Cyber Monday Sale – ALL WEEK

I realize you’re likely shopped out from the whole Black Friday thing and maybe your mind is mush sooo… I’m going to give you a break and some time to breathe. Our Cyber Monday sale is ALL WEEK!

So relax. Take some time for yourself. Don’t worry about anything. And when you have time, some time this week, take a look at our Cyber sale. I’m not going to say the sale items are exciting, but there are some dang good deals to be had and come your next cleaning day, you may be happy to have them.

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Black Friday Sale at

As you may know, we just moved back from Japan a couple of weeks ago. My mind is reeling and I’m having a bit of trouble adjusting to life in Canada. My sleep is seriously messed up and I keep turning the wipers on in the car instead of the turn signal (a symptom of too long driving on the left side of the road).

My house is a filthy disaster of boxes, packing paper and stuff that I can’t find a spot for.  Oh, and a WHOLE lot of pottery. I may have gone a bit overboard with the pottery purchases in Japan.

But enough about me, it’s time to shop.  The Black Friday Sale at e-cloth is officially on and there are some really great savings on some of my favourite e-cloths (read that as “the most useful e-cloths”).

No coupon code required, so shop on!

Sale ends Midnight (EST) November 26, 2017.

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Kate… WHERE have you been?

I know, I know, I know.  It seems like I’ve disappeared from the internet.  I’m not updating the blog,  and I’ve been slow to respond to comments.


You know… I moved to Japan.  That was a year ago now and I’ve gotta tell ya, this place is awesome! I have contemplated blogging about our experiences here but frankly I’m afraid I would just be worried about blogging all the time.  There are so many new – and STRANGE – things for me to experience here and I just want to focus on enjoying them.  Not on writing about them.

But I am still here.  Lurking around the internet. I’m still selling ecloth products and I respond to questions on the website ( within a day. So if you’ve got specific e-cloth product questions, that’s the place to ask.

Keep in mind that I’m 12-16 hours ahead of USA time. So depending on what time you contact me (at website), I may respond almost immediately… or it may take me a day.

In case you’re wondering, it’s stinking hot here in the summer.  Humid and evening temps rarely go below 30 degrees Celcius. I realize there are hotter places in the US but for this Canadian, it’s mighty uncomfy.

There are many, MANY things I could share with you, but here are just a few to wet your appetite.


Up close at Sumo practice


Squid is available everywhere, cheap, in massive quantities. Remy is NOT impressed!


$50 cake- beer can for scale. It was small!


There is a hole in our floor for storing rice.


This is the control panel for our TOILET!!! You should see the one for our tub. There are 7 more buttons on the outside of the flap that is flipped down.


All carrots in Japan are exactly the same size and shape!


There are some INSANE roads in Japan. Windy, steep and hair-raisingly narrow.


This is the truck that moved our furniture across town. It took 2 trips.

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What to do if your Norwex or e-cloth® “Accidentally” Touches Bleach

what to do if you bleach your ecloth or norwexLet me give you a couple of scenarios, because I know YOU would never let your precious e-cloth or Norwex cloth come into contact with bleach.

Disclaimer: These scenarios are loosely based on emails I received from kind readers like yourself.

Scenario 1: The Laundry Incident

A man (we’ll call him “Husband”), your dream man, is working shirtless, flexing his muscles as he loads laundry into the machine.  Heck who cares what he looks like, HE’S DOING THE LAUNDRY!

Love, right?

He looks your way and dazzles you with a wink and a smile as he throws your Norwex and/or e-cloths into the machine. You smile back and silently congratulate yourself on how well you trained him (Yes, I realize that I’m totally stereotyping here.)

But wait.  What is that?  WHAT is THAT? Is that BLEACH!?

Everything goes slow-mo.

Your face transforms to a look of utter fear and horror as you raise your hand to your look-of-horror when you bleach your eclothmouth and shout/SCREAM “Noooooo-oooooo-ooooo!”.

You run, slow-mo-style, across the room.

But it’s too late, my friend.  The bleach is in the washer with your adored microfiber cloths.

Scenario 2: The Bathroom Incident

A woman (we’ll call her “Well-intended-mother-in-law” – WIMIL for short) is visiting.  You’re a tired mom with busy kids and the cleaning and cooking have fallen by the wayside. WIMIL has generously offered to do some cooking and cleaning.

