Want to try Microfiber?

microfiber Want to try Microfiber?

I’ve recently become obsessed with microfiber cleaning. I still love all of my homemade cleaning products and still use them, but not nearly as much since I’ve found microfiber.

I love that one cloth can literally clean my entire kitchen from ceiling to floor without any chemicals. I found that microfiber cloths clean better than any other cleaning method I’d used before and since no cleaning products are needed, cleaning is much faster. Since I started using microfiber, these are the biggest changes I’ve noticed:

  • Every night, my kitchen is completely spotless and it takes less than 10 minutes to do it (dishes aside…). I clean the cabinets, counters, stainless steel appliances, and even mop the floor in that time!
  • While the kids are in the bathtub each night, I clean the bathroom in about 5 minutes with the microfiber cloth I have hanging on the inside of the bathroom cabinet. Once or twice a week I still clean the toilet bowl with a regular toilet brush and some vinegar and baking soda, but the mirror, counters, shower walls, tub and floor stay clean each day.
  • Our entire house has hardwood floors and the wet and dry mop combination make sweeping and mopping much faster. The mop is pretty wide, so I can use the dry attachment to quickly sweep and the wet one to quickly mop. Since not much water is needed, it dries in a couple of minutes and no chemicals are needed.
  • I don’t feel like the house is clean unless the windows are clean, and our backdoor is glass. The Envirocloth and the polishing cloth clean the windows, so even though I have to do this daily to keep the dog nose art and kids handprints off, it doesn’t take any time and I don’t need vinegar anymore. So far, I’ve gotten crayon, coconut oil, apple sauce, mashed banana, hairspray, butter and mud off the windows with this combination!
  • Make-up removal is much faster with the body cloth, which even removes my waterproof eye makeup without a problem.
  • My kids love dusting now because the dusting mitt is so fun.
  • Since the cloths are different colors, I’ve designated one per room, so we won’t be using one that has been used in the bathroom in the kitchen or vice versa. This also makes it really easy to spot clean the entire house.

I also love that microfiber cleaning is completely environmentally friendly and extremely wallet friendly!

Why Norwex?

I looked at several brands before choosing Norwex, and chose this brand for several reasons:

  1. They were the highest quality microfiber I’d seen and once I tried it myself, I was really impressed with how well they cleaned.
  2. They have a 2-year warranty! So even though I use them really hard, they’ll replace them if they stop working before that time.
  3. The natural antibac properties of the silver woven into the fibers put my mind at ease about using the same cloth over and over.
  4. Did I mention they clean really well?

I didn’t even realize just how well they cleaned until the first time I washed them. I’d been carefully rinsing them out and drying them after each use but after about 4 days, decided I needed to wash them all. I ran a mini-load of just 6 microfiber cloths that I had already rinsed out in the sink. This is what happened:

microfiber water Want to try Microfiber?

First of all…. EWWW that there was that much dirt in my house, but I was in shock that the microfiber had pulled out that much dirt, even after I’d rinsed it out (and only in a few days!)

I’m also convinced that I’ll save a lot of money with microfiber since I won’t even need to use natural cleaning products as much. The one downside to trying microfiber is that they are slightly more expensive up front. Norwex cloths are more expensive than the bulk pack you can get at Sam’s Club, but I’ve found that the difference is well worth it.

Even though I know they are worth every penny, I wanted to make it easier for you guys to get to try microfiber if you haven’t already.

With the Mop Set, the Household Package and the Kitchen Collection, I can literally clean my whole house from top to bottom! There’s actually a special this month on the Essentials set that would give you enough microfiber to clean the house (except the mop) for a great price.

If you’re not interested in trying microfiber but still want to clean your house as naturally (and inexpensively) as possible, here are some of my favorite recipes for natural cleaners:

Make Your Own Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent-Video Tutorial
Natural Stain Treatment Reference Sheet [Printable]
Natural Homemade Laundry Detergent
Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe
Natural Oven Cleaning
Natural Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe
Easy Homemade Scouring Powder Recipe

Do you use microfiber to clean? How do you like it? Share below!

