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Chemical Free House Cleaning? Norwex Cloths Make it Possible!

Updated on May 27, 2013
These are the three Norwex cloths I used for cleaning the kitchen
These are the three Norwex cloths I used for cleaning the kitchen | Source
This is my greasy, splattered, and heavily used stovetop
This is my greasy, splattered, and heavily used stovetop | Source
The Norwex cloths made my stovetop really shiny and almost new again!
The Norwex cloths made my stovetop really shiny and almost new again! | Source
Very impressed with the results of the three cloths! And no chemicals, only water.
Very impressed with the results of the three cloths! And no chemicals, only water. | Source
My splattered microwave, tomato sauce, bacon grease, butter and who knows
My splattered microwave, tomato sauce, bacon grease, butter and who knows | Source
Ick
Ick | Source
The enviro-cloth wiped the microwave right up with warm water
The enviro-cloth wiped the microwave right up with warm water | Source
Extremely clean microwave
Extremely clean microwave | Source
I used the enviro-cloth to clean the greasy wire rack and it worked great!
I used the enviro-cloth to clean the greasy wire rack and it worked great! | Source

Is chemical free cleaning the home a possibility? I would never have thought so, however, my friend is an independent salesperson for Norwex, so she leads cleaning parties in the home. The company makes cloths that are reusable and clean your house without chemicals, thanks to the silver threads embedded into the fibers. I was very skeptical that these would work as well as traditional cleaning products and I am happy to report, I am extremely satisfied with my Norwex products. I am not a salesperson for the company, although if I ever find time in my life to go back to independent sales, this would be a product I'd stand behind 100%.

For this article, I decided to concentrate on the kitchen cloth, the enviro-cloth and the polishing cloth. I did the whole kitchen with these three cloths and some warm water. The kitchen cloth is great for wiping up large crumbs off the counter, a pre-wash if you will. The reason it works so well is that the fibers are not woven quite as tightly as the enviro-cloth. It will let go of the dirt easier than the enviro-cloth. The enviro-cloth is woven in a star pattern and holds on to whatever dirt you are picking up with it, it really acts like extra fingers. The enviro-cloth is a bit harder to rinse the tiny crumbs out of than the kitchen cloth because it holds the crumbs so well.

All three of the cloths used are antibacterial; the silver fibers woven into the cloths make them self-cleaning and kill all bacteria on the surface. There is actually a really great video on YouTube showing this by using raw chicken rubbed on the counter. I'll provide the link at the end of the article.

To use the clothes, just dampen a quarter of the cloth with warm water. Wring the cloth out before using, it only needs to be damp. The cloths hold 7 times their weight in liquid, so they are extremely absorbant. Wipe the surface with the damp corner of the cloth. Then use a dry corner of the cloth to wipe down the surface. I use the three cloths in this order; kitchen, enviro-cloth, then I finish with the polishing cloth. The polishing cloth also cleans all glass, mirrors, and widows to a bright shine. The enviro-cloth used dry is also a superior duster, the dusting seems to last longer, too, it seems to act as a repellent to dust.

All you need to do to clean the cloths after a use is to rinse them with hot water. You can also put them into hot water for a soak of about 10 minutes to help lift the dirt out of the tight cloth fibers. It is possible to boil them once in a while, but it is not recommended more than once a month. Let the cloths hang to dry and then wash them weekly or so in a free-and-clear detergent. This will reduce laundry if you use cleaning cloths regularly or wash cloths, these do not hold smell if rinsed in hot water and hung to dry until they have been used quite a bit. The will get smelly with heavy use, but not nearly as quickly as my old wash cloths.

I also am enjoying cleaning more, I do not ever have to buy special stainless steel cleaner again. I can just pull a cloth out and use it quick, no bottles to mess around with or run out of. I used to hate when I ran out of my stainless steel cleaner. Never do I have to worry again. It is easier to clean now, because I only use water, and I have no more bottles to store. I am also using a lot less paper towels; which is great for the environment and pocketbook! I highly recommend looking into finding an independent Norwex salesperson near you, or check it out online at Norwex.com. If you look into these cloths and use them, you will not be disappointed!

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    Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    I am so glad you enjoyed my review! I really love my stuff that I have gotten, cleaning is really easier and faster (and dare I say more enjoyable) when using just Norwex cloths and water.

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    rebeccathompson4 4 years ago

    Love it Amber! If anyone would like to try the amazing Norwex products, just give me a shout... justusewater1@gmail.com. I'd be happy to get you started saving time, saving money, living healthier and enjoying cleaning (really!!!).

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    Amber Dahnke 4 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    Thank you so much for checking out my hub! I have been extremely pleased with my Norwex products and am saving a fair amount of money on cleaning products. I hope if you get a chance to try these cloths out, you love them as much as I do!

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    KawikaChann 4 years ago from Northwest, Hawaii, Anykine place

    Hi amberld, nicely done - I like the pics and the video available. Upvoted/useful/following. Peace. Kawi.