Disclosure: I am a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant. All opinions in this post are my own.
I’ve hated cleaning windows. In the past I’ve tried Windex, off brands, plain old white vinegar and water, paper towels, newsprint, and cheap microfiber with water. Whatever I’ve tried I end up with the same results – streaky windows. I try to wash the problem spots again, on the outside and inside, in hopes of getting clean windows. But I always end up with streaks.
I had come to the realization that anyone visiting or living in my house would just have to deal with streaky, hazy windows. It hadn’t seemed like a big issue anymore when little fingers smudged my windows, anyway.
And then I tried Norwex.
Suddenly, in a fraction of the time it used to take me to clean windows, all of my windows are now sparkling clean – with absolutely no streaks. And all that I use is a little bit of tap water, the Norwex EnviroCloth, and Window Cloth.
The first time I saw a demonstration I thought Norwex on windows was neat, in a fair vendor sort of way. And then, on the spur of the moment I decided – for the first time in my life – to host a home party. I was sent home with an EnviroCloth and Window Cloth, items I might not have purchased on my own.
Oh.My.Goodness. I was sold. Instantly.
As soon as I tried the EnviroCloth on my bathroom mirror, I was in shock. The square of microfiber gave my mirror a dazzling shine in about two seconds flat.
I couldn’t stop trying it. I washed every window in my house – very quickly. I finally truly cleaned every mirror. No more smudges. Too excited about my simple and amazing results, I couldn’t stop cleaning.
I finally did stop trying it, then I demonstrated the wonders of Norwex whenever we had company. My husband, finally hearing enough about it, decided to try it out as he washed his car. A few minutes later he returned into the house, gushing about how easily it cleaned his windows. He loved how he didn’t have to worry about spritzing cleaning spray on his dashboard by accident – the EnviroCloth just cleaned the windows very well, quickly, with no mess.
A few weeks later, my dad decided to try to see if Norwex was really as great as I had been claiming. He is the washer of windows in my parents’ home, and they have a lot of windows. He was used to the frustration of juggling window cleaner and paper towels while perched on a ladder – and then rubbing and scrubbing to get the windows clean.
I was happy to get a phone call later in the day, after he had tried the EnviroCloth. He mentioned that he had a hard time stopping his window cleaning, because he couldn’t believe how easy and fast it was. No muss, no fuss – just clean, streak-free windows in half the time.
“I was a skeptic,” he told me, “but they’re great. I want to buy one of these for myself.”
Good and green
Aside from the speed of cleaning and the streak-free cleaning, here are some green reasons I love to use Norwex’s EnviroCloth to clean my windows:
- I don’t have to use harmful, commercial window cleaners. Without the cleaners, I don’t have to be concerned about adding to indoor air pollution. Plus, I don’t have to worry about my children accidentally getting into any toxic blue liquid kept under a sink – because I don’t have any cleaners under my sinks anymore.
- I don’t have to make another homemade window cleaning concoction. They were time-consuming and ineffective for me.
- I don’t have to waste paper towels! I had tried to wash windows with cloth in the past, but my results never were pretty. Window cleaning was the only time I really used a lot of paper towels. And I remember exactly how the wet and dirty paper towels would pile into my garbage bags. I was not an environmentally friendly window washer.
But now I am. And I’ll admit that the greenness isn’t my reason for loving the Norwex EnviroCloth so much. I absolutely love how easy it is to get a streak-free shine. I can safely say that I don’t need to try another window washing method – I’ve found what works (very easily) for me.
How to use
Just in case you’re wondering how you can actually use an EnviroCloth to clean windows, here are some simple steps:
- Fold your EnviroCloth in half twice – that will give you eight clean surfaces to wipe with. Moisten the EnviroCloth with tap water, and get cleaning! Just wipe, swipe – and your surfaces are clean. On stuck-on crusty messes (like bug guts), you’ll have to do a little more scrubbing, but they come off in a hurry.
- On windows and mirrors I like to follow up by wiping with a Window Cloth that polishes. And that’s it!
Any dirt or grime is held in the EnviroCloth’s microfiber, and the antimicrobial silver that’s woven into the Norwex starts a self-cleaning process so the EnviroCloth actually sanitizes itself.
If your EnviroCloth is looking particularly dirty, just rinse it with water and keep cleaning.
If you’d like to try the EnviroCloth for yourself – and simply clean your own hard-to-clean, streaky windows and mirrors – please check out my Norwex site.
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