That is the question! To complete my Business Casual sock or get rid of the dust and dirt? Well, cleaning won out this time. I’m not the world’s worst house cleaner, but far the best. In my defense I really did win the “Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow” award in 1962 when I was a senior at North Clarion High School in Leeper, Pennsylvania! (Full disclosure — it was a written test, not a practical application.) My Mother was a superb house keeper and she worked full-time and she had seven kids. I have no idea how she did it, except that she would work at it half the night. My sisters and I now call that — Doing a Helen — and we generally avoid it!
But today I had to at least dust, clean the kitchen up and tidy up the bathrooms. But today was different — today I had NORWEXIA!
That’s what my niece Colleen calls it and she is so right on! She introduced me to NORWEX products and they are awesome. The Norwex mission statement reads, “Improving quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.” And they mean it. In addition, I did the dusting, kitchen and bathrooms (2.5) in no time at all.
I didn’t take photos of the kitchen and bathroom cleanings (who wants to see that!), but they’re sparkling and I only used water, the Norwex Blue Diamond All-in-One Bathroom Cleaner (no odor!), two Enviro Cloths (one for kitchen and one for bathrooms, and a Window Cloth. I can’t wait to get my Bathroom Scrub Mitt (it’s on order) to help out with this!
I did take photos of the dusting. Honestly, I don’t dust often, but I did hire a guy to clean about a month ago. He did a lousy job even by my standards! He won’t be coming back. But today I used my Norwex Dusting Mitt (all surfaces), a damp Enviro Cloth (for light switches, phones, remotes, and the stuck on stuff - you know, the “how the hell did that get there?” stuff), the Envirowand with the Telescopic Mop Handle and the Rubber Brush. I went from one end of the house to the other and dusted EVERYTHING in no time at all!!
First of all, I have really high ceilings and get lots of cobwebs — gone! Then I have a huge oil painting (Driftwood painted by my favorite son-in-law, Eric, a master with oils) on the wall above my piano –
The top of the frame is way too high to get the dust, but check this out –
And the results –
When I was finished with the cleaning, I rewarded myself with a bit of Timeless Relaxation Rescue Gel (chamomile, arnica, etc.) –
… and of course, a little knitting!