Cooking is done and WIMIL heads to the bathroom to make it sparkle.  Kids are at school and you’re relaxing with a book and a cup of tea, thinking: “Life is good right now“.  You are absolutely loving your WIMIL.

But wait.  What is that sound? That sounds like a spray-bottle.  You think to yourself “I don’t have any spray bottles“.  And then you smell it.


You jump up from the couch, spilling tea in you lap and on the upholstery (but you don’t worry because you’ll clean that up with an e-cloth in a moment). Like an Olympian, you hurdle over the coffee table and stray toys to the bathroom and find WIMIL happily wiping the spray-cleanser-with-bleach with your bathroom e-cloth/Norwex cloth.

cleaning all dressed up

Note: This image is from It’s not my mother-in-law and that is definitely NOT an e-cloth or Norwex cloth in her hand. I just thought the picture was hilarious because of how dressed up she is. Click on the link and you’ll see the entire article with lots of pics of her cleaning in her gorgeous dress. Obviously I need to step up my cleaning wardrobe.

You gasp – but silently of course because this is your WIMIL, after all. Then you turn and swear (again, silently), walk away and make a mental note to have your laundry-doing-wonder-husband to give your WIMIL a quick e-cloth/Norwex lesson.

Why Can’t e-cloths and Norwex Cloths be Used or Laundered with Bleach?

E-cloths (and Norwex) work so well because of the quality, number, and thinness of their fibers.  Bleach can degrade and break down the fibers, making them less effective.

What to do if Your e-cloth/Norwex Touches Bleach

Firstly, take a deep breath.  It’s not the end of the world.

  1. A little contact with bleach – say you noticed the mistake right away (like you walk in on WIMIL wiping a bit of bleach cleanser) or the bleach was well diluted in water – say 5% bleach to water. Take the cloth out/away from the bleach and rinse it immediately in hot water. This cloth is going to continue to work well and you may not notice any difference in its ability to wipe up grease, dirt, soap scum etc. I can’t guarantee that it will still be picking up bacteria but you’ll find lots of other good uses for it (eg, in the car, windows, cleaning messes on the stove, dusting, wiping crayon off the wall, cleaning the tea off your couch that you spilled when you heard WIMIL spraying bleach to name a few.)
  2. Lots of bleach – say WIMIL decided your e-cloth/Norwex was too stained and needed a “cleaning” so she soaked it in bleach.  Chances are the fibers are going to be destroyed to some level. Definitely do not depend on that cloth to remove bacteria from surfaces any longer.  But that doesn’t mean the cloth is done for.  Give it a try, it could still be great for other cleaning jobs.  It likely won’t be as absorbent as it used to be but I think you’ll still find some good use for it.

As always, if you have questions, please feel free to ask. I’m always looking for new ideas for blog posts and your questions are of great help.  If you’re asking, chances are lots of other people are wondering too.


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5 Easy Ways to Convert a Spray Cleanser Hold-out to e-cloths

no spray cleansersI’ve converted you, right?  Somehow, either here on my blog, or on my facebook page or personal email, I’ve led you to the lighter side of cleaning and the wonderful world of e-cloth.

You’re loving your e-cloths. You love them so much you’ve told your friends, family and even strangers.

They all love e-cloth… except that one hold-out.  That one person that just doesn’t see how much easier their cleaning could be.  Or how much safer their cleaning could be.  Or just how much better their cleaning could be.

You’ve tried everything and you just KNOW they’ll like it if they just give it a chance.  I know this because many of you have emailed me telling me about that one person in your life.

Well, here are 5 ideas on how to convert them:

  1. Invite them over for breakfast/brunch and cook a big batch of bacon on the stove. wipe bacon grease easily with e-cloth(Note, some of you may be sworn “bacon is cooked in the oven” peeps, like me but to convert the hold-outs, you’ve got to cook it on the stove top) Let the grease splatter everywhere. The more grease the better.  Then show them how easy it is to wipe up all that grease – and have a squeaky clean stove – with a damp e-cloth.  If you fold the cloth in half, and then in half again, you’ll have 8 sides of the cloth to use.  With this folding method, you should be able to clean the entire greasy mess without having to rinse the cloth until you’re done.  Get your friend to rub their finger across the stove afterwards so they can hear the squeaky clean-ness.
  2. Clean the kitchen sink, faucet and knobs with an e-cloth.  A very quick wipe with a damp e-cloth will remove most water marks, stains, grease and bacteria.  You can do it in between 30 and 60 seconds and have an utterly spotless, gleaming, clean sink.
  3. Remind them that most chemical sprays have to be left on a surface for 10 minutes to remove bacteria.  AND, you’re inhaling those sprays.  I don’t know anyone that sprays their counter and then waits 10 minutes to wipe it off, do you?  Wipe the counter with a damp e-cloth and you’re done!
  4. If the hold-out has kids, use an e-cloth to wipe any or all of these up in a jiffy: ecloth cleans crayon on wallsgreasy fingerprints on walls, pee around the toilet, yogurt (dried or fresh) off the floor or walls, marker/crayon/paint off walls or furniture, an entire glass of spilled milk, chocolate out of the couch, etc.
  5. Clean their windows.  The window cleaning impresses everyone 😉

