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?
Curt and I just returned from an amazing trip aboard the Allure of the Seas (the largest cruise ship in the world!!) as a result of earning the Go For the Goal incentive last year. I earned the free trip by selling more than $65,000 in Norwex product and having more than 14 qualified recruits. We were honored to travel with 15 other Norwex independent sales consultants and their spouses, as well as Debbie Bolton and her family.
Traveling with Norwex is an amazing experience, and one I enjoy helping my Norwex team members strive for. This trip provided Curt and I with some fun time away, while also giving us the opportunity to network with other top leaders. We had a blast talking Norwex strategy while lounging by the pool, and discussing Norwex party tips while literally standing in the ocean in St. Thomas. Our cruise ship stopped in the Bahamas, St. Thomas and Saint Maarten. PARADISE TIMES THREE!!
Norwex has provided us the opportunity to see places we never would have seen without this amazing business opportunity.
It has also provided us with opportunities to try new and exciting things. In Saint Maarten, I did something that I have always secretly wanted to do…Curt and I went para-sailing! For those who don’t know me well, I am terrified of heights. Parasailing involved me overcoming one of my deepest fears, but somehow it seemed so much easier to do that when surrounded by Norwex friends!
One amazing part of this trip was the amount of time I got to spend one-on-one with Debbie Bolton. We were able to talk about my family, my team, and to strategize for a strong 2012. Debbie is an amazing woman, and I appreciate her leadership and friendship. She truly lives the Norwex values of integrity, trust, and respect. I feel very honored to be a part of this company and to represent my Dream Team each and every day! I look forward to traveling with many of you to the Dominican Republic in January, 2013!
For more information about my Dream Team, please contact me at suzanneholt(at)live(dot)com.
I got this fun testimonial from a really fun hostess!
“My miniature little miracle” aka the Travel Enviro Cloth set
Do you want to clean off that table before you eat out in a restaurant, wipe off a telephone before you use it, wash something greasy on your vehicle window, clean off your steering wheel or wipe off your pets feet when they come in from outside? Those are just a few things I use this amazing cloth for!
We have designated the “b=blue for b=bathroom” color for the bathroom. The three boys in my house clean up after themselves by using this to wipe up their little “drips” and “splashes” on the toilet.
We even did a no-no that Suzanne told us not to with it… we used one of them in our painting kit for around the house. It works absolute wonders to clean off your floor and window moldings after sanding, mudding/taping and painting (of course let the paint dry first). After were done, we washed it just the same as the others and it came out clean as a whistle! This little rag has a million uses… my childcare children loved to clean the tables, counters, toys, walls and everything they could get their hands on. It is an easy, affordable “toy” that will keep them busy for hours!!!!
A fun story from a favorite hostess of mine named Christine who managed a child care:
I have to tell you how much I love those cute little antibac baby body pack cloths…
These little travel-sized facial cloths are unbelievably wonderful! I have them everywhere… I did family child care and I took them on field trips to wash the kido’s hands whenever needed, especially before meals. When the little ones were in the highchairs, I used them to clean their faces and hands while they are learning to eat, makes for a much easier clean up when you have 10 kids eating at the same time!
Have you ever had a little one with a raw bottom from nasty diapers? Take the “blue” one (b for blue = b for bathroom) so you know that it’s always the bathroom color cloth, and gently clean your little one’s bottom. Not only does it clean it, but it’s soft and it’s antibacterial and a whole lot better than a normal washrag! It really helps to heal the infections fast.
I pack these wet in a little zip lock bag, put them in the lunch bags my older children take to school; that way I know they always have clean hands when they sit down at the lunch table and helps to keep those school germs away.
Don’t forget to keep them in your purse/bag and cars…take them with you when you are shopping, eating dinner out or having fun!