Our house is way overdue for cleaning, so I thought I’d bring you along with me today! The MVP on my cleaning days is Norwex. Look out, here comes a disclaimer… We’re simple people. I’m not a saleswoman. In fact, selling anything for anyone is ranked pretty high up on my list of worst nightmares. Please, you guys, do what you want with your hard earned cash. That being said- when I do come across great products, I will happily share my experience here. I really don’t want this post to come across as “sales-y” which is why I am going to explicitly say- I do NOT sell, nor have I ever sold Norwex and this is in no way sponsored by anyone except my own wallet.
My mom gave me a set of Norwex cloths for Christmas 5 or 6 years ago (still going strong- you’ll see me use it later!). Since then I’ve bought some various things to try. Not all of them have been amazing… But if you Google anything about Norwex or which products to buy, you’ll typically only find stuff from Norwex reps. So here I am to give you my tried-and-true, 5 favorite Norwex (plus one honorable mention)! P.S.- before we get started here, you can buy all of these things through the Norwex website and sometimes on Amazon! I’ll link them for your convenience at the very end, but again, not sponsored. Are we cool?? 🙂
1. Dusting Mitt
This is the best duster ever. You’ll never sneeze while dusting again! I find that it works the best if you build up some static by rubbing the mitt against another microfiber. It picks up and holds everything. Even C likes to dust with it (I think they even make a child sized dusting mitt so you can put your kiddos to work!). Watch it in action… (feel free to judge my dirt.)
2. Dry Mop
I know the Norwex mop system is a big seller and I do understand, in part. The base of the mop is velcro and you can buy all kinds of different pads to use. The dry mop pad (yellow) is amazing. Our dog, Murphy, is a major shedding machine. The mop pad will pick up ALL of the fur. Even more than you thought there was (which can be unsettling, at best). It swivels around and gets in all the corners and under furniture. I also have the wet mop pad (blue) but I don’t love it, to be honest. I think it leaves the floors a little streaky. Maybe I don’t mop my floors enough (okay, I definitely don’t). I would highly recommend the yellow dry mop pad for quick sweeping around the house, like before the in-laws come over and see your dog fur tumbleweeds. It has a hefty price tag, though. If you have a fur child- it’s totally worth it. If not, eh……
This is just your basic microfiber cloth, except Norwex claims to pick up 99% of bacteria with just water (when properly washed and cared for). It also has silver fibers incorporated into the cloth which help prevent bacterial growth inside the cloth itself (ever smelled a stinky dish cloth??That’s bacterial growth.) I’ve seen some seemingly legit testing online. I have a microbiology degree so I understand the science behind it but have never actually tested it out myself. I have an Envirocloth for all kinds of different uses around the house- cleaning off kitchen countertops, bathrooms, windows, furniture, appliances… There is no match for wiping away sticky toddler hand residue. I especially like using this for our everyday cleaning without having to use chemical cleaners and paper towels. We’ve saved so much money on paper towels, it’s ridiculous. This is the cloth I’ve had for half a decade and it’s pretty much like new!
4. Window Cloth
I’ll be honest, I have no idea why this window cloth works so well. It leaves a perfect shine on windows and mirrors and actually seems to stay clean longer. I usually use a wet Envirocloth to scrub away greasy hand prints but sometimes I’ll use a spray bottle with water and then follow up with the window cloth. This cloth is SO worth it, IMO.
5. Rubber Brush
Let’s circle back to the fur child thing. I wasn’t really sure what I’d use the rubber brush for, at first, except for brushing fur off the dry mop pad. However, I started using it on the areas that Murphy naps a lot (his dog bed and the stairs) to pull fur up from the fabric/carpet. Holy Moly, does this thing work! I also use it in our car, especially on the floor carpeting that is notorious for holding on to fur. The rubber brush pulls it all up so it can be vacuumed. I love this thing so much.
Honorable Mention: Cleaning Paste
This is one of my favorite Norwex products but for some reason it’s unavailable everywhere! I don’t know what happened but you can bet I’ll be investigating! (UPDATE 1/2021: Bless the heavens, the paste is BACK, guys- linked below!!!!) The tub is filled with a hard block of dry powder. I scrape it off onto the surface with a spoon and then scrub with a damp EnviroScrub. I’ve had this tub for 3 years and it is still 3/4 full!
I typically use the cleaning paste to remove burned on things around the kitchen. For example, I let a pot of boiling potatoes overflow this weekend and it left burnt starch on the glass cooktop. Check out the before and after cleaning with the paste!
I will definitely update here if I can figure out what happened to my favorite cleaning paste!!
That does it for my little Norwex roundup. I love sharing great products with honest reviews! There are so many reviews out here on the internet that it can be hard to know who to trust! That’s why we try to make this space is a safe place to come and get an unbiased opinion. As always, thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for our regularly scheduled home renovation DIYs!
Check out Part 2 for five more of my favorite Norwex products! –> Click here!