How do you clean your Dehumidifier?

How do you clean your Dehumidifier?

Dehumidifiers are a wonderful appliances for wicking extra moisture out of the air in your home… especially in hot, humid climates.  They are also designed to reduce allergens like dust mites, mould & mildew in the air and are effective to control condensation in damp basements and bathrooms.

But take a peek in the water reservoir tank of your dehumidifier… you may not like what you find.  Dehumidifiers have the tendency to grow bacteria and mould if they are not cleaned on a regular basis. The water and moisture that your dehumidifier absorbs tends to calcify and contain bacteria and other air-born materials which leave a difficult residue to clean. Yuck!dehumidifier before

Aren’t you glad that Norwex can come to the rescue again with a simple and environmentally-friend solution?  The above photo is of my dehumidifier… it obviously was in need of a good cleaning! So, I filled the reservoir with water and added a scoop of Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and let it soak overnight.  Check out the results!

I simply emptied the reservoir, took my EnviroCloth and wiped the dehumidifier clean. So easy!

Seriously, I don’t know what I would do without my Norwex products!  They are amazing!  The water stains, the calcification, the bacteria, the mould… all gone. Do you have an amazing “Norwex-to-the-rescue” story?  I would love to hear about it in the comments!

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Converse Shoes & Cleaning Paste

Converse Shoes & Cleaning Paste

Favourite Shoes need a little Brightening?

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Every once and a while our shoes start looking worn and dirty from all the places they have travelled.  Countless adventures in the backyard, at the campsite, in your garden, evening walks, stops at the grocery store, strolls through the mall, back and forth to your kids’ school and many countless errands have been made possible in your shoes. You may be tempted to buy a new pair, or maybe they are your very favourite pair and you would continue wearing them no matter what… luckily with Norwex, you won’t have to do either. Norwex has a solution to brighten up your tired shoes and give them a second chance.

Norwex affectionately calls its Cleaning Paste “elbow grease in a jar” because it works hard and it is has LOTS of different applications.  From cleaning stove tops, to making sinks shine, to removing coffee stains from coffee pots, to scrubbing the grout in between your tile…  and now you can use it to clean your shoes too!!! Plus… the Cleaning Paste only has 3 active ingredients: marble-flour, natural soup & coconut oil!

Dig out your shoes and simply grab a SpiriSponge and a dab of Cleaning Paste and give the rubber edges of your shoes a good scrub.  Use a damp, well-wrung EnviroCloth to wipe the edge clean. You will be amazed how your shoes will like new again and be ready for your next adventure.

after shoes

In the case of these favourite shoes, new laces were needed too… sometimes you got to do, what you got to do, for a good pair of shoes 🙂

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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Spring Clean Appliances

Spring Clean Appliances

This post is about deep cleaning kitchen appliances… the ones we couldn’t live without! I would like to share how to spring clean your oven without harmful toxins or the huge amount of energy output spent to run a traditional self-clean oven cycle, plus your fridge and your dishwasher and other small appliances without chemicals.

Oven:

The oven is a hard-working appliance and it shows the efforts of its labour in the grease spots, burnt on food, forgotten splatters and well, you know what I mean. The Oven & Grill Cleaner, a Spirinett, an EnviroCloth and Cleaning Paste will be all you need to spring clean your stove.

  • Preheat your oven to lowest temperature – approximately 170 degrees – and leave your racks in, they need cleaning too.
  • Turn off oven.
  • Standing to the side of your oven, spray the Oven & Grill Cleaner all over the door, walls, racks and floor of oven.  Please be careful to not spray the gasket mesh on the door.  Use a Spirinett to evenly distribute the Oven & Grill Cleaner. With the door fully open, let stand for 5 minutes.  The enzyme cleaner will work to dissolve any roasted chicken or lasagna that escaped its dish.
  • Remove racks and place in sink. Using a Spirinett, scrub down the entire oven and then the racks.
  • Wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Your oven will shine and you will be able to see through the window again.  A four-hour toxic process just became a half hour environmentally-and-canary-friendly process! Done!

Note: As you know, this is a dirty job and may stain your EnviroCloth. Remember to rinse your EnviroCloth well.

Now for the rest of your stove:

  • For the hood fan, remove your silver filter and place in the sink with hot water and a few tablespoons of Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent for 5 minutes. It will be shiny and look new.  Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and an EnviroCloth to clean the rest of the hood.  Wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.

filter

  • Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and a SpiriSponge to scrub any stove top. It will leave it clean and shiny without a scratch.  For removable elements, soak the catchers in hot water and then use a dab of Cleaning Paste and SpiriSponge to scrub clean. Wipe down stove top and knobs with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.
  • Remove all your items from the bottom drawer. First vacuum up crumbs and wipe clean with a well-wrung EnviroCloth.
  • Remove drawer and vacuum the debris from beneath your stove and use your Wet Mop Pad to clean the floor before replacing the drawer.
  • For the sides of your stove, spray 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side of your EnviroWand and wipe between your stove and cupboards.  Done!

Note: This method can be used in your toaster oven too.

 

Fridge:

I recommend spring cleaning your fridge the day before grocery day.  That way your fridge is as empty as it gets and there is less to move in and out.

