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)
I have a request of you as well; PLEASE stop using fabric softeners of any kind. They are literally a swill of chemicals, some of them known carcinogens. It’s hard for me to believe companies are allowed to sell them to consumers. So let’s educate each other. Tell your friends and loved ones to skip the softeners and save themselves!
How can you get your laundry soft and static free without chemical softeners you ask? Use Dryer Balls. They tumble in your dryer and even help dry your loads quicker, saving you money.
Norwex Wool Dryer Balls naturally soften with lanolin and are fully renewable.
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.
Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent (UPP) is awesome! But you probably already know that. And don’t forget it is 100% biodegradable, not tested on animals, free of dyes and fragrances, free of fillers, no phosphates or sulfates. In short – it just cleans without harm.
BUT – there are soooo many more things you can do with UPP than just the laundry!! Here are some of the things I do with UPP at my house:
Put 1 tsp. in an 8 oz. spray bottle and fill. Make sure it’s dissolved and use it for:
laundry spot pre-treat
all-purpose cleaner around the house
clean creosote from your fireplace doors
spot treat carpet stains
Carpet cleaning solution (be sure to check manufacturer’s recommendations)
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.)
Get a heat-resistant bowl, or plug up a sink.
Gather your Norwex cloths that need a deep clean.
You’ll also need some Norwex Laundry detergent.
Boil enough water to fill your bowl or sink.
Put about 1/4 teaspoon of Norwex Laundry Detergent in the vessel.
Pour a small amount of boiling water on the laundry detergent to get suds started.
Put the Norwex cloths in the vessel and pour boiling water to fill.
Soak until cool. Stirring occasionally.
Rinse cloths until water runs clear.
Repeat as necessary until water is clear.
Launder cloths and pop in the dryer when process is complete.