Making my kids clean the house. (And a giveaway!)

Kids are never too young to help out around the house, am I right? But I'm not about to let my kid run around spraying chemicals around our living room or eating surfaces. (No!!)
My good friend Jen has introduced our family to Norwex microfiber cleaning cloths. What is Norwex? Their mission is to improve quality of life by reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning. With the Norwex Microfiber System, you do not breathe, touch or ingest chemicals. And the cool thing is that they offer a set of microfiber cleaning cloths made just for kids.
So, I put Lo to work. Now, at first, I will admit that my girl was a bit dramatic when I asked her to help me clean up the house a bit. (Gasp! "Mo-om ... you want me to clean this whole table!?) But that's when things got fun.
We put the cloths to the test. The butter test. (Jen suggested we give this experiment a try.) And so I gave Lo a partial stick of butter and let her rub it all over our glass dining room table.

And the drama quickly faded away. 
"This is fun. Am I going to get in trouble for this mess? You're seriously letting me do this?!"
And then the test! Using nothing but water and the blue Enviro Norwex cloth, I asked her to clean the butter off the table. And in no time at all, the butter was completely gone.
Seriously. Gone. Then, she did a little extra polishing with the orange Window Cloth.
Not a single streak or smear of butter was left. My table top was clean and shiny. It was kind of amazing! The whole process took about two minutes flat. And we didn't use any chemicals or sprays.
 In no time, my kid was running around finding more glass to clean and polish.
And the dusting mitt is super fun, too. Who needs a maid when you have a child who's totally enthusiastic about using her very own dusting mitt? I'm totally going to have to 'borrow' that. So quick and easy.

Would you like to win your own set of Norwex Kids Cloths? They're pretty cool, right?

Here's what you could win:

Multipurpose Microfiber Enviro Cloth. This cloth cleans washable surfaces. Use it dry for dusting, damp for cleaning walls, tiles, bathtubs, counters, metal surfaces, car interiors, etc. Between laundering simply rinse, wring out and hang to dry. Available in four colors allowing you to color-code for different purposes or room.

Window Cloth. This cloth allows you to clean windows, mirrors, jewelry, and shiny surfaces with only water. First, clean the dirty surface with a moist Enviro Cloth and polish with the Window Cloth for a streak-free shine. For lighter cleaning needs, simply spray water on the surface then polish with a dry Window Cloth.

Microfiber Dusting Mitt. This mitt has a thick, terrycloth-like texture and is used for quick and easy dusting. It is excellent for dusting throughout the house including blinds and other areas that are difficult to reach.

Here's how to win:

Just jump over and 'like' my friend Jen's Facebook page. Then leave a comment below and I'll pick a winner on Monday, April 1. The winner will receive the Kids Cloth set pictured above.

If you're interested in checking out the other products Norwex offers, click here. (Thanks and good luck!)


  1. Dude, we are all about forced, manual labor in the House of McD.

    Hope we win.

  2. One of my favorite Onion articles was for the product Johnson & Johnson More Tears Shampoo. Byline: it's never too early to grow the hell up.

    Thus the lesson to my three year old: life's not fair, pick up that cloth and clean!

    Thanks for the giveaway. Love the new blog.

  3. I would love this for the boys. They have allergies and I think this would be a great way to clean!

  4. Love Lo's drama! She cracks me up.

    I know little to nothing about Norwex, but man, these look way cool. Great giveaway!

    Loving the new blog, btw.

  5. We make the kids clean. If you live here, you make a mess here, you clean up here. Love the no chemicals using Norwex!

  6. Love the idea of using no chemicals. I might actually let the kids help clean up more. :)

  7. You have opened my eyes to Norwex! Thank you!!

  8. I've been on a nesting kick since my LO was born in and greening things up. I would love this!

  9. Grey needs these! I have a feeling she would use the mitt as an accessory, but whateves, right? If she thinks it completes her outfit AND our house is cleaner, everyone wins!!!

    Nice work on the new bloggity-blog!!!


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