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5 Safe Swaps You (and Your Family) Will Love

5 Safe Swaps You (and Your Family) Will Love

Going Social with Ways to #CleanItForward

People everywhere are swapping chemical-based cleaning products for Norwex. And this month, they’re sharing their swaps on social using #CleanItForward. This sounded like fun to me, so today I bring you some of my favorite swaps that I tell everyone about.

1. Mops

You may already know that mopping is my most hated chore. But by using microfiber and water only, I’ve replaced expensive spray mops and their chemical solutions as well as cotton string mops that harbor bacteria and require heavy pails of water. I’m happy to report that I don’t minding mopping quite so much anymore!

2. Plastic Straws

OK I know this isn’t a chemical-laden cleaning product, but I am passionate about reducing plastic (and it is my blog!), so please, I encourage you all to join me in skipping the plastic straw every chance you get.

3. Spray Cleaners

This is a big one. Did you know that the regular use of chemical-based spray cleaners can have as much health impact as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day? Again, Norwex microfiber and water is always my go-to. Not only is there really no need for harmful chemicals, but you even save money over time!

4. Single-Use Wipes

Sure they’re convenient in the moment, but single-use wipes are also a major source of pollution on beaches and in landfills. Plus, they’re often not used correctly. For example, did you know that you’re supposed to rinse the surface after using one? Just think about the chemical residue left on countertops and hands! My solution? You guessed it!

5. Laundry Detergent

I love my kids! A lot! So why would I coat their clothing in harsh chemicals? Typical laundry detergents can contain “optical brighteners,” tiny reflective particles that are deposited onto clothing to trick the eye into seeing a vibrant white glow. Others may have chlorine-based bleaching agents, which can damage clothing fibers as well as irritate skin, eyes and nasal passages. No, thank you. I’ll choose a Norwex laundry detergent instead!

comment_2So there you have it, my top five swaps I can’t help but share. What about you? Have you swapped a typical cleaner for one that’s safer for your family but just as effective? I’d love to hear about it, and don’t forget to share on social too using #CleanItForward.


Before discovering Norwex, I always thought typical cleaning products were pretty safe.

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Alison Jones
Alison Jones(@alison-jones)
3 years ago

Since becoming a consultant I have become so much aware of my carbon footprint and how to change this. My swaps are:

Mop- this is MAJOR now that my baby is crawling

Cleaning paste- I was a Vim addict. This is perfect !!

Counter Cloths- Goodbye wasteful paper towel

Envirocloth & window- Need I say more!!!

I just LOVE the path I’m am setting for my kids and future generations!!

Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger(@kimetzger)
3 years ago

My favorite swap is my ‘all day cup’. I take it EVERYWHERE. Stops a lot of single use plastic/styrofoam cups, lids, and straws.

Kelly Kalin
Kelly Kalin
3 years ago

I just wantes to share that before ztarting to use Norwex i wS pretty sceptical about. Leaning with water only and a moxrofiber cloth. Bit my grandson has asthma- which often leads to bronchitis and pneumonia. My daughter in law and i both started cleaning our homes with Norwex products. I can honestly say that my grandson has had much fewer bouts with his asthma and significantly leza trips to the emergency room since we have stopped using chemicals to clean with. I’m no longer a sceptic. Norwex has made a big difference for our family’s health. It will make a difference for your family too.

Tanya Aoyagi
Tanya Aoyagi(@spokanegreenclean)
3 years ago

Our very first swap (pre-Norwex) was dryer sheets for dryer balls! We cloth diapered our babies, and dryer sheets are a no-no! That got me wondering why, which led to research, which led to finding safer options for our home.

Kasey Uhler
Kasey Uhler(@kaseyuhler)
2 years ago
Reply to  Tanya Aoyagi

Wow I did not know that you cant use dryer sheets with cloth diapers….another great reason to switch to using dryer balls!

Tanya Aoyagi
Tanya Aoyagi(@spokanegreenclean)
2 years ago
Reply to  Kasey Uhler

Yup, same reason as with microfiber–the chemicals and fat coat the fibers, so your diapers don’t absorb!

Amy Hepfner
Amy Hepfner(@amylmh)
3 years ago

Before Norwex I was conscientious about chemicals and I only bought what I thought at the time were organic products, but when I went to my first Norwex party I was blown away by the science of the silver embedded in the microfiber, the ease of cleaning and the money saved after the initial investment. I wanted it all!! First as a hostess and then eventually as a consultant. When I became a consultant I learned through my hero Amy Cadora that the supposedly organic cleaners I was using weren’t all that safe and some of them still had highly toxic chemicals. I was blown away!! I couldn’t even tell you what my first swap was, but I do remember making my own dryer balls long before I was introduced to Norwex. I still have one of those homemade dryer balls left….and it sits with my Norwex ones in the basket. I couldn’t imagine my life without Norwex now!!

Ann Marie Mattie MacDonald
Ann Marie Mattie MacDonald
1 year ago

so I changed over to the laundry detergent n now use the dryer balls also stopped using the wipes just using the Enviro cloths loving it don’t use any more cleaners for my bathroom just the norwex products what a difference. even my kitchen n the rest of my house I find I am using the cloths more n more. can’t wait to get the rest of my products n more of the Enviro cloths in so I can have one for each task. all the other cleaning stuff that I did have in my home that I usually brought in my grocery orders. GONE. I am trying to get rid of all the chemicals in my home bit by bit but find I am doing it alot faster then I thought. trying to get healthy as much as I can.