How to Care for your Norwex Cloths!

How to Care for your Norwex Cloths!

So you made a great decision to invest in Norwex! I call it an investment because they will change the way you clean your home… eco-friendly, non-toxic, environmentally-friendly, quick and easy cleaning methods. They are also an investment because they can seem expensive when starting your collection.  I’m Dutch… I know.  Lastly, they are an investment because they last for a LONG time… so you want to protect them!
An important part of my job is to teach you how to use and care for your product properly, so that they clean the way they are intended and so that the products will last as long as possible. The number one way you can protect your Norwex investment is to launder them properly! Let me share the strategies I have discovered through my years of using Norwex products to maximize your enjoyment of your Norwex products for many years to come!
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It is important to launder them in the washer and dryer on a regular basis.  The agitation cycle in the washer agitates the cloth which releases the dirt, grime and grease that has collected in the cloth when cleaning.  The dryer works to “perk up” the spokes in the microfibers and allows them to be statically charged to clean dry or wet.
Launder Norwex Microfiber in Washer and Dryer
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Wash in the washing machine weekly, ideally the Hot/Cold, Wash/Rinse option.  Hot water relaxes the microfibers allowing them to release the dirt that has been collected in the cloth and does a better job cleaning the cloth. By using scent-free detergent, you ensure that the microfibers in the cloth will not be coated by the fragrances or chemicals that are often found in regular detergent.  Norwex has two great scent-free laundry detergents to choose from: Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and a Liquid Laundry Detergent.  I also add one cap full of the Norwex Odour Eliminator as well, to every load (not just Norwex) we launder at our home.

Washing with only lint-free fabrics is important to maintain the integrity of the microfibers.  If you wash your Norwex cloths with your favourite fluffy beach towels, the microfibers will collect all the lint from the towel and clog the microfibers… making the cloth unable to collect dirt and debris the next time you use it to clean. Think of the fibers as spokes on a bicycle wheel… they collect debris… but if there are loose towel fibers within reach, they will collect those too, clogging the cloths ability clean.

how norwex microfibers work

If you use fabric softeners, dryer sheets or bleach with your Norwex cloths, you will coat all the microfibers making them unable to their job. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets work to reduce static because they coat the fibers in our clothes, but they are full of chemicals and fragrances as well as being hard on the environment. Because they are designed to coat fibers, they destroy Norwex microfiber cloths. Use Norwex Dryer Balls or Fluff and Tumble Dryer Balls to create space between your cloths in the dryer to allow the microfibers to “perk up” and be able to clean the surfaces in your home.  Wondering why there are two different of types of dryer balls and which one you should buy?  Read Norwex Dryer Balls FAQ.

A Few Notes: 

Avoid Submerging your Cloths into Soapy Water.  I’m referring to the soapy water in your kitchen sink.  I am often asked… “If the cloths can’t go in soapy water… do I launder them without detergent in my machine?”  You want to use laundry detergent in your washing machine, that is an important part of cleaning your cloths.  Your washer’s spin cycle ensures all the soap is removed.

Change your Cloths Regularly. If you are accustom to using your kitchen cloth (whether it is Grandma’s croqueted cloth or a cotton rag) until it is smelly…. you don’t want to do that with your Norwex cloths!  People also often think, well Norwex has Baclock™ the micro silver antibacterial agent that goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth, so I rarely have to switch out my cloth. The Baclock™ agent does not have magical powers, Norwex cloths can get oversaturated with bacteria. What you are smelling is the growth of bacteria in your cloth.  Don’t wait until it is smelly!  Have a regular laundering routine.

I have followed Delores’ laundering instructions since 2006 and my cloths have always smelled fresh and clean.  No smelly cloths at my house.  ~ Michelle Kool, Edmonton, Alberta

Here is what I suggest:

Enviro & Kitchen Cloths: 1 cloth, every 2-3 days… hang to dry and launder

Body Pack Cloths (used for face or body): 1 cloth for 2 days… a three pack is to last one person for a week.

