Several people mentioned in the comments of that post and on my facebook page a product I had heard about in passing from my friend, Renee…a product line called Norwex. Right after I wrote that post, Renee (who had no idea I had just written that post), emailed to ask if I would be interested in learning more about Norwex. I almost laughed out loud as I typed back and said, “Absolutely!”
I have admit when I found out these cleaning products were microfiber, I was a little worried. I own microfiber cloth diaper inserts and every time I go to stuff my diapers with those particular inserts, I cringe. Why? Because they hurt my fingers. Perhaps I’m the only person who deals with this (remember, I have that lovely thing called Sensory Processing Disorder), but no matter, I had a moment as I was opening Renee’s package when I thought, “These may be the greatest thing since sliced bread, but if they hurt my fingers there is no way I can use them.”
I quickly realized not all microfiber is the same. Yes, the Envirocloth and the facial cloth were similar to my inserts, but as soon as I wet those down the texture changed completely and I LOVED how they felt! The polishing cloth and dusting mitt were not rough on my fingers at all. I was impressed by that simple fact.
Then, I used them…
This is my front window:
We have two huge picture windows in our home. The front one is where the children stand to watch for Daddy, to watch for deer, and to watch for the mailman. They pull chairs up to it, press noses against it, and touch it…constantly.
I have always used a name-brand window cleaner because nothing else worked. Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE natural cleaners, but when I can’t find anything that works decently, I’d rather cave and have a smudge-free window…for at least a few seconds.
When I read that all I needed to make the window cloth work was a spray bottle of water, I chuckled and thought, “Yeah, right.” (Sorry, Renee – I am such a skeptic!)
But, I decided to give it a shot…I could always just redo it.
I sprayed on the water and began wiping the window down and was shocked! The window was not streaked, the smudges came off easily, and it was beautiful! I ran around the house looking for more windows and mirrors to clean! In fact, on cleaning day, I insist on being the one to clean all the windows and mirrors! I love the results that much!
The other items did not disappoint either. I use the Envirocloth more than my beloved sponges, the facial cloth is amazing, and my daughter (our resident duster) uses the mitt all the time. In fact, I am searching Renee’s catalog to figure out what else I want…ahem, NEED…because:
This was one of those moments in a homemaker’s life when she realizes the tools of her trade really do matter.
So, please, take a look around Renee’s site and if you would like to order something I get hostess credit (YAY!) if you email your order to her at
drposchen @ cox. net
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So, what have you been discovering in the wonderful world of homemaking this week? Link it up!