  • Remove items from fridge.
  • Discard expired items and recycle empty containers.
  • Remove drawers and wash in the sink with warm  water and a squirt of Dishwashing Liquid.
  • Wipe down all the shelves and walls of your fridge starting from the top to allow the crumbs to collect on the bottom. For sticky spots use a little Cleaning Paste and SpiriSponge to remove, for dirty edges and tough-to-get spots use the sharp SpiriSponge edge to loosen and for scuffs use a small square of the Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and scrub clean.
  • To clean the fridge door, remove the door compartments and wash in warm water with a squirt of Dishwashing Liquid, use an EnviroCloth to wipe the entire door.
  • Replace all compartments.  Replace all your food.
  • Repeat the process for the inside of your freezer.
  • To clean the outside of your fridge, grab your Enviro Wand and give it 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side, run the wand up the side of your fridge, over the top and back down the other side.
  • To clean your water dispenser area, spray with Descaler, let sit for a few minutes, scrub with a SpiriSponge and wipe clean with an EnviroCloth.
  • To clean the floor beneath your fridge, spray 2 squirts of water on the thick tassel side of the EnviroWand and slide all the dirt, debris, pencils and pieces of lego from beneath your fridge.
  • Lastly, wipe down the front of your fridge with an EnviroCloth and polish with a Window Cloth.  For door handle smudges (on white appliances), cut a square of the Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and give it a scrub. Done! 

Another Option: You can pull your oven and fridge out from the wall.  Using your well-wrung EnviroCloth you can wipe down the sides and the surrounding cupboards and walls. Vacuum vents/coils. Clean floor with the Wet Mop Pad.

Now with the two toughest appliances clean… we can move on to some easier appliances.

Dishwasher:

This well-loved, often over-stuffed appliance needs a spring clean too.

  • Wipe the door edge with a well-wrung EnviroCloth to clean all the drips.
  • For any hard water/calcium build up or rust, spray with Descaler and scrub with a SpiriSponge to remove.
  • To maintain a shiny dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent and keep your glasses from getting cloudy, place a Magnet Ball in the cutlery department.  If you already have one, stuff a kid sock through the centre of the ball to clean. Done!

Dishwasher And Descaler

Coffee Pot:

  • Use a dab of Cleaning Paste and a SpiriSponge to clean your pot.  Even if you thought there was no hope… the Cleaning Paste will remove all the coffee stains and make your pot shiny and look new.
  • Wipe the outside of your machine with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Done!

Microwave:

  • Wipe down entire unit with a well-wrung EnviroCloth. Polish with Window Cloth.
  • Spray two squirts of water on your Enviro Wand and remove dust from beneath your microwave.  Done!

Now that you have started, look how much you have gotten done!  This kitchen is such a great place and now it just got better.

Did you know that this Friday is World Environment Day? Did you know that by cleaning with Norwex you drastically reduce your environmental footprint in our world.  Keep up the good work and Happy World   Environment Day!

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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More Time & Less Grime

More Time & Less Grime

Environmentally-friendly Norwex Cleaning Paste is often referred to as “elbow-grease in a jar”.  Use it for a variety of stubborn cleaning jobs.

Take a look in your cupboard and see how many of your  purchased cleaners have only three active ingredients.  The amazing Cleaning Paste contains: marble-flour, natural soap and traces of coconut oil.  It took me seven years of regular use to finish my first container and I use it regularly!  Norwex Cleaning Paste is perfect to use with the Spirisponge or EnviroCloth regularly to solve many of my toughest cleaning chores.

  • Polish and Protect Chrome
  • Stainless Steel
    • Pot and Pans
    • Kettles
    • Faucets and Sinks
  • Porcelain
  • Kitchen
    • Coffee Pots
    • Glasses
    • Food-Ware Products
  • Bathroom
    • Tubs and Tile
    • Faucets and Sinks
    • Counter Tops
  • Golf Clubs
  • Shoes
  • Remove permanent marker from white boards
  • Flooring
    • Tile and Grout
    • Removed scuff marks
    • Laminate / Linoleum
  • Vehicles, Boats and Campers:
    • Vinyl
    • White Walls
  • Lawn Furniture

I like to think of it as “super-paste”;  it cleans and polishes surfaces around your home.  It removes the toughest of grime, without introducing unnecessary and dangerous products to your living environment.  It is poison-, phosphate- and acid-free as well as easy on your skin and friendly on the environment.  Not only that, it smells GREAT.

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At a home presentation I did a while ago the host had a gas stove.  Her kettle was tarnished from repeated exposure to natural gas flame.  My host was explaining to her guests how she had tried everything to get it clean.  So… with the Cleaning Paste and a Spirisponge, I effortlessly demonstrated how this amazing product WORKS!

Cleaning Paste & Kitchen Scrub Cloth - Tea Kettle (Before & After) by Meighan Hopper w TextHow To Use:

  1. Dampen a Spirisponge, EnviroCloth, Kitchen Scrub Cloth or Scrubby Corner Cloth.
  2. Run it over the Cleaning Paste.
  3. Rub the surface to a polished shine.

The main testimonial from my customers is from cleaning their glass top stoves!  It works amazing!!

Cleaning Paste on stove top

At another presentation my host and her guests laughed that I wouldn’t be able to clean her sink.  It was heavily stained from coffee and tea and she mentioned her plan of replacing the old sink at some point in the future.  Within minutes, it was shiny and clean!

The pictures below shows the results:

Cleaning Paster - Kitchen Sink

*Note:  Test on an inconspicuous spot.  Do not use on brushed stainless steel, nickel, pewter, aluminum or wood.

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Delores VandenBoogaard is an Independent Norwex Sales Consultant from Edmonton, Alberta Canada with customers and consultants throughout Canada and the United States including; New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Prince Edward Island, North West Territories and Ontario. She also has customers and team members in; Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts, Florida, Arizona, Missouri, Colorado, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Washington, New Hampshire, Iowa and Maine.

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