Cleaning Hack – Fireplace Doors

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).

Watch how I clean my fireplace doors in less than 5 minutes!

Here are written instructions

  1. Spray bottle of UPP – Add about 1 teaspoon of UPP to an 8 oz. spray bottle, fill with water. Shake to dissolve.
  2. Put a wet enviro cloth under the door to be cleaned, this will catch the drips.
  3. 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.)
  4. Now take your enviro cloth and wipe the door clean.
  5. You may have to repeat the process if your door is really dirty.
  6. 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!

Deep Cleaning Demonstration

For those of you who like a visual I’ve created a Deep Cleaning Video so you can see the process. I borrowed two really dirty cloths from customers (thanks Kay and Andrea). Watch these cloths come clean right before your very eyes!!

Keep this in mind:

  • You can boil water on the stove and add the cloths to clean them. I don’t use this method because I would walk away and the cloths would end up permanently stuck to my pan! I prefer to boil the water and pour it into a bowl or sink.
  • Remember also that the gunk in your cloths builds up over time, in layers. To remove all that gunk you will likewise have to soak your cloths multiple times, each soak will remove more layered gunk.
  • Stains do not affect the working power of your microfiber – they are just stains. This will happen when you use your cloths for cleaning. When you are done deep cleaning there may still be stains. Don’t panic. Just launder and use.

Here are the written Deep Clean Instructions from an earlier post.

 

Care and Feeding of your Norwex

There’s not a lot to it. All you need to do is properly wash and dry your microfiber when it gets dirty. Use Norwex Laundry Detergent for best results, but that isn’t necessary.

  1. No bleach
  2. No fabric softeners or dryer sheets

That’s it! Simple.

Download and print as your reminder
Download and print as your reminder

Q. How often should you wash your Norwex?
A. Wash when it gets dirty. If you use it regularly wash every 1-2 weeks. Or if you prefer wash it every time you use it.

Norwex microfiber is good for 500 washings, so you can  “Keep It Clean” however you prefer.

Results

When you spend your hard-earned dollars on a product, you want it to work right? I get it – I’m the same way. I will tell you I was not too thrilled that my first purchase of Norwex was going to cost me over $30. I mean, how could those cloths do any better job than what I was getting from my recycled rags I was using at home? BOY was I wrong!!!

Enviro cloth and Water!
Enviro cloth and Water!

Norwex microfiber gets results. A picture is worth 1000 words…

Deep Clean your Norwex

Norwex microfiber, undo the nasty!

Many of you have Norwex microfiber that you’ve used and abused, wiping up spills and messes all over the house! Has your Norwex become stiff, smelly or crusty feeling? If so chances are the microfiber has gotten full of gunk! Let’s get it cleaned up – here are the instructions. (Deep Clean no more than 4 times annually.)

  1. Get a heat-resistant bowl, or plug up a sink.
  2. Gather your Norwex cloths that need a deep clean.
  3. You’ll also need some Norwex Laundry detergent.
  4. Boil enough water to fill your bowl or sink.
  5. Put about 1/4 teaspoon of Norwex Laundry Detergent in the vessel.
  6. Pour a small amount of boiling water on the laundry detergent to get suds started.
  7. Put the Norwex cloths in the vessel and pour boiling water to fill.
  8. Soak until cool. Stirring occasionally.
  9. Rinse cloths until water runs clear.
  10. Repeat as necessary until water is clear.
  11. Launder cloths and pop in the dryer when process is complete.

Watch the video

Let me know if it worked!!