Spring Clean Dusting with Norwex

Spring Clean Dusting with Norwex

Spring Cleaning Dusting

Our homes collect dust!

Did you know? Dust is made up of all sorts of stuff – organic stuff like dead skin, but also toxic stuff from our environment.  Although spring cleaning includes dusting because of how wonderful it feels when the dusting is done, it should also be done as a fight against toxins in our homes. The EWG or Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment”.  They conducted studies to reveal the dirt about dust in our homes. They found that dust,

“is a place where harmful chemicals are found. One recent study by the Silent Spring Institute identified 66 endocrine-disrupting compounds in household dust tests, including flame retardants, home-use pesticides, and phthalates.

The chemicals in your dust originate from both inside and outside your house:

1.  Products inside your house “shed” chemicals over time — furniture, electronics, shoes, plastics, fabrics and food, among other things.

2.  Outdoor pollutants enter on your shoes and through open and cracked windows and doors.

Once inside, the contaminants in indoor dust degrade more slowly (if at all) than they would outside in the environment where moisture and sunlight typically break them down.

One type of toxic chemical commonly found in household dust is chemical flame retardants (aka PBDEs). As highly flammable synthetic materials have replaced less-combustible natural materials, PBDEs have been added to thousands of everyday products, including computers, TVs and furniture — among many others.”

To read more: http://www.ewg.org/research/healthy-home-tips/tip-8-get-rid-toxic-dust

The EWG cautions that young children are at a higher risk of being exposed to these toxins because they spend most of their time playing on the floor putting their little fingers and anything they grab into their mouths… so let’s get started and remove dust without adding any more chemicals.

You will need: Enviro Cloth, EnviroWand, Superior Mop CollectionMicro Cleaning Hand Pad

Walls

First you will need to wash your walls from fingerprint height and lower (everything above this height is just dust) using a well-wrung Enviro Cloth.  For any scuffs use a small square of a Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and give it a scrub.  For dusting, lock the head on your Mop, attach the dry head (yellow), and dust all the way to the ceiling.

Wood Furniture

Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand- the faster you can dust the better- and give the dusting mitts one spray of water.  It will remove all the dust, finger prints, coffee marks etc. and leave the furniture streak free.

Doors

Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand, spray one squirt of water and clean the details in your doors beautifully.

blindsBlinds

Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand and hold the blind with one hand and rub along the face and underside of each slat.  The mitts will hold a lot of dust while leaving your slats clean.

 

How to… Dust with Norwex

 

 

 

Door Frames

Bend the EnviroWand in an upside “U” and drag along the tops of your door frames. Quick and simple!!!

Pictures Frames

Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand and hold the frame with one hand and dust with the other.

Light Fixtures & Ceiling Fans

Bend your EnviroWand and give it a squirt of water and gently remove all the dust from those fixtures.

Dusting…Done!

Remember your EnviroWand can bend and flex, so give it a squirt of water and sneak it into areas you have never dusted before.

Between the Dusting Mitts and the EnviroWand you will be able to dust the majority of the surfaces in your home.  Isn’t that amazing?

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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 Your Rooms with Norwex

Spring Clean Your Rooms with Norwex

Spring Cleaning Bathrooms

Bathrooms require A LOT of maintenance, right?! Often bathrooms, because they are part of our regular cleaning schedule, they often get forgotten when it comes to spring cleaning.

Spring Cleaning is the perfect time to give your bathrooms a really deep clean… clean out the drawers, remove calcium build up on your taps, reorganize your toiletries, etc…   Spring cleaning your bathrooms with Norwex will make the job fast and efficient as most of the surfaces can be cleaned with only water and an EnviroCloth.  For the areas of your bathroom that have water stain or rust stains,  Norwex has biodegradable hard-working solutions to tackle those jobs.  Your bathrooms will be sparkling in no time and all with natural cleaning products from Norwex.

Here is a quick guide to help you get your bathrooms EXTRA sparkly during this spring cleaning season.

Spring Cleaning Bathroom

 

Norwex products provide innovative and simple methods to clean your home.  Watch the videos below to get the most out of your Norwex products!

