Tired of your stinky old dish cloth?

Posted on August 23, 2015

Stinky Dish Cloth

No more stinky dishcloth!  That was always a pet peeve of mine, but with the Norwex dish cloth there is NO stinky smell!  That’s because the loosely woven 100% nylon mesh doesn’t harbor germs, odors or food particles. Everything just rinses away! It is perfect for scrubbing caked on food and sticky stuff from dishes and counters – anywhere scrubbing is needed it can get the job done. Best of all, it won’t scratch surfaces so it is even safe to use inside the microwave.

Ever get flour all over your counter when baking? Yeah, me too, and chased it around forever while it turned to paste. NOT ANYMORE!  This cloth just grabs it right up and voila! Clean counter. I have used it outside to get bugs off my windshield and the grill of my car too. It dries fast and is always ready to work when I am. I LOVE my dish cloth!  It even has my mom’s seal of approval as her favorite Norwex product.  She has given so many of them away as gifts!

Stinky Norwex Cloths?

Posted on February 2, 2015

Stinky Norwex Cloths

Because they look like rags, we sometimes forget that Norwex cloths are high-tech cleaning tools and need to be taken care of the way we care for other power tools!

Last week at a demo I met a woman whose cloths didn’t work as well after she washed them the first time, and she wasn’t happy with how her mop was picking up pet hair. Turns out she didn’t know that fabric softener clogs the cloths, and that the rubber brush recharges the dry mop pad. One of the main reasons we offer the education of in-person demos is so we can make sure you know how to keep these tools working well for you for years to come! They pick up so much grime for us, we have to know how to help them release that grime so they can work over and over and over.

The main instruction for use is to use only water!  The reason the cloths work so well is all those microscopic fibers grab everything on the surface and pick it up into the cloth.  If you were to use any kind of soap or cleaning product, it would make the cloth slip along the surface instead of being able to grab everything, so it wouldn’t work as well!  Plus, if soap gets deep into the fibers and doesn’t get rinsed out properly, it will block the BacLock self-purifying action and your cloths could get stinky.

Always follow the correct washing instructions.

After each use, scrub the cloth against itself under running water, rinse well, wring out, and hang to dry.  (Isn’t that EASY??)

About once a week, machine wash and dry, hot water is best, with three simple rules:

  1. No bleach
  2. No fabric softener
  3. No linty fabrics

The laundry detergent that will keep the cloths at their best for years to come is our Norwex Ultra Power Plus, now certified for High Efficiency machines! (It still works great in conventional machines also.)

If you ever end up with cloths that aren’t smelling clean, the best remedy is to soak them overnight in hot water and Norwex laundry detergent.  Then wash as normal.

If your cloths have gotten fabric softener on them, or you have hard water and minerals are building up in the cloths, you can choose to boil the cloths in a pot of hot water with some vinegar to help dissolve what’s trapped in the fibers.

Last but not least, contact me for troubleshooting help!!

Car Detailing So Easy a Child Can Do It!

Posted on August 11, 2014

Carpooling to the Norwex national conference is as good an excuse as any to get the car cleaned up inside and out! My children helped because they like being a part of my success.  (And I rewarded them with a trip to the donut shop…)Cleaning the Car

Our only tools were a handheld vacuum and the Norwex basic cloths with water!

Windows so clear you think you’re in a convertible? Norwex Enviro cloth and water to clean and Window Cloth to polish!

Cleaning up the dashboard? Norwex Enviro cloth and water.

Stains on the seats? Norwex Enviro cloth and water.

Old, dried strawberry smoothie that I didn’t know had spilled on the floor in the back seat? You guessed it! Norwex Enviro cloth and water.  Can you believe it??

Seriously miraculous!  Yes of course I’m happy we didn’t have to use any chemicals, but the bottom line is, it was so EASY!

For the outside, I could have gotten out the hose and my Norwex car wash mitt but instead I chose to drive through a gas station car wash, use the cheapest wash, drive home and then polish it with the Norwex car cloth. Gorgeously shiny, streak-free, and because I removed all soap residue with the car cloth, dust won’t stick to it so it will stay cleaner longer!

I’ve even heard customers say they’ve washed their car in the garage in the middle of winter with just a bucket of water, the Norwex car wash mitt, and a car cloth.  Because you’re not using any soap, you don’t need to rinse with a hose, and it dries so quickly with the car cloth.

Do you love having a clean car?

Reason #237 I Love Working From Home

Posted on August 3, 2014

Yes, working at home has a downside. Work is always there. Like, for example, it’s 11:45 pm on a Tuesday evening and I’m in my office at my computer. But I’m in charge! No one is making me work. I’m having fun! I’m setting goals and hitting them out of the park!

And look who my work companions are:
Dog Under Desk

Meet our two rescue babies. Zelda loves to sit under my desk. (She doesn’t seem to mind that I stretch without remembering she’s there and bump her occasionally.) And Sarah is tucked in right next to my chair. Our vet’s best guess is that these two were breeders in a puppy mill before they were rescued, so they needed lots of extra time and attention when we first got them. And because I work from home, I was able to give that to them!

Here they are the day we brought them home from the shelter:
Kids in Car

If you’re looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the world while still setting your own schedule, take a closer look at my work at home job!