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Reader Comments

  1. Amy says

    Thanks for the great offer! I just ordered, do I have to contact you any other way to let you know that I ordered?

  2. David says

    Ms. Katie,
    I’m unclear on the $175 order and gift.  Are you saying that despite the fact that the meal plan is normally unavailable to new members, an order in that amount will not only allow new members access to the meal plan, but it will also be a lifetime membership?  Or is that part of the offer only for existing clients.
    Thank you for all that you’re doing and the inspiration.

    • says

      You got it :-) Even if you aren’t an existing member, an order over $175 will give you lifetime access to the meal plans. There are also a few gift cards left too, so you can get one of those too if you order pretty soon :-) Thanks for reading!

  3. J Magnant says

    Awesome! I’ve been wanting to try these! And maybe I’ll be one of the lucky ones to get the gc!

  4. Erin aussiebookthreads says

    I’ve long been a fan of Enjo cloths so I understand your feeling about your new find.   btw my fabric lounges are filthy, have used the cloths on them but would like to try a natural homemade ‘paste’ or something.  Have you posted any ‘solution’ before?

  5. Allison says

    Hi Katie:

    Just ordered a kitchen set, a general cloth and the window cloth.   I’ll give them a try.   So really just wipe counter tops with no water?   Are there instructions that come with them (for the cleaning impared?)   Thanks.

    –   Allison

    • says

      They do come with instructions, but basically:
      -use it dry for dusting or polishing
      -Get wet with warm water and wring out until just barely damp and use flat for cleaning of any other surfaces (like counters) but nothing other that water is needed… -For windows, use a slightly damp one first and either a dry one or polishing cloth to dry
      And always feel free to email with questions :-)

  6. Pat says

    I took advantage of this fab offer and ordered the small starter kit for $52
    I guess, that’s how you know, through here?
    And I would be interested in instructions as well, like Allison :-)


    • says

      They do come with instructions, but basically:
      -use it dry for dusting or polishing
      -Get wet with warm water and wring out until just barely damp and use flat for cleaning of any other surfaces -For windows, use a slightly damp one first and either a dry one or polishing cloth to dry
      And always feel free to email with questions :-)

  7. Shannon says

    I read your previous review and had to buy (greater than $175 worth) right away, even before your first winner was chosen.  I got a mop system (not used yet), a kitchen cloth, an enviro cloth, a dusting cloth and a polishing cloth.  I love all the clothes but I can’t get the polishing cloth to make a difference on my stainless appliances.  Suggestions for that?  I had a dusting micro cloth previously from Home Basics (sold at our local vacuum store) and it was better than a regular cloth but not as good as Norwex!

    • says

      Are you using the regular envirocloth (slightly damp) first and then the polishing cloth? That’s been the best combination I’ve found. If you’d like, email me and I’ll give you access to the meal plans since you already ordered from Erin :-)

      • Shannon says

        I am impressed!  I had not been using the damp enviro cloth first (I had tried it dry) but immediately it worked great.  I did the fridge, then the DW, then a cabinet front, then three, then a wall, and thought to myself ‘Hmmm, maybe I’d want to market these…’, then went to a window I cleaned last week to touch it up and decided to clean it on the outside too.  Because it works so easily it is addictive to just keep cleaning!  The outside hadn’t been cleaned in the 2.5 yrs we’ve lived here but it cleaned up perfectly easily.  Then I decided to clean the outside sill also which was disgusting (pollen and mud), for I reasoned if I think I might want to actually sell these then I need to make sure it works as well as I wish it does…long term…so I needed to get busy Really Cleaning.  And now that window looks as fresh and clean as can be.  Now I need to clean all the rest of the windows in my house, inside and out, because clean windows look soooo nice.  So, please, can you also send me the info on being an independent consultant?

