Really hate to clean.
You? Big thrill from scrubbing? Love to vacuum straight lines in the carpet? See your reflection in your sink? Take pride when someone stops by and everything is in such great order you know they left thinking you rock at keeping house and are never in danger of becoming a hoarder?
I'm going to be honest, so honest my mother will cringe when she reads this. Not because it's news to her, but because she's a great housekeeper, and I am SO not.
I let me kids' bathroom shower go (among other things, but we are going to talk about the shower right now and see if any other confessions come at another time). We have a well and hard water. The white tub had turned a nasty yellow. I was embarrassed. I stopped inviting people over. For playdates, dinner, or anything else. When someone would drop in I hoped they wouldn't ask to use the bathroom. I tried every last harsh chemical on the market that my google search said would clean the yellow out of a tub. I tried good old fashion elbow grease with a magic eraser (my favorite cleaning product because it worked magic in a LOT of dirty places in my home). Nothing I tried worked.
See how bad it was!
(I hope I just made you feel really, really good about your house.)
Then it happened. I had a situation I couldn't gracefully get out of. A bunch of women and their tweens were meeting at my house for dinner before we carpooled to an event. Someone was going to see my bathroom. I decided to get out in front of the situation. Image management and all that. I showed them the tub and shower and asked them how they would clean it.
One momma had an idea I hadn't tried because I hadn't heard about it. Maybe you have.
Norwex cleaning paste. Said it was a little pricey. But honestly, it couldn't be as expensive as replacing the tub, which is what I was trying to convince my husband we needed to do. So I was all in, ready to give it a try. (I would have tried it at twice the price!)
She talked me through what I'd need to do the job: a Norwex cloth, cleaning paste and maybe a Spirinett pot scrubber.
The day my Norwex stuff arrived I got the kids down for bed and got to work. My squealing got every last kid out of bed. "It's magic! Eric, it's working! Eric you have to come see this! I swear, it's magic!"
I could have cried! I was so happy and relieved. I called my mom right away and told her. I think she was even more relieved than I was (she'd casually brought up that shower in more conversations with me than I cared to count).
Since that tub miracle, I have grown more and more aware of the beauty of Norwex products. The tub isn't the only Norwex miracle I've experienced. But it's the Norwex miracle that made me excited to share Norwex with others.
I am NOT a sales person. After attending three Norwex parties and hosting a party of my own (and getting lots of amazing stuff for free) I decided it made sense to become a Norwex Independent Sales Consultant.
Truthfully I am not trying to make money (though I have a little dream of replacing our 15 year old carpet that has lived through five cats, someday). But maybe one of you has a cleaning challenge that has been keeping you from being hospitable. If that's you, I hope my vulnerability will help.
If you want to try the cleaning paste I used, you can get it here. (If you use that link to purchase I will be compensated.) And if you want to look at all the great Norwex products, check out my Norwex website here. (And if you use that link to purchase any Norwex products I will be compensated.)
What cleaning challenge are you facing?