Everything Else: Launder once per week. I literally walk around my house and collect cloths from the bathrooms, kitchen, garage, our four hair turbans and spa wraps, face cloths, chenille hand towels, kitchen cloths and towels, the bath mats and hand towels, Bentley’s (our dog) mitts and towel… everything and launder them once a week.

Colour Code your Cloths. The EnviroCloth comes in four different colours. In my house, I  colour codes our EnviroCloths for different jobs.  It works like a dream.

Grey EnviroCloth: Kitchen jobs.

Blue EnviroCloth: For “blue” jobs.  The jobs that will stain the cloth get done with the blue cloth.  I don’t want all my cloths stained so I colour code.  These jobs include: cleaning the bbq, outside furniture and windows and anything in the garage.

Pink EnviroCloth: For the Toilets. Think ‘Pink is for Pee’. I literally hang them on the plumbing under the sink so they are handy if need be … like when young nephews come to visit 🙂

Green EnviroCloth: Bathroom jobs, like: wiping down the shower, tub, sinks and counters.

For Best Results use Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent or Norwex Liquid Laundry Detergent.  I often remind my clients that when you buy a good pair of leather boots, they always ask you if you have spray to protect your new footwear (your investment)?  The same is true for Norwex Microfiber cloths.  Do you have the laundry supplies required to protect your investment? Both of Norwex’s laundry soaps are fantastic… both require very little, UPP is powder, the Liquid detergent is enzyme-powered to help remove odor and stains.

Norwex Laundry Detergent

 

So, let’s say… your Norwex cloths smell… they were used for too long or they weren’t laundered frequently… now what?   Read this blog “How to Deep Clean your Microfiber Cloths” for all the details.

Norwex products are an investment!  They are going to reduce the chemicals in your home, while providing a superior way to clean.  Please leave a comment to let me know how these tips helped you get the most out of your Norwex cloths.

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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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What’s on Special at Norwex in November?

What’s on Special at Norwex in November?

Tis the Season for Savings!  It is November and that means that Christmas is just around the corner.  Wouldn’t it be fun to fill your adult kids’ stockings with more than just chocolate?  The Norwex Customer Specials could totally fill a stocking or gift bag with a practical, eco-friendly, all-natural, environmentally-friendly gift this Christmas. Norwex has some great items on sale this month… some products for your kiddos and some of the top-10 selling products.Norwex Specials

Customer Specials – PDF

Eco Kids

Norwex SpecialProtecting our families and our kids from exposure to chemicals in our homes is Norwex’s mission.  I love being part of their mission and educating people about how to protect themselves.  This special is for your kids, or your sister’s kids or your grandkids.

Baby Body Pack with Baclock™ – These cloths are constructed out of super-gentle microfiber to pamper your baby’s skin. They are perfect for their delicate skin and can clean them from head to toe, with just water. They have Baclock™, the micro silver agent in the cloth that goes to work with self-purification properties against the mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours so that it is ready to use again.  The pack comes in 3 sweet pastel colours so that you can designate one for cleaning your baby’s gums, one for your baby’s body and the one for his bottom.  They can completely replace/reduce the need for chemical-laden wipes.

Reusable Wet Wipes Bag – This handy bag will allow you to take dry or damp Baby Body Pack cloths on the go.  It is water-resistant, has a front pouch for clean cloths and a larger pouch for soiled/wet cloths and is a perfect size for your purse or diaper bag and is washable.  Did you know? Disposable Wet Wipes are the on of the most common consumer items in our landfills, making up 30% of non-biodegradable waste.

Kids Pet to Dry – Brown Bear with Baclock™ – This cute and irresistible hand towel will encourage your kids to wash and dry their hands in the washroom or kitchen.  It has all the good stuff, including; super-soft and absorbent chenille microfiber, Baclock™ micro silver agent and they are quick to dry. I wish these were around when my girls were little, such a fun way to teach an important lifelong good habit.  Did you know? In order to kill the harmful bacteria on our hands, you need to scrub with soap and water for 15-20 seconds.  95% of people don’t wash long enough and only 2 out of 3 people use soap.