Do you have a friend or family member that just can’t seem to make the switch?  Or did you “convert” someone to e-cloth?  I want, no NEED, to hear about it so please do share!


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50% OFF Kate’s Most Recommended Pack and More

Clearance-SaleI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  When the e-cloth warehouse gets crowded, you save big! We’re clearing out a number of products, which means super-amazing prices for you.

Most exciting for me (and it should be for you too!) is the sale on what I’m calling Kate’s Power Pack Blue (really called “Aquarium & Vivarium” pack, but that title is sooooo stinking boring and limiting).

Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.09.13 PMThe Power Pack includes a General Purposecloth AND a Glass & Screen Shot 2015-10-29 at 2.09.42 PMPolishing cloth for only $7.49!!! (Compare that to $30-$40 on the Norwex Basic Pack, which is essentially the same).

We also have the Pink Power Pack on sale but it’s slightly more expensive because $1.50 of the cost is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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How Much Does Kate Love These 2 Packs?

Check out the blog post I wrote all about them some time ago!

What Else is 50% Off?

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A number of the e-body products are also on 50% off.

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I USE and KNOW all of these products.  If you have questions, feel free to ask.


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FREE Wash & Wipe Dish Cloth with Select e-cloth® Purchases!

The new Wash & Wipe Dish Cloths have been very, VERY popular.  So popular that we sold out of them in record time and the poor, poor people had to wait for more.

And let me just tell you that my husband said “I like that new cloth”.  Them’s strong words coming from him! He is NOT one to voice his opinion on cleaning products.  Or on anything really, for that matter.

We think you’ll like it so much that for a limited time, we’re giving them away FREE!

Free?  What’s the catch?

No catch, you get one free with the purchase of either a General Purpose cloth or a Glass & Polishing cloth.

I know, I know. You want to reach through your computer and kiss me, don’t you.


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Buy One Get One Sale at

I get sooooooo  many emails asking “Kate, when is the next Buy One Get One Sale?“.

Well wait no longer! Now’s the time.

While supplies last we’ve got the General Purpose and Glass & Polishing Cloths on sale: TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE.

And double-jackpot-jump-for-joy-kiss-me-hot-DANG, the 2 for 1 General Purpose cloths are DARK this Fall.  That means they’ll hide the stains… which I KNOW is a dream for many of you.

GASP! Brown and Dark Green! Looooove it! Now my boys can clean their bikes without me having a hissy-fit about the stains on my precious e-cloth afterwards 😉

And the colours on the Glass & Polishing cloths ain’t bad either.

2 Glass & Polishing Cloths OR 2 General Purpose Cloths for $7.99



Buy now

Take Note: These sale cloths are in limited quantity and are only available while supplies last.

As always, if you’d like more information or have any questions, drop me a comment below.  If you’re wondering how these compare to Norwex cloths, take a look at the drop-down menus at the top of my blog.  I’ve got lots of e-cloth vs norwex comparisons including the e-cloth General Purpose vs Norwex Enviro AND e-cloth Glass & Polishing vs Norwex Window.

Now go save yourself some money! Sale

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Can I use Vinegar with my e-cloths?

Quick Answer: Absolutely! You can use vinegar with your e-cloth® (and Norwex) cloths.

Long Answer: Read on…

How to use ecloth norwex with vinegar

By now, you probably already know that e-cloth (and Norwex) microfiber works to clean almost everything with only water.  The science of those millions of fibers is fantastic, isn’t it?

But I know – and can understand why – some people take a little coaxing to believe that the e-cloth is really cleaning that well and maybe you think you need a little extra something to help it along.

