I have a friend who is a Norwex consultant. Every time she made a post about said Norwex products, it piqued my interest. Yes, I had heard of Norwex, yes I knew they make microfiber cloths and a rockin' mop, but I really didn't know anything else.
I was intrigued by these posts because Norwex claims to be able to clean your whole house without harsh chemicals and muuuuch less waste. We have been working for a long time to make our house greener--I don't use many harsh cleansers (I have a spray bottle of Fantastik that has been in my cleaning basket for approximately 10 years. . . ), but I still use some. I also end up going through a TON of rags--one for each surface usually; and that makes for a lot of laundry. I will tell you that my go-to products are Soft Scrub with bleach, Seventh Generation toilet bowl cleaner, vinegar, and Mrs. Meyer's all-purpose cleaner. Generally pretty green to begin with, but I seem to make a big hullabaloo about cleaning, and I want to keep my surfaces cleaner day-to-day. I especially don't want residues from these cleansers around my newborn baby (I'm looking at you, Soft Scrub!)
Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, my friend invited me to an informational Norwex party. I decided to go ahead and try some things out. Below are a few things I tackled with the products. Please, let it be known that I had a little too much fun with this!
Above are some pictures of the dry mop (part of the mopping system)--my daughter loved it so much she asked if she could sleep with it. I usually use a Swiffer for dry mopping. I have ALL wood floors, so I need something good. This is much more static-y than the swiffer and holds a lot more dust! The wet mop part is great, as well. So far it hasn't blown me away, but it is AS good as my Libman microfiber mop for sure. Plus, this is much easier to get on and off the mop base (Velcro!)
Here are a couple before and after shots of my fridge. Note: I just cleaned the one shelf in this picture. The photo doesn't do justice to how dirty it was. There is some condensation here, so you can't really see the amount of caked on dry milk (why? why? I don't spill the milk, how does it get there!?!). The after is pretty clear, though. I used a wet Envirocloth (a microfiber cloth) and the window cloth to follow for a nice gleaming polish. Looks nice, eh?
Above is a video of my cleaning the gross stuff off my kitchen door. "Nuff said. Please excuse my weird voice on all videos!
Another video, this time cleaning crayon off of a pantry cabinet I refinished. I didn't get it all yet, but with two hands, I know I will!
Ahem, the above are a before and after set of the door of my dishwasher. I am really ashamed of that top photo. I just used a wet Envirocloth on this. It was pretty much one swipe and done. No scrubbing involved! The microfiber is woven so tightly it is able to grab more gunk--it doesn't just mush it around like my old standby, a rag would.
This one is my favorite. The left hand before picture is of some VERY stubborn spots on my stove. These have been here for more than a year and I have tried EVERYTHING. Everything. The cleaner they recommend for your stove, the cleaner they don't recommend, a razor blade, vinegar, hot soapy rags, etc. None of that made it budge. I thought it was permanent. This is after one good scrub with an Envirocloth and Norwex Cleaning Paste. There are still a couple tiny spots left, but it is miles better than it was.
I really like these products. I went in thinking I would like them, but they wouldn't replace my old cleaning habits. I have to say, these products are here to stay in my house and I just wish I had more cloths so I could keep a fresh one in every room of the house!
If you are interested in any Norwex products, you can contact me directly, or check out the link to my shop. You can order directly from there.
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