Friday, June 6, 2014

Let's chat about dirt.

I received two Norwex Household Packs in exchange for the post below, but all thoughts, opinions, dirty apartments, and Spiderman cleaning assistants are mine oh mine. 

Stephanie Pierce and I met through our running husbands--between the two of them, there are more running shoes and split shorts than I can even imagine.  I loved her from the moment that she cheerfully ate the lasagna I sort of ruined, pretending that it was just fine. Stephanie and her husband moved away soon after that evening (not related to my cooking skills, just coincidence, promise), so we unfortunately only keep in touch through Facebook. However, since I keep in touch with most of my family and friends through Facebook, we're doing pretty good.

Stephanie has 3 children around Marshall's age. All of them. As in, triplets. This woman carried three babies, labored with three babies, and has raised three babies, all at the same time. I have to admit that when I find myself throwing a mommy pity party about Marshall (not enough sleep, no time for me, tantrums suck, blah blah blah), I think of Stephanie and how she gracefully mothers 3 times as many preschoolers as I do. It's pretty good motivation to stop feeling sorry for myself.

Stephanie is also a Norwex consultant, and she asked me if I would consider trying the products and blogging about it.

She had me at chemical free.

She had Marshall at surprise in the mail.

Marshall decided to wear his Spiderman costume (because, isn't that what you wear when you clean?), and we went to town with some Norwex.






Bottom line: This works. Really well. 

What I loved the most, though, was the simplicity. Take one cloth, add some water, and use it to disinfect any surface--kitchen counters, the stove, bathroom sinks. Another cloth (pictured above) takes care of windows and mirrors. A dust glove...well...dusts. Not only are there no chemicals, but there are no extra glass and surface cleaners or wood polish. No extra piles of reusable rags in the laundry basket, or disposable paper towels. The Norwex material comes with a 2-year warranty and has silver embedded in the cloth, so it disinfects itself. The cloth will not cross contaminate between surfaces and only need to be washed 1-2 times per month. (I wish all my laundry worked that way.)

There's some technology at work to make all this magic happen, and you can read about it on Stephanie's website by clicking right here.



And, because I was sent two Household Packs and only need one, I'm giving one away. One lucky winner will receive the Enviro Cloth, Window Cloth, and Dust Mitt. It's my first ever giveaway, and I even got fancy with a rafflecopter.   (I'm crossing my fingers I programmed it correctly, but if not, we'll just pretend it never happened, ok? Seventh-grade lunchroom style.) The giveaway closes June 12 at 11:59PM PDT. 

Happy weekend, y'all.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



19 comments:

  1. Can I just tell you that Emma is now a bit obsessed with dusting here. I swear she doesn't get it from me, because it is my least favorite cleaning activity to do behind cleaning the bathroom, but still go figure!! ;)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Marshall is the SAME way. He loves dusting. Me? Not so much.

      Delete
  2. Worst part of housecleaning? Trying to clean out the decorative grooves in the white cabinet doors. #impossible.

    ReplyDelete
  3. The worst part of cleaning is just trying to find the time to do it! Luckily, Addison wants to clean (for the moment at least), so that helps:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree! I'm also documenting these pictures for the future in case Marshall loses his zest for cleaning. I'm envisioning several "See! You LOVED to clean!" conversations in our future.

      Delete
  4. The worst part of cleaning has to be dusting for me. In live in the desert and dust is crazy but then when I use a cloth and spray or a swiffer the dust seems to come right back! I have tried the Norwex dusting mit and it works better than anything I have tried!

    ReplyDelete
  5. worst part of housekeeping - the kids undo everything I do

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Amen! Or in my case, the husbands too. :)

      Delete
  6. Cleaning the bathrooms with all those chemicals

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm with you! I try to stick to the environmentally chemical-free products, but I live in a place where mold and mildew thrive, so I always end up caving and pulling out the chemicals every so often. Excited about the Norwex solution!

      Delete
  7. He's totally one of those Spidermen window washers in training! You know the ones who do that at children's hospitals because they're amazing people with souls of gold?
    Yes, that.
    Marshall.
    The worst about cleaning is.. probably... that I don't do it very often so it builds up and up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I didn't know about this! How fun!! Thanks for introducing me to that idea. It sounds like something that will be right up Marshall's alley one day.

      I pin all these cleaning schedules in hopes that I'll actually follow one at some point. It's hard.

      Delete
  8. The worst thing about cleaning is my wood floors!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes! Wood floors! What do you use?

      Delete
    2. I used Bella Wood. I plan to try the Norwex mop soon though!

      Delete
  9. The worst thing about housecleaning is after your done, you still live there. Same thing every single day!

    ReplyDelete

nRelate Posts and Homepage