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Sweep away winter with spring cleaning

March 28, 2023

Spring cleaning is right around the corner!

Before you start scrubbing, level up your cleaning game with new products from these local stores in Ames.

Nook & Nest

Take a trip downtown to Nook & Nest to shop their hand-picked selection of home goods. Spruce up your home decor with unique decorations, or browse their furniture for some extra storage while you complete your spring cleaning.

Life Distilled  A spread of essential oils for sale at Life Distilled.

Refresh your space with a new essential oil diffuser paired with your choice of essential oil from Life Distilled.

Z.W. Mercantile

Stop in to Z.W. Mercantile – which stands for Zero Waste – to try your hand at being more sustainable in the home. With simple swaps like reusable paper towels, silicone food savers, and washable sponges, you’ll find your journey to a sustainable home is easier than you thought!

Habitat Store

Has your spring cleaning made you want to redo bits and pieces of your home? If you’re itching for something new, check out Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa’s Warehouse store, where donations are accepted and you can score furniture, working appliances, or building materials.

Oak Lane Candle Co. Handmade candles setting at Oak Lane Candle Co.

Top off your deep clean with a new candle to burn from Oak Lane Candle Co. on Main Street. Need a break from cleaning? Take a seat at Oak Lane’s Pour Bar to create your own scented candle. 

Buff City Soap

Opening April 13 in Ames, grab new soaps from Buff City Soap, which is set to go in the new shopping addition on Buckeye Avenue. All of Buff City’s soaps are plant-based and made in-house with no harsh chemicals. Try their signature foaming hand soaps, laundry soaps, bar soaps, or even bath bombs!

By Marissa Smith, Marketing Communications Intern


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