Scrub and Shine

Norwex Customer SpecialsCleaning Paste – This is one of my top-10 sellers.  Norwex accurately describes it is “elbow grease in a jar”.  It is made of three active ingredients, including, marble flour, natural soap and traces of coconut oil.  It cleans, protects, and polishes in one application.  You only need to use a dab of paste with a damp EnviroCloth and it will clean a variety of stuff around your home.  To read more about how versatile the Cleaning Paste is, read this post.  Did you know? The tub of Cleaning Paste will last at least a year on average!!!

Scrubby Corner Cloth with Baclock™ – This cloth is constructed just like the EnviroCloth.  It is made of microfiber that is 1/200th the size of a human hair, it has Baclock™ self-purifying agent, is absorbent and has the ability to clean up to 99% bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions. But what is different is that it has a handy little scrubby corner.  Why, you ask? When you use an EnviroCloth to clean all your surfaces, you are bound to come across sticky spots or dried-on food that need a little extra scrub.  When you use this cloth, it is already attached and ready when you are.  In my experience, it is a great cloth to clean toilets.  All those little nooks and crannies are easily cleaned with a little scrub and then wipe down.  When used with the Cleaning Paste they can tackle anything.

Spend & Get

Spend & Get

So now you know the Specials for the month!  The more we know about the personal products we use, the better choice we can make.  I love that Norwex is always providing options for people to reduce the use of chemicals in their life, and their kids’ life.  Try them for yourself, or get started on your Christmas list.

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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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It’s Norwex Host Rewards MOP MONTH with a TWIST!

It’s Norwex Host Rewards MOP MONTH with a TWIST!

You are going to want to gather all your family and friends and host a Norwex presentation in the month of November!  Of course you do!!   It is one of my favourite host rewards.  A FREE NORWEX MOP SYSTEM! The twist part is, that with the opportunity to earn a Norwex Mop System, you have the opportunity to earn the NEW Wet Mop Pad and the amazing NEW Chenille Dry Mop Pad.  It just came out a few months ago and has made the mop system even better than before.

The Wet Mop pad is made of 70% recycled materials (environmentally-friendly) and the Chenille Dry Mop Pad uses static electricity to attract all the dust, dirt and debris off your dry floors into the nubby chenille fibers. You have never mopped your floor like this and you will love it.  Keep reading and I will explain how this eco-friendly, only-requires-water, light-weight, natural-clean, time-saving, environmentally-friendly, easy-to-use, green-clean mop system will quickly become your favourite mop (oops, I may have said too much all ready)!

This Mop System is the star of this month’s Norwex Host Rewards, but there is more available than just the mop.  The Host Rewards is 4 -STARS  that all work together to give my hosts an abundance of great product.  The stars are available to all hosts, you don’t have to choose just one; they are all based on the Amount in Guest Sales, the Number of New Bookings and the Number of Buying Guests.

November Mop Month – PDF

A variety of product is available for host when their party reaches a minimum of $350 in sales, has 1 new booking and 3 buying guests.  As the sales increases… so do the rewards.  When you reach the first goal, your first reward will be FREE SHIPPING and the product listed in the first column! When your party reaches $750… you are eligible for a FREE NORWEX MOP, with the NEW Wet Mop Pad and Chenille Dry Mop Pad as listed in the 3rd column!!!

Let me highlight a few products, to get you excited!!! Click on the highlighted products for more info.

Norwex Reusable Grocery Bag DeloresVan.comReusable Grocery BagYou might think, “but I have enough reusable bags!”, but you probably don’t have one like the Norwex Reusable Grocery Bag.  It is the perfect size, very durable, has a self-cleansing Baclock™ lining as well as a food-grade fabric that helps keep your produce fresh.  Isn’t it innovative to have a Baclock™ agent in the lining designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and/or mildew growth in the bag? This way, each time you go for groceries, you know your bag is clean!!!