        And thanks!!!

    • Erin Patota says

      Shannon– Some times there is a greasy film on Stainless Sometimes from the factory. Sometimes from polish that has been used in the past) that makes the Enviro and Window Cloth combination less effective. I’ve had this problem with customers before. I’ve always been able to resolve the issue with Norwex’s Oven and Grill Cleaner, which is an enzyme based  de-greaser. Trying something to cut through the grease/ residue would probably really help.

  8. Jessica says

    Just wanted to say you inspired me to buy Norwex and I’m super excited.  I have a friend in ND who started selling it last fall, so I spent the weekend chatting with her about it after reading your other post.  This one sealed the deal for me and I bought some basics to give it a try.  A couple anti-bac cloths, the mitt and the body cloths.  Thanks for all you do!

  9. Brooke_redfern says

    I just ordered the basic starter kit. I hope I’m not too late for a chance to get the Tropical Traditions gc. Either way I am very excited to try the cloths. Thank you Katie for providing us with so much beneficial information on natural living. 

    • says

      I guess as little or as much as you want to put into it. I’m just signed up so I can share on the blog, but some women have parties and home demonstrations or go to trade shows. Some people also just get in and reach the minimum to get the starter kit for free and then just use it for the discount…

  10. Amis says

    Doea anyone have any advice on the scubber mitt? It seems to do nothing to my bathtub :( What am I doing wrong? LOL I got it wet and scrubbed my little heart out for a while, with no apparent results….bummer

  11. Mishapay says

    I would love to know about the opportunity to be a consultant.  Please contact me.  Thanks!!

  12. says

    That washer photo ~ wow!!!
    I’m curious what makes the polishing cloth different from the regular envirocloth??  I’m considering ordering the envirocloth for starters….. 

    • says

      And my order (just the kitchen started set) came with no instructions and was not packaged in anything but the plastic bag used for shipping.  Not that I want extra packaging but I’d expect for the price it would have it’s own packaging. 

    • says

      I had issue with that too when I first looked into the company, but as much as I dislike chinese goods, they are the world leader in textile production and quality. From their site: China is known to be a world leader in the textile industry. Some of the best and comprehensive home textile and microfiber production in the world is from China.
      If you are going to create the best microfiber in the world you go to the best microfiber manufacturers.
      Norwex owns the factory in China and has a very strict quality control system in place.
      Norwex takes Corporate Social Responsibility seriously and Norwex China is committed to follow the guidelines of the UN Global Compact on how they treat and manage staff involved in the production of microfiber, including our suppliers.
      All staff are Norwex employees and enjoy all the benefits associated with being part of the Norwex Team.
      Norwex has stringent requirements, which control everything from the raw material requirements to conformance levels and each production is evaluated strictly according to our standards.
      Testing is continuously done to ensure a quality product.

      Any microfiber product not meeting Norwex standards are not distributed but recycled.
      I also know that they recently returned an entire order because the quality wasn’t up to their standards, which is why the make up cloths are not available until the fall.

  13. Pam says

    Just got my order and I am in love with the carpet cleaner. It took out spots I hadn’t been able to bleach out! I just place another order. I am sold. 

  14. Dmeboe says

    We buy them in the automotive department at Costco and cut them in fourths, shake them out and voila! For about a dozen 12×12″ cloths that turn into 48 at about $10.

  15. Forlo says

    Hi, I’m a little confused about cleaning with these things, do you not use any cleaners with the cloth?  No vinegar or baking soda just the cloths?  How is that sanitizing in areas that you want sanitized?  Please clarify.

    • says

      Just the cloths. The fibers themselves actually pick up the germs and bacteria and any particles as well and the silver fibers in the cloth are naturally antibacterial.

  16. kprmj says

    Are there any ‘made in the USA’ microfiber manufacturer’s? I like the idea of cleaning with microfiber, and also prefer to support USA businesses.

