Do you like giveaways? Have I got an exciting couple of months planned for you then! More on that in a bit.
Back in December I wrote a post about the pros and cons of using microfiber cloths for cleaning, and admitted to my own recent conversion.
Now I’m taking it a step further to tell you about the single cloth that I am now using to clean most of my house.
The Norwex envirocloth is a really “grabby” microfibre cloth, which means that it not only picks up all the dirt, it then holds on to it, instead of transferring it to the next surface you wipe. It has 2.9 million metres of microfibre in it, which use a capillary action to pull the dirt and grease up into the fibres. It also has micro-silver embedded in it, which means that as the cloth dries, any bacteria it picks up is disabled. In fact, other single-celled microorganisms such as fungi, yeast, and viruses also cannot survive in the presence of silver.
Norwex is a company committed to reducing the chemicals we use in our everyday lives, in cleaning and personal care products. Which, of course, is really something I can get behind. But, I wouldn’t recommend them if I hadn’t also used the products and been truly impressed by how well they work.
The fact is, the products I’ve tried really do work. They clean exceptionally well, with nothing but water.
When I had a Norwex party last year, the consultant actually used the damp envirocloth to clean a spot off my carpet, and then more recently when Mr Sustainable Suburbia spilled some red wine, it did a good job on that too! I would never have expected a cloth could do that.
The microfiber technology means that the cloth gets right into the pores of the surface, to remove microscopic bits of dirt that get left behind using ordinary cloths and sponges. When they are used dry, these cloths attract dirt and dust particles through a static effect. Used wet they are also incredible cleaners.
When my friend first started raving to me about Norwex last year, I bought a kitchen kit that was on sale that month, which included kitchen cloths, an envirocloth, a “scrubby” cloth (as mentioned in my ‘how to clean the shower‘ post) and the window cloth. This kit made a convert of me. I think if you just wanted two cloths that you could use for pretty well everything, the envirocloth and the window cloth would be it.*
So here’s a question for you: would you be confident cleaning up raw chicken from your bench top, just with water and a cloth?
I love this short video, because she actually takes swabs to see how well the envirocloth does exactly that:
Does it sound like I am trying do a sell job on the envirocloth? Well, there are a few reasons for that. Number one is I love it, and I think these cloths can really cut down on the average person’s chemical use.
For me, I really don’t use nasty cleaning chemicals anyway, but it has still saved me money (and all that packaging) in vinegar. And I love that it’s just so simple – people who may not want to mix up their own cleaning products can do this with just water!
But there are other reasons. The fact is, I’m celebrating. I am so sold on these products, I have decided to become a “Norwex Independent Sales Consultant”. And to celebrate, I am going to be doing a bunch of giveaways over the next two months! Woohoo! Make sure you come back each week. I am going to save the best giveaway till last 🙂
Party Party Party!
I am also holding an online Norwex Party, on Facebook. It’s going to run for about two hours and will also include a bunch more giveaways, some of them just for showing up!
This online event is on Monday 17 February, from 7:30-9:30pm, Australian Eastern Daylight Time. I’ll be accepting orders beforehand, and up to 9:30 that night, and anyone who orders will go in the big final prize draw. Plus you can earn extra entries on the night.
Find out how to join in by joining my Less Toxic Living, Hints, Tips and Updates group on Facebook. [NB Sorry to all my international readers, but you must be living in Australia to participate in this event.]
This Week’s Giveaway
This week I am giving away 1 Norwex envirocloth and 4 travel envirocloths, to 5 lucky readers (one cloth each). The travel clothes are just like a mini-envirocloth that you can take with you to wipe down tables, kids, prams, car seats etc. Mind you, I also have one of them in my bathroom, because I actually love using the small size for a quick wipe down of the basin, door frame or light switch etc. My sister has a set of four she keeps just for the loo – so it’s really easy to remember what not to use elsewhere!
How to enter the giveaway
To enter, just do the following three things:
- Join my Less Toxic Living, Hints, Tips and Updates group on Facebook
- Share this post publically, either on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ or your own blog (you can share easily right from those buttons at the top and bottom of the post).
- Leave a comment telling me whether you’ve used any Norwex products before, and if so what you like about them, and link to your “share”. For each place you share the post, you receive one entry into the draw, or for sharing it right on your blog, you get two!
Every entry will go into a hat, and one of my kids will draw the winner. I promise they will be fair. 🙂 No correspondence will be entered into yadda, yadda, yadda. Each entrant can only win once.
This giveaway is open up to and including next Tuesday, 11 February. The winners will be announced in the following week’s blog post.
Note: There will be some giveaways later on that you can enter from anywhere in the world, but this one is only for those in Australia, sorry.
Edited to add: Someone in the comments asked me if there was a catalogue online. Bit of an oversight that, sorry! The catalogue is at here (Note, this is the Australian one, if you are elsewhere in the world, you can find your local site here), and you can also order directly from me here, at my “online store“. I haven’t personalised it yet, but all the key information is there, as well as a link to the catalogue 🙂
*You may well ask why they then sell anything else, and I did, but I have to admit, I do use some of their other cloths for the specific purpose they’re designed for. After all, you probably do want a cloth that is only used in the kitchen, while you have something else for the bathroom. You could just have two envirocloths, but their kitchen cloth – which is a little smaller, has wider “waffles” so it picks up the crumbs better, and is also cheaper – actually is a better choice for everyday kitchen use. And the fruit and veg cloth actually does take the wax off waxed apples, which is awesome, and does an excellent job cleaning potatoes and carrots. And of course, the mop is awesome, though you *could* just spot clean the floor with an envirocloth if you wanted. I could go on, but I won’t. Told you I was a convert 🙂
PS as always, this post is linked up with Essential Jess for IBOT (I Blog on Tuesdays). Because that’s when I blog! And this week, I’m also linking up with Kellie O’Brien’s awesome Aussie Giveaway Linkup, because – Giveaways! And this week also linking up with Flog Yo Blog Friday at With Some Grace.
And the WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED…