Norwex: A Kitchen Must Have
So, I follow a lot of hashtags on Instagram. That way I get a variety of different content based on my interests. I was scrolling through one day and stumbled across Grandma. Grandma Norwex that is. I was immediately drawn to her spunky personality and passion from her products. (Not going to lie, I’m slightly obsessed) I reached out to her about providing some information about the products she was promoting. I had never heard of Norwex, so I had no idea.
Now, y’all know I don’t like to just take people’s word for it. That’s how you get sucked into scams and end up losing money. (Trust me, I’ve been there) So, I ordered some Norwex for myself to get an honest and unbiased opinion.
I purchased the ‘Counter Clothes Box Set’. It comes with 6 clothes about the size of a half paper towel and a cute little holder shaped like a house. I purchased it in order to try and reduce my paper towel usage. Total cost including shipping was $67. Don’t have a heart attack now. While, $67 is expensive, you have to weigh out your long-term costs. We use Viva paper towels. Usually I buy the 2-pack for $5.49 from Target. A roll lasts about a month at my house. So, I’m buying roughly 6 packs of paper towels a year, or $34 worth. However, the average family of 4 uses 26 rolls a year, which equates to $71 a year.
So, if you’re spending the same amount on average, why can’t you just keep using paper towels? Because you ruin the planet with each tear of the roll. Also, Norwex is a ONE TIME expense versus a reoccurring expense. While still a huge perk, the best thing about using Norwex isn’t saving money. The biggest draw for Norwex is that they reduce your waste footprint.
What are the statistics?
- 13 Billion pounds of paper towels are used each year
- Paper towels aren’t recyclable
- Decomposing paper towels release methane gas…. the leading cause of global warming
- Paper towels contain chemicals for color and absorbency
- Discarded paper products account for 35% of landfill waste
Rather shocking if you ask me. We are always taught that paper was better for the environment. Well, it is better than plastic, but still not great. The less we can use the better!
What makes Norwex Unique?
I found this the most interesting. Each cloth in my set is made from 70% post-consumer recycled plastic water bottles. Yeah, all the ones y’all been polluting the world with. Because they use the plastic bottles, you’re not only preventing future waste, but also helping to clean up existing waste. When your cloth has seen its last days, they urge you to SEND IT BACK. Yeah, they recycle their already recycled microfiber. They’ve partnered with a company to convert waste into renewable energy. Pretty Neat!
They also have something for everything. Kitchen, House, Bathroom, Pets, Kids, you name it! It took me a while to scroll through their products.
Verdict: Totally Worth it!
I’ve been trying to reduce my waste for some time now. Paper towels have been the hardest thing in my kitchen to get rid of. I can honestly say that I might have used 2 paper towels in the weeks since I’ve gotten my Norwex. They wet and dry clean extremely well and I hardly have to ever break out any cleaning spray.
If you’re interested in trying these products, check out Grandma’s link and get started browsing!