  17. Amy Sasser says

    While I’ve never tried these particular microfiber cloths, I’ve used the FlyLady purple rags (double sided microfiber cloths) for years. They’re amazing!! Know of any comparisons of the Norwex ones to the FlyLady ones??

  18. says

    I am so impressed with the natural side of your life, there fore my life but I am a little concerned that nobody understands that this is polyester which is not natural and do any of you understand how they mine silver? just asking. Please don’t take this as a dis as I am thoroughly impressed with your recipes, just concerned about using polyester products in my natural world.

    • Abi says

      I am also concerned about this, and can’t seem to find any information anywhere. Despite using the face cloths myself, and finding a MASSIVE difference, I am concerned about the fact that polyester, I have heard, doesn’t break down for a very long time. Can anyone speak to this? Thanks!

  19. Hilary Asher says

    I have been a Norwex consultant for three months now and I just stumbled across this post. I love your review and there are so many good questions in the comments. I was also concerned about the made in China factor until I researched our factories and found they are sustainable and pay a living wage and there are very limited choices for microfiber manufacture outside of China. Most of our other products are made in the USA, Canada and Europe. Our dish cloth (one of my absolute favorite products EVER) is made in the USA, for example. Thanks for the great info you share.

  20. Anita says

    Hi Katie, I just found read this article on your site and have a couple of questions.
    1. Are the specials still going on to buy the Norwex microfiber?
    2. You said you leave one in each room of your house for quick access and cleaning. I would like to know a little more detail of how you clean one room with one cloth. For example in the kitchen, if you clean the windows, the cabinets, the sink, the shower walls, the floor with one cloth… is just rinsing it between the different areas mentioned and wringing it out enough to make it clean again? Is the grossness from one area being transferred to another area? And if you just rinse and reuse for 4 days then your washing machine is dark like that does that mean they need to be cleaned in the washing machine after each day then? I just don’t understand I guess how they work because it sounds so gross to be transferring the dirt from one spot onto the next as you go about cleaning. Please do explain as I’m only curious and not bashing. I’d love to be able to move onto using these after I understand a bit more and know they are truly cleaning and not merely looking clean on the surfaces after they’ve been wiped. Thank you Katie!

  21. Tarryn rossiter says

    Hello I notice these comments were written some time ago. I am obsessed with your site and trying to consistently get into natural and healthy ways of living. I adore having a clean house and I was just about to transfer all my cleaning products to your natural ones but keep coming across your posts on microfibre and feel it might be the way to go. Only issue is that I have recently finished uni, and fairly limited with money and need to be more responsible in that area so I would love to give them a go but just want to make sure I have done my research and that I get an affordable and practical bundle. I wondered if there are some you would recommend? I live in a rented studio with tile and laminated floors so mop would be good. I have a small kitchen and bathroom and things get pretty dusty and dirty and I find myself needing to do a huge clean that leaves me breathless and exhausted once a week. I would love a simple and efficient way of keeping on top of the mess daily. Thank you so much for your goodness and kindness sharing all your amazing knowledge with us!
    From Tarryn xx

  22. katherine says

    Hi Katie, What mop do you use? Do you attach the microfiber to the mop? I’m looking for a mop that will cleans well doesn’t break and that doesn’t require replacement heads.


  23. katherine says

    To add one more thing to my question above: I’m looking for a wet mop for cleaning dirt primarily not a dust mop. thanks!

  24. Kelly says


    I am trying to purchase some Norwex items however it shows “Gary Mcfadden” as the consultant when I follow your link and I just want to be sure that you are getting the credit- I truly appreciate all that you have researched for us and want you to get credit where credit is due…

  25. Heather Jo says

    Hi Katie! I’m interested in purchasing some Norwex products- do you still sell them? If so, how do I go about purchasing? Wondering if there are any current specials, thanks!

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