Suzanne Holt

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Cleaning Norwex Microfiber is Easier Than You May Have Been Told

Norwex Cloth Care MagnetsCleaning your Norwex Microfiber cloths and mop pads may be easier than you have been told.  I get more questions about microfiber care than on any other topic!  I frequently hear unusual things from customers who stop by my craft show or expo booths….things like cooking their cloths in a crockpot, microwaving them, or always boiling…and never ever washing or putting them in the dryer.

Here’s the official Norwex laundering instructions from their customer care sheet that is sent with each order:

Use dry to pick up and hold dust.

Dampen your cloth with water to loosen dirt and debris, leaving surface free from everything.

  • Wash slightly dirty microfiber cloths with Norwex Dishwashing Liquid under warm, running water. Rinse thoroughly, hang to dry or drop into the dryer.
  • Launder microfiber cloths separately or with other lint-free laundry.
    Dry completely.
  • Use Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent for best results.
  • For deep, stubborn stains or odors, microfiber can be boiled for 10 minutes to allow fibers to swell and release the debris.
  • Between launderings, use our Rubber Brush to remove dirt from dry Mop Pads and Entry Mat.
  • Do not use bleach, fabric softeners or dryer sheets when laundering microfiber as these additives coat the fibers and reduce their ability to clean effectively.
  • Do not use microfiber (except Norwex Optic Scarf ) on anti-glare surfaces.

Many consultants on my team hand out cloth care magnets like the image I’ve posted here.  We find that you can quite simply wash them in your washing machine and dry them in your dryer, as long as you use a filler-free detergent like Norwex Ultra Power Plus, and as long as you never use dryer sheets in your dryer.  If you ever use dryer sheets on any load, I recommend either washing out the drum of your dryer and the lint trap well with hot soapy water and an old rag, or else air drying your cloths.  We find that the heat of the dryer will make cloths work better as it helps increase the static that helps pick up dust and debris.

My preferred way to deep clean my cloths is to put them in a bucket with a scoop of Norwex Ultra Power Plus laundry detergent.  I then pour boiling water over them, stir them around, and let them soak for a while.  I also rub them against each other a bit, especially to release makeup buildup.  I repeat until the rinse water comes clear.  I probably do this for my cloths once every six months.

I hope you find this helpful.  Remember – Norwex is about making your life EASIER, not more complicated.  It is easy to care for your Norwex microfiber if you just follow the simple instructions above.  If you want a set of cloth care instructions emailed or mailed to you, please CONTACT ME.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Suzanne

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‘Tis the Season for Gift Making: Involving Your Kids this Christmas

Homemade NativityAre you on a limited budget this holiday season?  Maybe you’re thinking more of a minimalist lifestyle instead of a consumerism lifestyle?  Is “reduce, reuse, recycle” a mantra in your home?

Do you have kids who love to make crafts?  Do you have people on your list who are challenging to buy for because they have almost everything?  Consider making some of your presents this year.  Even better, choose ideas where the kids can help you or even add their own personal touches.

I might know what you are thinking.  “I could never do that successfully.”  Or “I just don’t have the time.”  Or “That sounds really complicated.”   Maybe ten years ago that might have been true.  In this age of Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram, not only can you find SO many options, but you can also organize them on a happy little board or album.  Just in case you are still feeling intimidated, here are some additional suggestions.

1) Think simple.  If you are not crafty. perhaps run your “brilliant” idea by someone else.  One year I decided to make coffee candles for several of my family members, and they turned out great.  That was only because we improvised.  Supposedly you were supposed to just be able to heat the wax and the coffee beans would just cling to the sides.  That did not exactly happen.  Instead, we had to get out the blow torch.  Literally.  I was already quite invested in the project by the time I wisely decided to involve my husband.  Had I consulted him, we maybe would have tried another gift idea. Continue reading

New Norwex Products Arriving January 1, 2015!!

I promised you there would be good news soon!  Well, it’s here!  Our 2015 catalog brings with it some AMAZING new products.  We’ve made the changes YOU have asked for!  Lets take a look at them!

New and Improved Norwex Ultra Power Plus (UPP):  Many of you have been loving our UPP in your high efficiency machines, but there was the concern that it wasn’t labeled HE, so it could cause warranty issues.  You asked for it and Norwex responded – we are officially a HE approved laundry detergent so you can now “officially” use UPP in HE washing machines!  Our UPP is 100% biodegradable and phosphate-free and contains no optical brighteners, an ingredient that many people try to stay away from.  The price is so affordable per load at $23.99 per bag.  One bag says it lasts 66 loads in a traditional machine or 100 loads in a HE, but I’ve known customers who have gotten as many as 400 or more loads from one bag depending on their machine and how soft their water is!

Laundry Stain Remover: Tackle tough stains on your clothes with this gentle, natural formula!  It is hypoallergenic, biodegradable, non-toxic and free of allergens, dyes, petroleum solvents, phosphates and other harsh chemicals.  I love using this on my sons’ tough stains! Continue reading

I Can’t Believe Its Not Butter!

9c32ada1289a95bef8e35ab4e97de097We are in the final shopping days before the holidays hit!  Have you finished all your shopping and wrapping?  Or are you a Christmas Eve shopper?  What is the closest you’ve ever cut it?

Some years, I struggle to find unique gifts for the women in my life.  Many times, I’ve defaulted to candles, or lotions, or sweets.  I’m not the crafty type either so making an original gift is way out of my comfort zone.  Are you still hunting for the perfect gift for one of the women in your life?  Maybe Norwex can help you put together a gift set that you won’t find in the store!  Here’s some fun options:

Spa Wrap: The first time I felt it, I thought to myself “I can’t believe its not butter!” Pamper someone special (or yourself!) with this amazingly soft wrap. The elastic and Velcro closure will ensure it fits snugly as she gets ready in the morning. The BacLock feature will ensure that it won’t smell the next time she uses it, which will probably be everyday!

Turban: Pair the Spa Wrap with the light blue hair turban. It absorbs 75% of the water from hair so not only are you giving her the turban, but you are also gifting her more time in her morning routine (a gift women strive for everyday!). The draw string feature makes sure that it fits tightly on her head, no more re-wrapping the bath towel while she is putting on her makeup. Continue reading

Stock Up on Norwex and SAVE!!

Stock Up 2014 Blank

Christmas is almost here and it is time to start thinking about the New Year!

Have you bought your new 2015 planner yet, or do you stick to an electronic calendar?  Are you cleaning out closets and donating things you don’t use anymore while making room for gifts that may find their way into your home in the coming weeks?  Will you be doing some organizing to start your year off fresh?

Before the New Year arrives, I encourage you to stock up on Norwex and save!  It’s  inevitable everywhere – the cost of things go up every year.  Alright; I know gas prices have been going down lately, but that seems to be the exception to the rule.  Groceries, clothing, utilities…the cost of everything seems to rise year over year.

Norwex has worked hard to keep costs down.  Due to raw materials and our manufacturer’s costs going up, we have just a few items that will be priced higher, starting in January 2015.  I wanted to give you notice as soon as I found out so that you can stock up and SAVE now on your favorite everyday products.  As you organize your pantry or storeroom, take inventory of what you may need in 2015.

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