What does clean look like to you? What does it feel like? What does it smell like?
What does CLEAN look like? Does a clean hardwood floor glimmer with the sheen of a chemical that has been applied to it, or does it look like pure, natural wood that has been “cleaned” by removing dirt and debris from it, but leaving it free of a chemical residue?
Growing up, our kitchen floor always had the shine of a chemical cleaner when it was “just cleaned.” Now that we have the Norwex Mop, that floor is truly clean…void of all dirt and debris, but also beautiful wood that doesn’t have the artificial shine of a chemical. This is healthier for the people and pets that come in contact with that floor.
We’ve all been conditioned that an item is “clean” when it looks shiny from a chemical being smoothed over it. The truth is that a Real Clean would be removing dirt and debris from the surface and leaving us with a natural surface. This eliminates the possibility of humans or pets being endangered by coming in contact with a chemical residue that is most often toxic.
We have also seen that surfaces void of chemical residue stay clean longer because there is NOTHING left behind to attract more dirt and debris to a surface. Removing everything from a surface without leaving a chemical behind will save you time because your home will stay clean longer.
What does CLEAN feel like? Does it feel like oily residue left behind from a chemical cleaner or oil, or is the smooth feel of your marble, hardwood or laminate? Truly clean surfaces feel great because they feel NATURAL!
Prior to Norwex, we used the hardwood floor cleaner that our home builder had recommended. My little boys would slip as they walked across the floor because of the slick residue from the cleaner. After switching our cleaning regimen to the Norwex mop, our boys can now run back and forth across the hardwood. Their little feet are gripping the feel of a clean floor; not one covered in chemical residue.
What does CLEAN smell like? Is it that “lemon fresh” chemical scent that isn’t really all that lemony or all that fresh? Is it a pesticide spray that you are using to cover up garbage or bathroom odors with the artificial smell of wildflowers or pine trees?
I would challenge you that a CLEAN smell is one absent of any chemicals; flowery or not. Clean is the smell of a breeze drifting through your house on a beautiful summer day, the smell you experience when you stand out in the middle of nature breathing in air untainted by man-made chemicals.
The smell of CLEAN is what you will experience when you clean your home with Norwex antibacterial microfiber and water. Your home will smell natural and fresh.
When we walked past (never down) the “cleaning aisle” at the grocery store last week, my little guy covered his mouth and nose as he was talking to me. I love the fact that those “lemon fresh” smells we grew up thinking of as a clean smell seem toxic to my boys.
Have you experienced “The Real Clean” of Norwex? If so; please share your stories here. If you have not experienced Norwex and would like to learn more, please CONTACT ME. I would love to show you how to TRULY CLEAN your home.
If your family is anything like ours, this means loading up the car with suitcases full of clothes, coolers filled with food, beach toys, recreation items, DVDs for the kids…basically everything except the kitchen sink. I have often thought there would not be room for the people in the car by the time we loaded up all of the “must have” items for the weekend away.
As I was packing this weekend, I started thinking about the Norwex items that are “must haves” on my cabin packing list. I want to share a few of my favorites with you.
Towels: We always need so many towels at our cabin, and it often seems that they stay damp all weekend because of showers, beach time, and the humidity not really allowing them to try. By using the Norwex Hand Towel (antibac) and Norwex Bath Towels (antibac), we are able to keep towels that are dry and fresh smelling all weekend. My favorite cabin towel, however, is the Norwex Sport Towel! It is so compact in it’s own little carrying case, and it dries quickly. A few years ago, my husband and I had a bit of a competition about whose bath towel was better. He had a cotton bath towel from a department store, and I had my Norwex Sport Towel. When it came to our second morning at the cabin, his cotton towel was still damp from the previous morning’s shower, while my Sport Towel was dry and fresh. Of course, the Body Pack cloth is great to have along as well for removing makeup and cleaning the skin!
Odor Eliminator: Cabins are usually more compact and cozy than our homes, and ours is no exception. We have one small bathroom for the four of us. With two young boys, there were often times when I felt that the bathroom smells were permeating the entire cabin! The Norwex Odor Eliminator has been wonderful!! We keep a little bottle of it in the cabin so that the boys can spray a couple of sprays in the air after using the bathroom. By the time they open the door, we are left with our normal fresh air “Real Clean” smell again! Cabins should smell like lakes, trees, and other outdoor smells; they should not smell like a chemical based “air freshener” that really only adds another stink to the air. It’s also really nice to spray a bit in the air when we first open the cabin up to get rid of that musty, closed up smell.
Enviro Cloth: This is a must have for every day of our lives, so I wouldn’t dream of heading to the cabin without one. It’s great for cleaning up spills, wiping off hands in the car, quickly wiping down the bathroom fixtures, and taking little marks off the furniture and walls.
There are so many other great cabin must have’s:
Spirinettes: For doing dishes, scrubbing the sink, or cleaning off the grill.
Mattress Cleaner: We always use this when we first open the cabin in the spring.
Dish Liquid: It feels so good to be using a natural, phosphate free dish liquid, especially at a cabin with a septic system and well. We know that we are not putting harmful chemicals back into the ground water.
Face and Neck Gel: We always pack this if there is a chance we may be getting too much sun. The aloe in the Face and Neck Gel make it a wonderful coolant for skin that has been over-exposed to the sun after a day on the water.
Shea Butter: Wonderful for dry, cracked heels to get sandal-perfect feet!
Oven and Grill Cleaner: We grill almost daily at the cabin, so it’s nice to have a clean grill to work with.
What are your “must haves” for a weekend at the cabin or campground?
I love the Norwex Bath Towels!! I really do. This is the first Norwex item I use every morning and one of the last ones I use at night. I even take my Norwex towels on trips; that is how great they are!