Ergonomic Toilet Brush and Holder (with an antibacterial agent in the brush to stop the growth of bacteria and mould)

Cleaning your Shower with Norwex Descaler

 

Spring Cleaning Other Rooms in Your Home

Of course bathrooms are not the only rooms in your home that need attention during spring cleaning… Check out this guide for spring cleaning your living room, bedrooms and closets (yup… even the closets).

Spring cleaning Rooms

Clean and Polish Glass Furniture

 

 

Spring Cleaning Your Rooms

A lot of spring cleaning is spent dusting! You know… dust collects everywhere. Be encouraged that as you dust (and it is easy with Norwex’s Dusting Mitt) that you are removing harmful chemicals, dead skin and irritants that make up dust from your home. Spring Cleaning with Norwex will be a breeze and then before you know it… summer will be here!

Comment Below: How will you celebrate when your spring cleaning is done?

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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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My Norwex Favourite Top 10

My Norwex Favourite Top 10

What is Norwex?  Is Norwex new to you? Or are you wondering what Norwex product would be great to add to your collection?  Look no further.  Let me share the top 10 favourite Norwex products that will get you well on your way to transforming your home into a safe haven. These are the products I sell the most, they are tried-and-true, and have become the cleaning staples in my home for the past 10 years.

EnviroCloth — It is the cloth that started Norwex and has the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from surface when your following proper care and use instructions.   They are simple to use and simply clean your home with just water.

Window Cloth— A Norwex staple that used along side the EnviroCloth to polish surfaces and windows. Use the Window Cloth dry to polish the surface after wiping with a wet EnviroCloth, or mist your windows or mirror with water and polish to a streak-free shine!

These two cloths are amazing and are best friends. When working side by side they can clean and polish anything in the home! Not to mention how fast I clean my house now and everything stays cleaner longer! These are the first two must-have items to purchase when you start your Norwex collection.” ~ Meighan, Illinois, USA

Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner — This highly concentrated cleaner is perfect for all your bathroom cleaning needs.  It has both cleaning and descaling properties without corrosive fumes to remove hard water deposits, soap scum, rust spots and leaving all the surfaces in your bathroom shiny.  ** do not use on natural stone.

Descaler — This Descaler consists of natural acids to effectively remove mineral deposits, soap scum, lime/scale, calcium and rust stains without damaging the surfaces with scrubbing.  It makes your taps & drains, your shower doors & curtains, shower stalls & bathtubs all SHINY.  Spray Descaler on the desired surface, wait 5 minutes and wipe with an EnviroCloth or Bathroom Mitt to reveal a perfectly clean surface.   TIP:  Put a little Descaler in a plastic bag and attach it onto your shower head with an elastic band…come back a couple hours later to sparkling clean spray nozzle!   ** do not use on natural stone.

Vintage Body Pack — This 3-pack, super-soft, Norwex Microfiber Cloth pack is perfect for cleansing your face and body gently, yet thoroughly.  It is perfect for sensitive or mature skin and works to cleanse skin and remove excess oils, exfoliate acne and blackheads with just water.

Superior Mop Collection — The versatile mop system comes with both the dry mop pad and the wet mop pad for a complete floor cleaning system.  The dry mop uses static electricity to attract the smallest particles as you first go over your floor in a figure eight pattern.  Then quickly clean out the dry mop pad with a few strokes of the RubberBrush into the garbage.  Grab the wet mop pad (which has self-purifying qualities of BacLock™ technology), rinse with warm water, roll to wring it out and then clean your floor without any chemicals. The mop is designed for linoleum, vinyl, laminate, wood, marble & tile flooring and will leave each surface streak free.

Cleaning Paste — Affectionately known as “elbow grease in a jar”.  This product’s active ingredients include: marble flour, natural soup & coconut oil.  Use it with a Spirisponge or EnviroCloth to clean and polish chrome, stainless steel, porcelain, burnt on food, rust stains, coffee pots, glasses, food-ware products, bathtubs and tiles and lawn furniture.  It is fantastic! *not for use on brushed stainless steel.

