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.
Did you know that there can be harmful chemicals and hazardous waste in general laundry products?
Have you heard that when you use these laundry products the chemicals rub off on your clothes and create toxic waste on your clothes?
What about the fact that your skin absorbs all of those toxins into your bloodstream, which therefore can produce irritation and illness in your body?
As horrible it sounds, all of these things can be true if you’re using many of the mainstream laundry products.
Most laundry detergent contain “fillers” that can be harmful to your skin and clothing. Fillers bulk up the detergent box to make buyers think they are getting the most out of their money! But it is actually the opposite. The fillers leave excess amounts of residue on your clothes, which can be irritating to your skin and cause your clothing to wear down faster.
Norwex has a wonderful line of laundry products that can help you save time, save money, and save your health.
There is a way to clean your clothes without harmful side effects and fillers. Norwex offers a more natural laundry detergent and non-toxic dryer balls for softening your fabric. No fillers, chemicals, or residue. No more worrying! Continue reading
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.
I am blessed to be the mother of two boys. When I found out that I was expecting my first, I knew that I would need to learn to deal with muddy shoes, insects, stinky smells. After all…aren’t we told that “snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails…that’s what little boys are made of?” When I learned that we were having our second son, I decided to accept the fact that there were going to be some seriously messy things in our house and that I would just have to learn how to deal with it.
We have had our share of messes. We have had one son walk all the way across the house with his toe bleeding, oblivious to the fact that he was smearing blood all down the hall. They come inside and tell me that they “forgot” to put shoes on before going out and playing in the dirt, so white socks have now turned brown. Yogurts break in backpacks and aren’t reported until the next day. They walk to our room to tell us they are sick and end up getting sick in the hall. We have even had one of our sons bring the head of a dead duck into the house!
These are some seriously messy scenarios. All of these messes were cleaned in a safe Norwex way…soaking socks in Norwex Ultra Power Plus to turn them white again, cleaning out backpacks or carpeting with the enviro cloth…and I have to admit that we have used our share of Odor Eliminator (after all…they are BOYS!)
There are also the everyday messes…spilled milk or juice, tiny food-fights, splashing water all over the bathroom, toothpaste in the sink and on the mirror, mud tracked across the hardwood floor or carpet, grass stains in clothing, … the list could go on and on.
What excites me is that the majority of messes that my boys make, THEY CAN CLEAN THEMSELVES!
I walked into the kitchen this morning and found one of my sons on the floor with a wet enviro cloth, scrubbing. He had spilled some juice all over the hardwood floor. Instead of using paper towels and creating waste, he got an enviro cloth, got it wet with warm water, and took care of cleaning up the mess. It warms my heart, especially right before Mother’s Day, to see my sons able to take the initiative to clean up after themselves. To know that they are doing it in a way that is safe, and also saves money and eliminates waste…that’s AMAZING!
I love the fact that I can hand my boys two cloths (an enviro cloth and window cloth) and send them into their bathroom and they can actually CLEAN it! With those two cloths, they can clean their mirror, wash the sink, wipe down the counter top and tub, and even clean the floor around the toilet! They are learning skills of self sufficiency while I am saving time and becoming a much happier mom! They do help with the dusting sometimes as well, with the Norwex Kids Dusting Mitt, but this is a story about THEIR messes, not mine.
I am so blessed to have two wonderful sons, messes and all, but I do admit that I love the fact that they can now “clean it themselves!!”
How has Norwex changed your family’s cleaning habits? Do your children help clean up after themselves more than they did prior to Norwex? I’d love to hear your stories!