries her thick hair and how little frizz she sees in her locks after using it.
Is dental floss share-worthy? According to our community, this one is. The floss is so special because of its fuzzy texture, which commenters share makes it better at grabbing plaque than smooth flosses.
Pets are great, but the hair they leave all over our homes is not. Enter this pet hair remover recommended in the group. The user who shares this roller device says she’s always amazed at its ability to pick up fur. Another commenter says they love this pet hair remover so much that they’ve purchased one for each floor of their house.
Springtime means melting snow and spring showers, so it’s normal for our homes to become a bit more damp and musty than normal. One group member loves using classic moisture-removal product DampRid around her home to dry things out. She gives the product five stars for eliminating musty odors.
9. The Comfy
A commenter who gave The Comfy to each of her family members for Christmas last year describes the garment as an oversized, wearable hoodie. The soft wearable blanket comes in various solid colors and prints, making it easy to customize as a gift. And, it’s one-size-fits-all, choosing which size to order a snap.
Available in a pack of six, these reusable sponges have a two-sided scrubber and are safe on most surfaces. The cleaning product also won the Better Homes and Gardens Clean House Awards in 2022 for best bathroom scrubber. Our group members say it’s the best tool for removing soap scum from tubs and showers.
Got big spring break travel plans? One group member loves this carry-on suitcase from Away. She shares she only packs carry-on luggage when she travels — even on a recent trip to Spain — and this suitcase fills her needs perfectly. It’s easy to roll, has an optional USB charger, and has a durable hard shell in various colors. Perfect luggage may exist.
From the makers of the Instant Pot comes this electric five-in-one Dutch oven. The device can be used to slow-cook, sauté, braise, sear, and keep food warm, and when one group member asked our community if they liked it, the response was unanimous. Users of this appliance find many ways to cook with it, from browning ground beef to baking bread.
This is what the G&F community is reading this week
If you’ve read Henry’s other best-selling books, Beach Read and People We Meet on Vacation, you won’t miss this 2022 release from the fan-favorite author, which can best be described as a quirky fun romance read.
The Unhoneymooners is a lighthearted romance set in a beautiful tropical location, perfect for warmer temperatures. And, who doesn’t love a good rom-com to get their spirits up?
This famous novel about the rise of a `70s rock band, written by the author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, is a Reese’s Book Club pick and was recently made into an Amazon Prime Video streaming series. Our community believes it’s worth reading and watching the show.
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