Dusting Mitt — Can be used wet or dry to effectively and quickly dust all areas of your home, without any chemicals, including; blinds, screens, fans and vent covers.  The Dusting Mitt uses static electricity to trap dust and allergens in the mitt.  It has Baclock™ in the cloth goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth in the mitt.  For dirter jobs, spray a mist of water on the mitt and wipe down the surface.

Fluff & Tumble Dryer Balls — These 100% natural wool dryer balls are a fantastic alternative to using chemical-laden dryer sheets to reduce the static in your clothes, reduce your drying time and you can add the beautiful scent of essential oils to the Dryer Ball to freshen your clothes.

Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent — An awesome detergent that is highly concentrated, stain-fighter, safe for all linens, colour safe, safe for both HE and conventional washing machines, free from phosphates, filler, perfumes and is 100% biodegradable.  What more could you want in a clothes detergent?

Give one or all ten of these top 10 favourite products a try.  Post below, how many of these products do you own?  Let me know how they have made your home a safer haven.

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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 Dusting

Spring Clean Dusting

Our homes collect dust. Dust is made up of all sorts of stuff – organic stuff like dead skin, but also toxic stuff from our environment.  Although spring cleaning includes dusting because of how wonderful it feels when the dusting is done, but it should also be done as a fight against toxins in our homes. The EWG or Environmental Working Group is a nonprofit organization whose mission is “to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment”.  They conducted studies to reveal the dirt about dust in our homes. They found that dust,

“is a place where harmful chemicals are found. One recent study by the Silent Spring Institute identified 66 endocrine-disrupting compounds in household dust tests, including flame retardants, home-use pesticides, and phthalates.

The chemicals in your dust originate from both inside and outside your house:

1  Products inside your house “shed” chemicals over time — furniture, electronics, shoes, plastics, fabrics and food, among other things.

2  Outdoor pollutants enter on your shoes and through open and cracked windows and doors.

Once inside, the contaminants in indoor dust degrade more slowly (if at all) than they would outside in the environment where moisture and sunlight typically break them down.

One type of toxic chemical commonly found in household dust is chemical flame retardants (aka PBDEs). As highly flammable synthetic materials have replaced less-combustible natural materials, PBDEs have been added to thousands of everyday products, including computers, TVs and furniture — among many others.”

To read more: http://www.ewg.org/research/healthy-home-tips/tip-8-get-rid-toxic-dust

The EWG cautions that young children are at a higher risk of being exposed to these toxins because they spend most of their time playing on the floor putting their little fingers and anything they grab into their mouthes… so let’s get started and remove dust without adding any more chemicals.

You will need: Enviro Cloth, EnviroWand, Superior Mop CollectionMicro Cleaning Hand Pad

Walls – First you will need to wash your walls from fingerprint height and lower (everything above this height is just dust) using a well-wrung Enviro Cloth.  For any scuffs use a small square of a Micro Cleaning Hand Pad and give it a scrub.  For dusting, lock the head on your Mop, attach the dry head (yellow), and dust all the way to the ceiling.

Wood Furniture – Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand- the faster you can dust the better- and give the dusting mitts one spray of water.  It will remove all the dust, finger prints, coffee marks etc. and leave the furniture streak free.

Doors – Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand, spray with one squirt of water clean the details in your doors beautifully.

blindsBlinds – Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand and hold the blind with one hand and rub along the face and underside of each slat.  The mitts will hold a lot of dust while leaving your slats clean.

 

 

 

Watch how:

Door Frames – Bend the EnviroWand in an upside “U” and drag along the tops of your door frames.

Pictures Frames – Put a Dusting Mitt on each hand and hold the frame with one hand and dust with the other.

Light Fixtures & Ceiling Fans – Bend your EnviroWand and give it a squirt of water and gently remove all the dust from those fixtures.

Done!

Remember your EnviroWand can bend and flex, so give it a squirt of water and sneak it into areas you have never dusted before.

Between the Dusting Mitts and the EnviroWand you will be able to dust the majority of the surfaces in your home.  Isn’t that amazing?

****************************************

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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