Tips For Cleaning Old Houses with Grove Collaborative

Looking to get your home ready for front porch entertaining this fall? We have you got you covered. In partnership with Grove Collaborative, we have compiled Tips For Cleaning Old Houses, just in for front porch entertaining this holiday season.

As a homeowner in a small town and new mom,  Grove Collaborative is the perfect resource to help me clean my home with nontoxic products, save time on shopping for them and spend more time enjoying my home with my family. Grove Collaborative delivers directly to your home and has all the brands I need to ensure my home is safe and clean for my busy family. Not to mention they make sure everything is packaged perfectly and doesn’t break during the trip to you, no small feat with all of the products I have ordered! I also love their text messaging alerts because as a busy new mom and business owner always on the go, I must admit I do get behind on emails so text messages are an added benefit that I definitely need.  If you have never tried Grove want to explore their products click on this link:

As a new customer, once you purchase $20 worth of products, you will get a gift box including the following items which I absolutely adored using for my front porch party:

Mrs. Meyer’s  hand soap

Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap

Mrs. Meyer’s multi-surface spray

Grove kitchen towel

Grove walnut scrubber sponges

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Be sure to sign up at : for your new customer gift today! When you get your products and your home ready for fall entertaining, please be sure to share images of those front porch brunches, dinner parties and more on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle Here are a few of my tips to cleaning a historic home to get you started!

Front Porch Entertaining: Tips For Cleaning Old Houses with Grove Collaborative




Clean Off the Furniture Pieces: From wood to wicker, it is important to clean off your outdoor furniture for front porch entertaining. I would recommend these two items:

Meyers Fall Spray

Grove Multisurface Cleaner

Walnut Scrubber Sponges

Wipe Down the Walls:

On a historic home, especially wood home, it is important to maintain your exterior and if outdoor painting is not in your budget, you must definitely wipe the walls for your fall entertaining season. I used the following products to some spot treatments on your front porch wall:

Mrs. Meyers Multisurface Cleaner 

Grove Collaborative Limited Edition Fall Towel


Clean the Windows:

It is important to take the time to clean your windows of any home, especially a historic home which may have very intricately designed windows. My home also has three front doors with stained glass and although they are not clear, be sure to add stained glass to your list of items to clean. These items were helpful for full window cleaning:

Seedling by Grove Tree-Free Paper Towels

Grove Collaborative Cleaning Concentrate Window Cleaner

Grove Collaborative Glass Spray Bottle with Silicone Sleeve



Keep the Products Organized and Easy to Access

As a busy new mom, I am constantly misplacing things and cleaning products are top of that list. When you get your Grove product,  be sure to store them in a container where you will remember and that is stylish enough to leave out for easy access.


Enjoy Some Family Time Now That You Have Cleaned!

Half the reason I use Grove is that it allows me to save time. Prepping the baby, traveling to the store from my small town and shopping can literally take up precious hours of my busy life and I would much rather spend those with my family. Once you have prepared your historic home for fall entertaining, be sure to enjoy it with the ones you love!


Hope you enjoy these tips for cleaning old houses and be sure to check out Grove Collaborative for the new customer give with this special link just for fans of Black Southern Belle:


*** DISCLAIMER*** This blog was sponsored by Grove Collaborative. All opinions and viewpoints are my own. 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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