A client recently contacted me about her Norwex bath towels. She LOVES them, and takes really good care of them, so they should last her for years. Lately tho they don’t smell so clean, and she reached out to ask for advice. I suggested a deep clean of her towels and in the telling I realized that adding the Microfiber Laundry Booster to her Norwex cleaning collection could help with this as well…so I suggested it, and now I’m suggesting it to you as well.
The Microfiber Laundry Booster is new to Norwex in the last few years and I use it regularly; both as a booster by adding a scoop to the load, and as an additive to Ultra Power Plus powder. “What the what?!!”, you ask. Here are the two ways I use this fabulous product and the third Norwex recommendation to use in deep cleaning…
When I open a new bag of Ultra Power Plus powder detergent I add 1/4 to 1/2 cup to the bag, seal it back up and shake. I like the extra boost that gives me every time I wash a load.
If I’m washing a particularly dirty, smelly, and/or grimy load I add a scoop to the washer, right along with my powder or liquid Norwex laundry detergent. (Reminder: always add detergent first if you don’t have a detergent dispenser.)
For those of you who like a visual I’ve created a Deep Cleaning Video so you can see the process. I borrowed two really dirty cloths from customers (thanks Kay and Andrea). Watch these cloths come clean right before your very eyes!!
Keep this in mind:
You can boil water on the stove and add the cloths to clean them. I don’t use this method because I would walk away and the cloths would end up permanently stuck to my pan! I prefer to boil the water and pour it into a bowl or sink.
Remember also that the gunk in your cloths builds up over time, in layers. To remove all that gunk you will likewise have to soak your cloths multiple times, each soak will remove more layered gunk.
Stains do not affect the working power of your microfiber – they are just stains. This will happen when you use your cloths for cleaning. When you are done deep cleaning there may still be stains. Don’t panic. Just launder and use.
Norwex Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent (UPP) is awesome! But you probably already know that. And don’t forget it is 100% biodegradable, not tested on animals, free of dyes and fragrances, free of fillers, no phosphates or sulfates. In short – it just cleans without harm.
BUT – there are soooo many more things you can do with UPP than just the laundry!! Here are some of the things I do with UPP at my house:
Put 1 tsp. in an 8 oz. spray bottle and fill. Make sure it’s dissolved and use it for:
laundry spot pre-treat
all-purpose cleaner around the house
clean creosote from your fireplace doors
spot treat carpet stains
Carpet cleaning solution (be sure to check manufacturer’s recommendations)
Many of you have Norwex microfiber that you’ve used and abused, wiping up spills and messes all over the house! Has your Norwex become stiff, smelly or crusty feeling? If so chances are the microfiber has gotten full of gunk! Let’s get it cleaned up – here are the instructions. (Deep Clean no more than 4 times annually.)
Get a heat-resistant bowl, or plug up a sink.
Gather your Norwex cloths that need a deep clean.
You’ll also need some Norwex Laundry detergent.
Boil enough water to fill your bowl or sink.
Put about 1/4 teaspoon of Norwex Laundry Detergent in the vessel.
Pour a small amount of boiling water on the laundry detergent to get suds started.
Put the Norwex cloths in the vessel and pour boiling water to fill.
Soak until cool. Stirring occasionally.
Rinse cloths until water runs clear.
Repeat as necessary until water is clear.
Launder cloths and pop in the dryer when process is complete.