As a consultant, I often meet folks who are confused about how to care for their Norwex microfiber cloths. Sometimes they ordered them without attending a party and didn’t get the proper care and use instructions. Sometimes, their consultant didn’t explain it clearly (I was guilty of this as a new consultant). Other times, they simply “have slept” since the party and have forgotten.
If you are unsure of how to care for your cloths in the best possible way, this post is for you!
Caring for Your Microfiber
Caring for Norwex microfiber is simple and EASY. Simply remember 1, 2, 3!
- Use ONE drop of dish soap (or our Dishwashing Liquid) once per day or after use. Rub the fibers together under hot running water until the water runs clear. Then hang the cloth to dry.
- Every TWO weeks, launder and dry your microfiber in the washer/dryer.
- When washing, avoid these THREE things: bleach, fabric softener or dryer sheets, and linty loads. You can wash your microfiber in a load by itself, or toss into a load of jeans or sheets. NEVER towels.
Caring for Your Cloths Q&A:
Q: My cloths are stained and don’t have the vibrant colors that they had when I bought them. What can I do to fix that?
A: It is important to remember that a stained cloth is just as effective at cleaning as a brand new cloth. However, if your stains are unsightly and you want to improve the cloth’s appearance, I recommend boiling a pot of water, removing the pot from the burner, adding a little bit of our Ultra Power Plus Laundry Detergent and then soaking your cloths anywhere from 2-12 hours (overnight is best!). You can “deep clean” your cloths this way every 3-4 months, as needed.
Q: How can I prevent my cloths from getting stained?
A: I strongly recommend using a drop of dish soap (or Dishwashing Liquid) on your cloths at least once per day. This will remove most stains before they set and will prevent the build up of grime and dirt than can cause your cloth to stink after a couple of uses.
Q: My cloth feels stiff and crunchy. Machine washing the cloth is not helping! What do I do?
A. Regular maintenance of your cloths will keep this from happening very often. However, if you find that your cloths are stiff, there is probably a build up of minerals on them. To break down this build up, simply soak them in white vinegar OR add white vinegar to your deep cleaning soak.
Q. After removing my cloths from the dryer, they are no longer absorbent. What do I do?
A. Be patient. Drying your cloths in the dryer will cause the fibers to get really tight. To increase the absorbency, simply hold the cloth under warm water and rub the cloth against itself. Then it will be ready to use!
Q: I thought that the whole point of Norwex microfiber was that we don’t have to use soap. Why would I need to clean my cloths with soap?
A: It is important to note that Norwex microfiber cloths are so dense and have such a tight weave that they have the ability to remove up to 99% of bacteria from surfaces using only water (when following the proper care and use instructions). However, water alone is NOT enough to get all of the grime OUT of the cloths once it has been picked up. To effectively pull the dirt and residue out of the cloths, you MUST take care of them between uses and wash them twice per month in the washing machine.