Imagine this scenario. Trying to eat healthier is your new goal. All week you have managed to eat less and follow your plan. Then practice runs late, and the tire is flat. Going to the grocery store is now impossible. Driving through for food for the kids, you at least decide to wait for your meal until arriving home. Dashing through the door, you start scrounging through your cupboards. Your alternatives: rice cakes or the pint of cookie dough hidden in the back of the freezer. Ice cream it is, and you vow to jog an extra mile in the morning.
What if your freezer had been full of healthy berry smoothies? Or if your purse had contained a premixed almond & dried apricot snack mix with a few mini chocolate chips thrown in for good measure? Suddenly that sweet treat in the freezer would have lost a bit of its appeal. Knowing the right choices to stave off hunger can make all of the difference to managing to continue on with the healthier lifestyle choices you desire.
The same is true with learning to clean without chemicals. Picture these scenarios. Your husband’s boss is dropping by some paperwork in five minutes, and your child picks that moment to dump over their juice. Grape nonetheless. Or your friend is bringing your child back home from a playdate, chats longer than expected and then asks to use your nearest restroom. You know, that same one where your child has his own little throne where he has been practicing all day at being a big boy? What do you do?
Well, if you have not thought ahead, you simply go with old habits. Grabbing the antibacterial wipes seems like a quick and easy alternative. That might work for the juice, but what about the bathroom? You know that the surface may not stay shiny long enough to kill germs like the back of the tub suggests, but do you figure that this is better than nothing? Or do you tell your friend that the gas station bathroom down the street just might be cleaner and send her on her way?
Knowing the right Norwex products to have on hand for such imminent disasters will make all of the difference. Just as you would go about learning to replace canned fruit in heavy syrup with canned fruit containing only juice, learning what Norwex products replace your former go-to cleaning products will help you to choose a different alternative. The chart below gives some suggestions of what Norwex items will be better substitutes.
|Instead of Using this …||Try This Norwex Product instead …|
|Disinfecting Disposable Wipes||Norwex Enviro Cloth & water|
|Furniture Polish||Norwex Dusting Mitt|
|All-purpose Cleaner||Norwex Enviro Cloth & water plus occasionally Cleaning Paste or Descaler|
|Window Cleaner Spray||Norwex Window Cloth & plus window cloth to shine|
|Polyester Duster||Dusting Mitt dry with or without Envirowand dry|
|Kitchen Sink Sponge||Norwex Dish Cloth (netted)|
|Disinfecting Sprays||Norwex Enviro cloth & water|
|Shower Cleaner||Cleaning Paste OR Blue Diamond Bathroom Cleaner (diluted to last longer) plus the Bathroom Scrub Mitt|
|Scrubbing / abrasive cleaner||Cleaning Paste plus Enviro Cloth|
|Chemical based descaling agent||Descaler (tough on calcium/lime/rust but not on you)|
|Any Chemical Based Toilet Cleaner||Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner OR the Sanira Toilet Brush System|
|Fabric Softener (for scent)||Odor Eliminator (only 1 capful per wash load)|
|Dryer Sheets||Dryer balls (can add essential oils for scent)|
|Traditional Laundry Detergent||Ultra Power Plus Detergent (Need less – save more)|
|Chemical based air freshener||Odour Eliminator (dilute 1 part to 7 parts water) OR Sportzyme (for shoes, hats, equipment, gym)|
|Vacuum mop or Sponge Mop||Scrubby Corner Cloth & (for quick spills) OR Norwex Floor System & water to mop the whole floor|
|Shoe “Deodorant” Spray||Sportzyme|
|Magic Eraser||Micro Cleaning Hand Pads|
|Bottle of makeup remover||Makeup Remover Cloths plus Water|
|Washcloths with Cleansers||Body pack of 3 cloths (regular or small) & water|
|Cotton Hair Towel||Hair Turban (can use all week as its antibacterial !)|
|Bath Towels (must wash often)||Antibacterial Bath Towel (can use all week!)|
|Unknown face/body products||Norwex Timeless or Marine Organics Products|
|Antibacterial Dish Soap||Dishwashing Liquid – this plant-based formula can be used to rinse out cloths & also to pre-treat laundry|
|Antibacterial Hand Gel||Travel Pack of Four Enviro Cloths OR Timeless Natural Hand Cleaner|
Just as adding natural peanut butter and raisins to celery can make that a more desirable snack, knowing what Norwex products to combine can make all of the difference. Before you know it, you will be grabbing for the Enviro Cloths automatically when inevitable messes come your way. You will be able to achieve the chemical free lifestyle that you desire.
Thanks for reading. Please be sure to comment below if you’ve found this helpful or if you have any questions. You can also contact me; I would love to hear from you!
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