Recently Norwex introduced the Counter Cloths. Use these as a replacement for the ‘pick-a-size’ paper towels is how the marketing team bills them. I use them for everything in the kitchen. I usually have two of them going at the same time. They fit nicely in my hand and are easy to hold, so that’s a bonus. By having two out at a time there is always one available no matter where I am in the kitchen. They have become a favorite of mine.
Every cloth is made of a combination of Norwex microfiber and at least 50% recycled plastic, but you’d never know it because they are very soft. They also contain BacLock so are self-purifying; I can use them for days and they never smell!
Norwex Counter Cloths are available in different color palettes, and if you want to store them or other Norwex in a cute way on your counter, check out our house-shaped Counter Cloth box. So fun!
Lots of questions about this lately. And I hear some interesting stories about how people keep their Norwex clean. It really is simple though, just wash in the washer and dry in the dryer. But like all your favorite items there are a few things you’ll want to pay attention to in keeping your Norwex in tip-top shape!
Four Simple Rules:
No fabric softener, dryer sheets or bleach.
No linty items in the load. (Wash all your Norwex together or with your bedsheets.)
Use a laundry detergent with no fillers, such as Norwex laundry detergents. Of course!
Toss in the dryer.
See how easy that is?! Remember your Norwex microfiber has a 2-year warranty. So use it – and keep using it. Wash, rinse, repeat.
Source: http://pattistauss.norwex.biz/en_US/customer/faq (go to microfiber: launder)
At my shows and demonstrations I introduce the concept of BacLock† to clients.
What is BacLock? Micro silver providing antibacterial protection to our Norwex cloths.
I explain it like this; the Norwex cloth cleans the surface, the BacLock cleans the cloth. When you clean with a wet Norwex cloth you can be certain you are removing almost every single bit of gunk and grime from the surface, the microfiber locks the dirt in the cloth. When you rinse the cloth most of the dirt goes down the drain. Anything that remains is acted on by the micro silver, a natural antibacterial agent.
“From the 2017 Norwex Fall Catalog p.6;
“…Micro silver in the wet cloth self-cleanses within 24 hours to drastically reduce mold, fungi and bacterial odor. Your cloths and towels stay cleaner and fresher, longer.”
Do you still have to launder your cloths? Of course. But probably less frequently. See Norwex FAQs for laundering tips (see the Microfiber section).
Last fall Norwex introduced the Ergo-bend attachment for the mop handle. It adds some inches to the handle and allows you to clean under furniture without having to bend over. I’ve created a video for you to see exactly how it works and how I use it.
It may seem hard to do in our ‘throw-away’ society, but you really can stop using paper towels in your kitchen. I have greatly cut back on my paper towel use. I never did like to use them much, probably because I’m frugal and hated throwing the towel out after just one use!
Did you know…
…paper towels are made with chlorine, which releases harmful chemicals into the air and onto your food?
…40% of the US landfills are paper trash?
…paper products that have ANY food products, grease or body fluids can not be recycled?
…3000 tons of paper towel waste are created every single day?
I use the Norwex kitchen towel and kitchen cloth set instead. Norwex microfiber holds 8 times its weight and cleans up any kind of dirt or spill in your kitchen. I use the kitchen towel to dry my hands and dishes. The towel dries quickly and can go a long time between laundering.
Do you have mineral deposits, scale, on your sinks and showers? Faucets and water dispensers? How would you know? It’s that white crusty stuff that forms where water sits or drips.
You see the water we use is mostly taken from the ground and that means it has microscopic bits of dissolved stone, or ‘mineral deposits’. So when water sits on a surface or drips from a faucet, tiny bits of minerals are left behind and over time these build up and cause scale.
How do you remove the scale you ask? Norwex makes a fantabulous Descaler that works like magic!! See the before and after pictures? Aren’t they great? I can’t say enough good things about this product! I absolutely LOVE it!!
Remember the scale got on the surface over time, in layers; so when you use our descaler it might take a few applications to remove all the scale because you will be removing it in layers as well. When I initially use descaler on a surface I usually have to apply it a few times to get the build up off. Then I can use just enough as a ‘maintenance’ amount.
Do you need some? Shop for Norwex Descaler on my website.
It’s March, time to spring clean all around the house right? Well maybe not – I’d rather be outside enjoying the warm weather! One job I can get done really quick is cleaning my fireplace doors. I use a Norwex basic package, some water and Norwex Ultra Power Plus laundry detergent (UPP).
Spray bottle of UPP – Add about 1 teaspoon of UPP to an 8 oz. spray bottle, fill with water. Shake to dissolve.
Put a wet enviro cloth under the door to be cleaned, this will catch the drips.
Spray fireplace door with the spray bottle of UPP. Let it sit for about 2 minutes. (The creosote will start to run off the door when the liquid starts to work. This is where your enviro drip cloth comes in handy.)
Now take your enviro cloth and wipe the door clean.
You may have to repeat the process if your door is really dirty.
Use your Purple Polish (Window) Cloth to dry the door to a streak-free shine.
NOW – go take a break! You deserve it for being so smart!
Norwex sells a Rubber Brush – which by the way is AWESOME!! There are lots of uses for the Rubber Brush. I’ll list some here, but you may have some of your own. We’d love to hear what they are, so feel free to share in the comments.