I am thrilled to announce that I will have a guest blogger for the next few months. Gretchen, my good friend from college, has agreed to review some Norwex products and blog about herr adventures into chemical free cleaning. As you can see from the picture below, Gretchen has a few kids that will help her create some “cleaning challenges” for her to clean up with Norwex. I’m excited to share her first post with you…something of an introduction. I hope you will follow her journey with me, and post any comments below her post.
If you are interested in taking advantage of the $7.99 Fast, Fun and FREE new consultant promotion Gretchen mentioned, please use THIS LINK to sign up before noon CST on March 1st.
Au Natural: Cleanliness Sans Chemicals – Really?
“Natural” brings up many connotations. A few of the many definitions from dictionary.com: existing only in nature, growing without cultivation and even a musical symbol. The one pertaining most to me: #7 “having undergone little or no processing.”
I would say this definitely applies to me as a person. After all, I still have my original hair color. And even all of my original body parts (with the exception of a few teeth pulled due to overcrowding.) Rarely does make-up touch my face.
When it comes to cleaning, this is not exactly the case. I have been known to break out the vinegar and baking soda to aid in scrubbing and cleansing. Apart from that, my favorite cleaning product is probably the disinfecting wipes. This portable cylinder of cloths have been used throughout my house to clean almost everything but my kid’s faces of course.
My freshman college roommate, Suzanne, has been a part of Norwex for several years now. In our occasional phone conversations, she would maybe talk a bit about the company or the products although we tended to talk more about our kids. She would post pictures on her Facebook page of all her Norwex leadership meetings and even her recent cruise. I always liked the photos – after all, I am genuinely proud of her success. And not surprised either – she has always been a confident, gregarious person.
I knew enough about Norwex to know that a microfiber cloth was involved. I already had some of those that I used occasionally – did I really need more? Plus I have cupboards full of chemicals that seemed to clean just fine. Did I really need to buy another product? Plus the coupon shopper that I am did not exactly want to throw out all of my bargains! What a waste! I really had not given Norwex another thought apart from how it affected my friend, Suzanne.
Until the other day. Suzanne must have loaded up her contact list into one e-mail. This was the first Norwex e-mail I had ever gotten from her. I have always appreciated the fact that she is my friend first and saleswoman came a long way after. Anyway, she mentioned that currently Norwex had a great special: “Fast, Fun and Free.” This was the explanation from her e-mail.
Norwex is doing something a little crazy to celebrate their 20th Global Anniversary this year. This month they have 20,000 consultant kits packed up ready to go in Dallas and they are mailing them out FREE to the first people that sign up across the country. You just need to pay the $7.99 shipping charge. The kit contains 2 Envirocloths, 1 Purple Window Cloth, 1 Dust Mitt, 1 set of Spirisponges. This is approximately $75 worth of product!! I can honestly tell you that people walk away from my parties with these items and it’s enough to clean virtually everything in their home for years.
At this point, the $7.99 jumped out me. All of these cleaning supplies for that low amount? That’s a bargain. I like great deals. Maybe I should try it. After talking to my husband and a phone conversation with Suzanne, I became more convinced. This is something worth trying. Being an occasional skeptic and fan of the suspense genre, I began to ponder this question. Can the Norwex items really clean as well as promised? I am definitely excited to try and normally cleaning does not give me that much of a thrill. Possibly this is because my 4 kids tend to immediately mess up my efforts. And the fact that normal cleaning seems to take lots of time. But, maybe this really will be different.
For the next several weeks, I will be blogging on Suzanne’s sites about my conclusions. To be perfectly honest, she is providing me with some of the product and a few other incentives to write. But I really do plan on being honest. Until I try the items and see for myself, I am hanging onto my squirty chemical bottles. And I have to admit that even if the cloths work well, the idea of throwing out my cleaners gives me pause. But I have this niggling feeling that I just might change my mind on that part. I will confess that I was furiously going through my house using my wipes – I did just buy a new container you see. Maybe I already have a suspicion that the end of those is near.