Say ‘NO’ to Fabric Softeners

The Environmental Working Group has a recommendation for you; stop using fabric softeners – of any kind.

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!

Sheep's Wool Dryer Balls
Sheep’s Wool Dryer Balls

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.

Don’t you feel smarter now?

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.

Cleaning Hack – Laundry Detergent

UPPNorwex 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)
  • add to hot water and clean your stove fan filters
  • deep clean your Norwex cloths

Do you have any hacks for using Norwex UPP? Reply below…

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!!