Lose the Paper Towels

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?

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. The kitchen towel can be used to dry your hands and dishes, dries quickly and can go a long time between laundering.

Both the Norwex kitchen towel and kitchen cloth contain micro silver so they self-purify. Use Norwex Kitchen Set for days in your kitchen with no musty smell. And…they are a Customer Special for April!
Sources:
Recycle Nation
Business Insider

Is Your Home a Safe Haven?

Have you seen the Safe Haven House at Norwex? It’s an online, interactive, easy-to-use little gem helping you to understand how to reduce chemicals in your home. The kids might even find it fun.

Interactive Safe Haven House

You can navigate to different rooms in your home and see how to use your Norwex products as well. Nifty little resource. Check it out here.

Scale – Not the Weighing Kind

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. Need some? Shop for Norwex Descaler on my website.

The Rubber Brush

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.

Use the Rubber Brush to:

  • Clean the yellow Mop Head when it’s full of dirt.
  • Clean animal fur off your microfiber furniture.
  • Brush the crumbs off the floor of your car.
  • Clean the animal hair out of the animal bed.
  • Brush dust and dirt off the dust mitt or envirowand.
  • Brush your dog or cat.
  • Brush lint and hair off your wool coat.

And it’s soooo easy to keep clean – just run it under water! Here’s a video of me and a helper using The Rubber Brush.

Cleaning the INSIDE of Your Oven Door Window

Is your oven door dirty – on the inside? Like, between the glass? Well how the heck can you get that clean? Actually there is a method that is pretty simple. I’ll outline the steps here. Your job is to let us know how it went.

  1. Make sure the oven is cold.
  2. Now look at the bottom of the door, you might have to get on the floor. Notice the holes in the bottom of the door? You’re going to use these for access.
  3. You’ll need a long device that fits in these holes. I suggest either the Norwex envirowand, or perhaps a ruler or a wire hanger straightened out.
  4. You’ll also need a wet enviro cloth. You may want to also rubber band the enviro cloth to the long device – this is optional but can be helpful.
  5. Now push the long device with the enviro cloth on the end into the window to clean in between the glass!

You’re welcome 😀

What’s in your Household Cleaner?

Do you know what’s in the cleaners you use in your home? Think about this…do you REALLY know? Unless you’re making it yourself you don’t. Here’s why…

In the United States there is no federal mandate to tell you what is in the cleaning products you purchase. So even if you see an ingredient list on the product, know that it most probably isn’t a complete list. There are going to be unlisted chemicals in those cleaners. And even worse…there aren’t any testing requirements for chemicals in cleaners!!

The Environmental Working Group has an entire article about the lack of federal oversight.

Now let’s talk about Norwex. Do you need a list of ALL the ingredients in our products? Norwex doesn’t put it on their products, but they do publish those lists for their consultants to access. And I can send any of those lists to you! All you need to do is Ask Me. YAY Norwex!