Orchid Kitchen Cloth & Towel with Baclock™ – I love the Norwex colour line up and the Orchid Colour is so pretty. The Norwex Kitchen Cloth and Towel are everything you would want in a cloth.  The microfiber cloths are designed use a combination of static electricity and capillary action to pull dirt and grease up into the fibers and off the surfaces in your kitchen. The cloth actually cleans the surfaces instead of just pushing the dirt around and cross contaminating your kitchen. The Baclock™ micro silver agent in the cloth goes to work with self-purification properties against mold, fungi and bacterial odor within 24 hours so that it is ready to use again. Isn’t it nice to think that you could use your kitchen cloth more than one day???

Large Wet Mop Pad Recycled with Baclock™ – The NEW improved Wet Mop Pad (52 cm x 15 cm / 20.47″ x 5.91″)! I love how Norwex works to keep improving its products. The Wet Mop Pad is constructed of microfiber and 70% recycled materials (plastic bottles), as well, it has Baclock™ agent that works to self-purify the mop head between uses and only needs water to clean your floor completely. In fact, it has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface when following proper care and use instructions.

Large Mop Base – This durable mop base easily snaps into the handle, can be locked to wash walls and uses velcro to make attaching the Wet and Dry Mop heads quick and simple. What more can you ask for?

Telescopic Mop Handle – The beauty of having a telescopic handle is that this mop will fit the smallest and the tallest person in your house! The most ergonomic fit is to have your Mop Handle at chin height.  Simply twist, adjust and tighten.

Large Chenille Dry Mop Head– Brand NEW this fall! The extra-long nubby chenille fibers are designed to pick up and hold dust, dirt, pet hair, large particles and crumbs from your dry floors. Use this Mop Head first, and follow it with the Wet Mop Head. It is also great for cleaning dry walls and baseboards. You have never cleaned your floor this quickly or this good.

Set of 4 Charcoal Norwex Napkins with Baclock™ – Did you know? Every day it takes about 51,000 trees and 60 million gallons of water to supply North America’s paper towel habit.  Who hasn’t reached for a paper towel or a stack of paper napkins during a messy dinner? I love that Norwex creates solutions to reduce our overuse of trees. Each Norwex Napkin made from 50% recycled materials is constructed of 1.25 500 ml recycled plastic bottles.  The napkins are environmentally-friendly because of their composition, the fact that you can reuse and because they have Baclock™ micro silver agent that allows self-purifying agent to clean the napkin so you can use it more than once before washing. That’s a great nappy.  These have become a family favourite!!

The More Guests Who Purchase, the More FREE Product You Earn!  Invite everyone you know! In my experience, when a host invites 40 friends or family members, 8-10 will be able to attend.  That is the average!  When you have 3 buying guests, you will receive FREE SHIPPING!  At 5 buying guests, you will receive an EnviroCloth!  And so on….   Check out the turquoise chart near the bottom of the flyer.

Host FREE Dollars!  This reward allows you to pick from your Norwex Wish List and get the product you want or need. This reward is based on a percentage of the Total Guest Sales.  You receive 8% in Free Host Dollars up to $249.99.  That means you start earning this reward from the first sale.  If your party sells $750+, you will not only earn the FREE Norwex Mop, but also 12% or $90 in FREE PRODUCT of your choosing.

Plain and Simple.  Earn a Window Cloth with each new Booking.  The Window Cloth, also known as a Polishing Cloth is perfect for getting windows, mirrors, shower doors, glass tables, granite countertops, brushed and stainless steel appliances clean and streak-free with just water.  My favourite things about the Norwex Window Cloth are that they don’t leave chemical-muck behind to attract dirt faster and that it reduces my need for paper towel, while doing a fantastic job!!! A simple, but AWESOME, host reward. Watch this video for how to use the Window Cloth:

The Norwex Mop Month Host Rewards is an AWESOME opportunity!  If you are new to Norwex and can’t wait to get your collection started… hosting a presentation in your home is a fantastic way to do that. Or if you just love your Norwex products and want a new Mop… hosting a presentation in your home is your ticket.  Book your presentation today.

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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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