Wednesday, February 2, 2011


The idea for this post came to me last night as I was washing my floor with my Norwex microfiber cloth.

Norwex cleaning products are all the rage in my peer group right now. Here's their blurb taken from their website: "All Norwex products support our company mission to improve the quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning. With a commitment to effective cleaning, responsible care for the earth, and the power of information, together we can become a generation to leave behind a legacy of improved quality of life."

Disclaimer #1: I am not trying to sell you anything, nor am I getting paid to write this. No body has asked me to write this post.

The reason I bought Norwex is because with kids starting to clean bathrooms and floors, we were going thru cleaning products like crazy. 1 capful of Lysol quickly turned into "oops, I just dumped in half the bottle". If they could clean using just water, I was willing to try it to save a few bucks.

My Norwex products and I have gotten along great. I am one of those goofy people who like a nice cleaning rag. When I find a favorite rag, I use it all the time. Just trying to make a necessary, but sometimes unpleasant, task a bit more enjoyable.

However, I've noticed a drawback of cleaning with Norwex. There's no smell involved.

Scene #1: The kids walking in the door from school.
Pre-Norwex: First kid thru the doors, smelling the lingering Lysol, yells to the other "Take your shoes off, Mom just washed the floor." Or else "Hey Mom, I can tell you cleaned today cuz I can smell it."

Post-Norwex: Kids fly thru the door from school, drop their backpacks, race into the kitchen and hear me say, "Shut-the-door-and-take-your-shoes-off-can't-you-tell-I-just-washed-the-floor-ugh!!!"

Scene #2 Hubby walking in the door late at night after his monthly Board Meeting to a freshly cleaned house.
Pre-Norwex: "It looks nice in here!"

Post-Norwex: "Yawn, I should really hit the sheets!"

Now that I use Norwex, no one knows when I clean or that I even do it. There's no smell to alert them that I do more around here than hibernate in my craft room or wash an occasional load of clothes.

Disclaimer #2: I do not expect to be complimented, thanked or patted on the back for cleaning. The above statements were completely tongue-in-cheek.

My two other favorite Norwex products are;

the dish rags. These work awesome on my granite tile counter tops. They don't leave streaks. The kids can get the counter tops clean and shiny when using these rags.the de scaler spray. When we bought our house, it had sat empty for a couple of years. There were hard water spots on both shower doors and around the faucets. I sprayed this on there, let it sit for a bit, wiped with my rag and they're shiny as new. Mom, you need this for your house!

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Jenny said...

This post is awesome! and thanks for the shout-out! I love all my Norwex things too! But you hit the nail on the head....I have actually thought that too..nobody notices that I have just spent half the day cleaning!! And I say "half" the day instead of the "whole" day, because they really do make cleaning so much faster and easier!

Chet and Laura said...

I have yet to attend a Norwex party, due to my busy evening schedule. I'd love to try it out, though. Those rags look awful familiar; did Mom have them when we were growing up?

One of my friends boiled hers to clean it, maybe? But she left it in there too long and something melted and ruined it.

Caroline said...

I love my Norwex rags! The two items that you featured are probably my favorite too - the kitchen rags and the descaler. I think the descaler is magic :)

natalie said...

I LOVE my kitchen clothes for my granite as well! My other favorite is the window cloth. Wipe with water and dry with the window cloth and ta-da!!!!! NO STREAKS! NO WINDEX! NO PAPER TOWELS! I love the stuff Norwex sells:)