I recently was talking to a consultant on my team that lives in Texas, and she told me that she sells between five and ten of the Norwex bath towels at every party. It was during our conversation that I realized that, while I love these towels, I have not been spending enough time sharing their wonderful qualities with others.
Let’s talk about some of the reasons I (and others) LOVE these towels.
#1: THEY DON’T STINK!! The Norwex bath towels are Antibac, which means they contain our unique antibacterial agent that is used for self-cleaning purposes. The agent is designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and / or mildew growth within the product. Think about YOUR bath towels. Would you say that ‘bacterial odor or mildew growth’ within the product are an issue? I hear so often that people are irritated by stinky, smelly, mildewy bath towels. I get that comment a lot when people are asking me how to eliminate odors in their laundry. The best way to do it is to never experience the odor in the first place!
#2: I DON’T LAUNDER THEM VERY OFTEN. As I mentioned in “How to Clean Your Norwex Cloths“, I recommend that you launder your Norwex Antibac Bath Towel weekly. If you are currently using cotton bath towels, you know this is far less frequently than you would launder a “regular” towel. I don’t have to launder mine very often because the self-cleansing agent keeps it fresh and clean.
#3: #1 and #2 SAVE ME TIME AND MONEY!! In a family of four, we have a lot of dirty laundry. The last thing I want to do is add to it by having several loads of towels to wash and dry each week. Using the Norwex Antibac Bath Towels allows me to SKIP the loads of towels that we used to do each week. Instead, I can just launder a few towels weekly, and they don’t even need a special load!!
#4: THEY CONSERVE WATER. I mentioned earlier that these towels are HOT sellers in Texas right now. People are snapping them up in areas where they have been in a drought and are restricted on the amount of water they can use. Having fewer loads of laundry each week makes a big difference in terms of not paying the stiff penalties for going over the allowed amount of water each week.
Does this sound too good to be true? The Norwex towels really are amazing! I challenge you to give them a one-week try and let me know what you think. We have a 60 day satisfaction guarantee on all products, so if you aren’t satisfied…you can return them for a full refund.
To order the Norwex Antibac Bath Towel, click HERE or contact me at 651-402-0306.
Baseball season is upon us, and that means lots of nights out at the local baseball fields watching the boys learn teamwork and how to play the all-American pastime. This year, our coaches have decided that the boys will play even if it is raining. Tuesday night we had a great game (our team won!) at one of the local fields. It was pouring rain the entire time. My little guy came home soaked to the skin, and with socks covered in mud!
Summertime socks always seem to get especially dirty at our house, and baseball socks seem to be the worst. What was once white is now brown and dingy looking.
You have a few options when it comes to really dirty socks.
- You always have the option to drive down to your local store and buy more socks; throwing the disgustingly dirty ones in the trash. This would be the most costly and least environmentally-friendly solution.
- Some people tell me that they bleach their socks to keep them white. I have previously posted some information on the dangers of bleach under Negative Impacts of Bleach, so that is not an option I would recommend either. It’s hard on the clothes, and not friendly to either your health or the environment.
- What we do (and what I recommend) is the following… Take one full scoop of Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and put it in a bucket of hot water. Drop the dirty socks into the hot water, and soak them overnight. The next day you can launder them with a regular load of laundry. We have had good success with this method.
I love my boys, and I’m thrilled that they get their socks dirty. Dirty socks mean they are outside being active and exploring the world. I also love the fact that I know how to get these socks clean the “Norwex way.”
What is your biggest laundry challenge? I would love to help you tackle it.
- Which cloth can I use for washing dishes?
- What works great on granite?
- Can I wash my Teflon with that?
- What is good to use when I’m baking?
- Can I use my Norwex enviro cloth in the kitchen?
The truth is, Norwex has a few different kitchen “cloths” that all have a distinct and unique purpose. Together they can transform your kitchen cleaning! Let’s walk through the cloths one by one.
Kitchen Scrub Cloth – The Norwex Kitchen Scrub Cloth is great for washing pots and pans that require a bit extra scrubbing power. It is safe for Teflon(R) surfaces. Since it is not Antibac, the Kitchen Scrub Cloth is approved for using with soap.
Dish Cloth – The Norwex Dish Cloth is a favorite for anyone who likes to bake! This loosely-woven, netted cloth is great for removing flour dough and other sticky substances from countertops after baking.
Kitchen Cloth Set (Antibac Kitchen Cloth Set) – The Norwex Kitchen Cloth Set is truly my favorite of the Norwex kitchen items. It is the cloth that is always near our sink; ready for cleaning up spills or washing off our flat top stove. It shines granite countertops beautifully and dries quickly. My favorite part … no more stinky kitchen cloth!! This cloth is Antibac, so it is not to be used for washing dishes. The kitchen cloth comes in a set of three, or in the Tea Towel Set. The tea towel is an excellent towel for hanging in the kitchen for drying either your dishes or hands … or both!
The Norwex All-Purpose Kitchen Cloth – To be frank; this is one of the few Norwex items that I don’t use myself. It would be great for a really greasy project like the hood of your stove, but for all other tasks I prefer the Norwex Antibac Kitchen Cloth Set because of it’s Antibac properties. The All Purpose Kitchen Cloth is not Antibac.
Lastly…to answer the question “Can I use my enviro cloth in the kitchen?“ - I would not recommend it. The enviro cloth is woven so tightly that it can easily be clogged up with soap residue, oils, or sauces. This may cause the cloth to take on an unpleasant odor, which is never a happy occurrence. My recommendation is to use some of our fabulous kitchen items in the kitchen, and save the enviro cloth for the rest of the house; after all, it is our hardest working Norwex cloth!