Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

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Are you a germ conscience mom like me that is wary of getting sick when touching door knobs, public toilets, shopping carts, or restaurant tables? 

Do you carry around disinfectant wipes in your purse to wipe down these surfaces in order to keep your family safe from germs? 

What if I told you that there is some small print on the back of those disinfectant wipes containers that you may have missed?

  • Did you wait long enough for the table to be wet before you sat down to eat? (like 4-10 minutes until the table was disinfected?)
  • Did you also rinse off the table with water before eating from it after wiping with the chemical wipe? (no one wants to ingest that stuff!!)
  • Read the back of the label on your disinfectant wipe container and you will find this info on there!!!!

You didn’t do those things??  Me neither!

What if I told you I know of a product that cleans better than a disinfectant wipe, and uses just water (no harsh chemicals on tables you are eating off of!)? No waiting and no rinsing to know your surface is totally clean.   Don’t believe me?  That’s ok – I didn’t either.

After I watched this demo for the first time, my jaw literally dropped! Who would really think there would be something that works better than a disinfecting wipe to clean our counters??!!  

I also want to note that this test showed that all protein was cleaned up.  Proteins are found in bacteria, meaning they can be smaller than bacteria.

So this cloth is picking up molecules smaller than the size of bacteria that can make us sick, like e-coli.

The more I learned about how the microfiber cloth works, the more intrigued I became.

Needless to say, I ordered a general-purpose E-Cloth among other cleaning products to try.  In fact, I quickly turned into one of those fanatics that had a very long wish list!

PLUS, you can get FOUR general-purpose e-cloths for less than $20!  To compare, ONE Norwex Envirocloth will cost you over $20 when you include shipping!

Still wondering how the e-cloth Microfiber works better than a disinfectant wipe or cotton washcloth?  Here’s the answer:

I’ve been doing more research and this cloth is not an actual disinfectant.  It traps the bacteria until you clean it.  Rinsing it in water helps wash out the germs and grime.

Want to know all the ways you can use your general-purpose e-cloth all over your home?  Fill out the form below and get your free printable of 35+ Ways To Use A General Purpose E-cloth:

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My House Is Clean Again!

Since becoming a mom, the cleanliness expectations of my home have significantly decreased.

I’ve let cobwebs linger, dust collect, tubs to go un-scrubbed far too long and with two young children because I’m just too tired to care!  But since e-cloth products arrived at my house, my kitchen, tubs, windows, and floors haven’t been this thoroughly clean in a long time!

These products make cleaning easier and faster for sure!

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cleaning with disinfectant wipe

156 Responses to Are You Using Your Disinfectant Wipe Wrong Like I Was?

  1. Still trying to wrap my head around how these can work so well. What is the solution if they end up going through the wash machine and dryer using fabric softener? Is there a solution to screwing up the effectiveness of the cloths?

    • Great question! If you do accidentally wash or dry a norwex cloth with fabric softener – the residue left behind from the fabric softener can be washed out. Wash it once or twice more w/o fabric softener and that should reverse the effects of the fabric softener build-up.

  2. Never tried them and hesitant to make the financial investment in an activity I don’t like to do much anyway, but this would be a good start!

  3. I’ve never heard of their products till today, I usually use Clorox wipes. I am definitely interested and willing to try them out.

  4. This would be my first time trying these. I have not heard of the brand until now. Sounds like a good and dependable brand that I would like.

  5. I have heard so much about these cloths from friends that use them and love them! I would love to have one for my house.

  6. I’ve never tried or owned any Norwex before, but I would love the window cloth! I have tried so many Pinterest tips and tricks to get clean windows, but this sounds like it would work so much better!

  7. I do not have any Norwex products right now. I keep hearing about the Envirocloth and I’ve been very tempted to try it but I just haven’t had a chance to buy one.

  8. I’ve never tried any Norwex products before. Actually before now I wasn’t too familiar with the company!I hope to learn more and try some!

  9. I’ve yet to try Norwex products, but they sound handy. We for sure need something for dusting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. These would be my first. I would be most excited about the window cloth. I seem to always get streaks on my windows and it drives me crazy – especially in the car.

  11. The Norwex antibacterial Microfiber EnviroCloth seems like a dream come true.
    Really excited about exploring and experiencing these awesome products. This will be my first time and I’m sure I’ll be back for more!

  12. Interesting. I was a microbiologist before having kids. I did know about the 4-10 minute wet time for wipes. I’ve never heard of this company or these cloths but I’ll take a closer look now. Thanks!

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