Tagged: easy and green

What Does a Norwex Starter Kit Cost?

Posted on October 8, 2015 starter kit

I’m so glad you asked, because how it works is pretty cool.

The Norwex Starter Kit costs $200 plus tax and shipping.  But here’s the COOL part: The ONLY part of that you pay up front is the shipping! ($9.99)

That’s right!  The only thing you have to pay to get started is $9.99 shipping for your starter kit.  The rest isn’t due for three months!!!  Norwex lets you earn the money FIRST, then pay for your kit!

And because we make an amazing 35% commission right from the beginning, you earn enough to pay for your kit with your first $600 in sales.  Most people do that at their very first demonstration!

But WAIT.  It gets better.

More than half of our consultants NEVER have to pay for their Starter Kit!  Because when you submit $2000 in sales within your first three months, then you don’t ever have to pay that $200!!!

Did you get that? When you submit just four average parties within 90 days (most people do so within 60 days or sooner), you get to keep ALL of the $700 commission you’ve made on your first $2000 in sales and never look back!  (Or you can do like I did and spend your commission on getting everything in the Norwex catalog that you want for YOUR home.) :-)

As soon as you order your starter kit, you have access to training calls and videos to help you get a strong start so you can earn your kit for free PLUS all the bonus free product available in your first couple months!

I would love to support you in going for your dreams!  Read more and get started at www.MyJoyfulTeam.com.

Why I Started Teaching People About Norwex

Posted on September 17, 2015

Six years ago I was looking at my children (ages 3 and 5 at the time – see how adorable?), and thinking about our family history of various autoimmune diseases. I really wanted to know if there was anything I could do to give them the best shot at growing up without chronic health problems.

Kids Tea Party

The list in our family was getting kind of long: allergiesasthmaCeliac diseaseJuvenile Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis – all stuff where our immune system attacks our own bodies. What was going on? A friend recommended the book The Autoimmune Epidemic. There were lots of eye-openers, but the biggest thing mentioned, that hadn’t been on my radar at all before, was basic household cleaning chemicals.

I had heard before that kids that grow up in cleaner homes have more allergies and asthma. The theory was that these kids just weren’t exposed to enough germs, so their immune systems got bored and started attacking themselves or something. Now we’re getting smarter and we realize it’s not the lack of exposure to germs, it’s the increased exposure to cleaning chemicals.

So I started looking for greener options. I got a book with recipes for making your own cleaners. Who was I kidding? I don’t even like to cook, so that solution wasn’t likely to sustain itself for long. I bought some more natural cleaners, but they just didn’t work very well. I don’t like cleaning anyway, so I didn’t have much patience with it taking longer. I kind of gave up and decided I would just clean less.

When my cousin started describing Norwex to me, I kind of blew her off, thinking, “Yeah, I’ve tried those green cleaners. No thanks.” Plus, I really didn’t want anything to do with a party business. I had tried one before and knew I was a lousy salesperson. It wasn’t until I saw her wipe butter off a mirror with just a cloth and water that I went, “Wait, what?? How did you do that??”

She sent me home with a set of the basic cloths to try, and I (the non-cleaner, remember?) deep-cleaned my kitchen for two and a half hours that night. It cleaned the grease/dust mixture from the top of our microwave. It was literally “squeaky” clean! Then I did the walls around the stove – WOW! I couldn’t believe how EASY this was. It seemed like magic. All I was using was just a wet cloth! It “looked” like a rag, but this thing was actually a high-tech cleaning power tool!

I realized I had found what I’d been looking for. Not only would this provide the safe haven I wanted for my kids, it actually made cleaning easier and faster!! Everyone I knew deserved to see this stuff in action. I realized the reason Norwex is sold in parties is that you really have to SEE a demo to get the power of the cloths. Cleaning with water doesn’t *sound* like it would work. You have to see it in action.

So I invited some friends over to show them what I’d found, and here we are! I had NO idea it would turn into a full-time income and a life mission for me, but that’s a whole other story… :-)

Does my story resonate with you? Please reply and let me know!

How Do I Use My Norwex Cloths?

Posted on September 5, 2014

It was so amazing!  This woman cleaned off ALL this crusty dog slobber so quickly and the sliding glass door looked gorgeous!  So of course I bought the Norwex cloths, and now they just arrived and…  how do I use them again??

Clean Window

(No, she didn’t make the dog disappear.)

Whatever you do, DON’T leave your amazing Norwex cloths sitting in the bag on your counter because you can’t remember how to use them!

Here are step-by-step instructions for how to use and how to clean Norwex cloths:

norwex basic pack1.  Start with the Enviro cloth (check the tag in the corner for which cloth is which). Get it wet, and wring it out.

2.  Fold the Enviro cloth in half, then in half again, so it’s a square.  Hold it flat in your hand, so all those millions of tiny fibers can grab all the gunk off your surface.

3.  Find the dirtiest spot in your kitchen and scrub it clean using just the Enviro cloth and water!  Try your stove hood, or on top of the refrigerator, or the wall beside your stove.  When one side is dirty, refold the cloth another way so you have a clean square.

4.  When you’ve used all the clean surfaces of your cloth, or when you finish the job, take it to the sink and under running water, scrub the cloth against itself.  If it’s really greasy and dirty, you can use just a little dab of dish soap to help release the grease.  Rinse well.

5.  Now take both cloths into a bathroom that needs to be cleaned.  Start with the mirror – wipe with the damp Enviro cloth first to get rid of all the toothpaste and hairspray.  Then wipe with the Polish/Window cloth.  Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

6.  Do the same thing to your faucet – damp Enviro first, then wipe with the Polish cloth.  Wow!  You’re an AMAZING housekeeper!!!

7.  Wipe the rest of the countertop and sink with the damp Enviro cloth.  Wasn’t that easy?  And truly, that surface is probably cleaner than it’s ever been, with no chemical residue left behind!

8.  Scrub out the Enviro cloth again under running water, wring it out, and hang it up to dry until you need to use it again.  The BacLock silver agent is self-purifying the cloth as it dries!

9.  Sit down and be amazed by how easily and effectively you can clean now!

10.  Once a week, or more often if heavily soiled, wash your cloths in your machine in hot water with three simple rules:

  • no bleach
  • no fabric softener (NOT liquid or dryer sheets)
  • low lint (wash with sheets or jeans, NOT cotton towels)

A laundry detergent without fillers or fragrance is best.  I love our Norwex Ultra Power Plus detergent!

SO EASY! Norwex cloths have a two year warranty, so you will save so much money not having to go down that cleaning aisle in the grocery store again!

Any questions?

Help Your Dust Mite Allergy the Easy Way

Posted on September 1, 2014

As I was following a rabbit trail on Pinterest (don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about!) I came across this article on how to clean your mattress.

Now I completely agree about our pillows and mattresses being “the ideal breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites.”  But thank goodness there’s an easier way than dragging it outside and beating on it!

Dust Mites

Norwex Mattress Cleaner is an enzyme spray that “digests” the allergens in our beds, just like enzymes in our body digest our food.  Dead skin cells are what dust mites eat.  You probably didn’t WANT to know that you shed enough skin cells every day to feed a million dust mites.  But the most harmful allergen found in our beds is the, uh, after-effect of dust mites eating.  You know, their poop!  Did you know that’s mostly what we react to when we’re allergic to dust mites?

Preventing dust mites is tricky.  Lots of us have tried special covers on our pillows and mattresses, but the New York Times reported a study showing that those aren’t as effective as we would like. Norwex Mattress Cleaner

Norwex Mattress cleaner is NOT a pesticide.  It’s not a chemical that kills anything.  Because we wouldn’t want to breathe in a toxic chemical all night any more than we want to breathe in dust mite poop!  It simply works its way through your mattress “eating” away the allergens, converting them to carbon dioxide and water.

It’s not just for mattresses!  Spray on pillows, comforters, stuffed animals, upholstered furniture, vehicle seats, and pet beds.

A light mist will do it – about two sprays per pillow, and 12-15 sprays on a king-size bed.  Allow to dry before putting on clean sheets.  For severe allergies, spray once a month.  Otherwise every 3-4 months is fine.  So one bottle lasts a year or more!

The most amazing testimonials I’ve received from my Norwex customers are about this product. Husbands who’ve stopped snoring, kids who’ve stopped coughing at night, moms who are able to wear contacts because their eyes aren’t dry and itchy, people who don’t sneeze multiple times every morning anymore.  I personally ALWAYS travel with a samples-size spray bottle of mattress cleaner for hotel room beds!  Who do you know who needs some desperately?

My Version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted on August 25, 2014

The ice bucket challenge has done a great job of raising awareness about ALS. So when I was nominated for the challenge, I figured one more video of someone dumping ice water on her head might not accomplish much.  Instead, I started researching more about the suspected causes of ALS at places like the National Institute of Health and Mayo Clinic.

What I found was similar to when I was researching causes of Auto-immune disorders – our bodies are simply being exposed to too many toxic chemicals in our every day lives, and it can cause things to go haywire inside.

So here’s my version of the challenge, switching gears to start focusing on what we can do to PREVENT diseases like this. My number one tip for reducing toxins in your world is to stop using dryer sheets!  Here are 7 reasons why.

What’s your top tip for reducing toxins?

New reusable produce bags – HUGE impact on plastic waste!

Posted on August 14, 2014

One of the healthiest things you can do for your family is eat fresh vegetables and fruit.  So don’t you wish there was an alternative to those plastic produce bags?  They’re really hard to re-use because they’re so thin, which makes them single-use-and-to-the-landfill plastic.  Ugh.
Plastic Produce Bags

Eco-friendly shoppers have gone to great lengths to find alternatives. But you know me, I want it both easy AND green!

So I am SO excited about the brand new Norwex Reusable Produce Bags! They’re so EASY to use!  Durable (strong mesh polyester weave), washable, and of course BPA-free, Phthalate-free, and lead-free.

Reusable Produce Bags

You can:

  • Scan and weigh produce inside the bags
  • Wash, rinse and store right in the bag!

You’ll not only need a set for your own house, but what an amazing teacher gift, hostess gift, or housewarming gift!

If our family uses these bags once a week, we’ll save 150 plastic produce bags a year.  Last year in the US, 1,440,000 homes purchased Norwex products.  If all of those homes switch to reusable produce bags, we will use 216 MILLION fewer plastic produce bags in one year!!

Won’t our oceans be happy?