I mean the whole “e-cloth® picks up over 99% of bacteria” thing. It’s got you wondering, doesn’t it. Am I right?  You can’t see bacteria so how do you know it’s gone?  Luckily, e-cloth has taken the guess work out of that by having an independent laboratory prove it. But still…

You’ve been using homemade green cleansers for a while and have an addiction to vinegar.  Whoa! I know it Sista. Vinegar ROCKS! And now you’ve got yourself a brand new e-cloth (or Norwex) and an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other:

Angel:Kate tells me it’s OK. Kate tells me it works. I love Kate.”

Devil:Who is this Kate, anyway? What does she know? GO GET THE VINEGAR!”

Angel:Oh yes, vinegar.  Vinegar is good. Vinegar is a workhorse. But hey, Kate never told me anything about vinegar…”

ASIDE: If you’ve read this far, you’re getting an idea of how my mind works.  I have many,  MANY little back-and-forth conversations with myself every day.

In any case, this is my VERY long-winded way of telling you that, e-cloths will clean everything very well with just water. Vinegar is not necessary, but you can use vinegar with them if you want.

When & How to Use e-cloths with Vinegar

For the record, 99% of the time, I use my e-cloths (and Norwex) with only water, but there are a few cleaning jobs that I find vinegar helps with:

  1. Removing hard water spots and stains: spray some vinegar on the spots/stains and let it sit for a few minutes than wipe with an e-cloth.  On vertical surfaces, I saturate my e-cloth (or paper towel) with vinegar and press it onto the surface.  It stays pretty well.  After a few minutes, I remove the cloth and wipe the spot away.
  2. Removing soap scum: same procedure as for removing hard water spots – spray/soak, wait and wipe.

I’m pretty sure those are the only times I use vinegar to help my e-cloths clean. If you’ve got other suggestions, please let me know!

Keep your e-cloths looking & Smelling New with Vinegar

I clean a lot of very dirty things with my e-cloths. They get pretty stained and grungy looking and I know some people have had an issue with stinky norwex or e-cloth products (admittedly, it the stink even happened to me once. Yes, me, High-and-mighty-self-proclaimed-queen-of-e-cloth-Kate).  Stink comes when the cloths aren’t rinsed out well enough and grease, bacteria, or even soap residue builds up on the fibers.  If any of these issues has been a problem for you, have no fear, VINEGAR TO THE RESCUE.  I’ve written 3 posts in the past that may be of help/interest to you:

  1. How to Cure Stinky Cloths
  2. How to Keep your Cloths Stain-free
  3. How to Cure Stiff or Crunchy Cloths







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2015 e-cloth® Earth Day Sale – Kate’s Tips on What to Buy when it’s on Sale

Geez, there are a lot of e-cloth products, aren’t there?  Hard to know where to begin.  And when you see those 4 magic letters… S…A…L…E, you want to go crazy and buy, buy, BUY!

But before you get carried away, let me help you.  Here are my Top 5 Picks for what to get while the 20% off Earth Day Sale is on (Coupon Code: Earthday15 .Sale ends at midnight central time, Wed April 22, by the way).

Kate’s Top 5 “Get it While it’s on Sale” Picks

  1. Universal Stone – this stuff is amazing and everyone should have some.  But yup, it’s universal stonepricey so maybe hard to justify (even though it’ll replace many of your other cleansers). Try searching on this blog for Universal Stone – I’ve got lots of examples with pictures of how well this stuff works. So get it while it’s on sale.  We also have the Universal Stone Cleaning Set that includes a General Purpose Cloth and a Glass & Polishing cloth and will save you even more money (but save even more by getting the Universal Stone and a couple of the 2 for 1 General Purpose/Glass & Polishing cloths instead – see below)
  2. Deep Clean Mop – another big-ticket item that people covet.  Probably something you win an ecloth mop contest - even a baby can use it!hum and haw over, wondering if it’s really any better than your existing mop.  Well stop wondering… it IS better. WAY better! Again, I’ve got reviews on here so check them out. If you’ve got pets, this is a must-have. Especially this time of year when the shedding is on full tilt and muddy paw prints prevail. We also have lots of mop “bundles” that’ll save you big money if you’re looking at getting multiple items.  But the bundles aren’t on sale right now. NOTE – I highly recommend that if you get the mop that you also purchase the dusting pad for it.  The mop dusting pad is my MOST USED ITEM and it’ll save you lots of time – and frustration.
  3. drinkware-cleaning-clothDrinkware Drying and Polishing Cloth – This little beauty is often over-looked. It’s kinda hard to find on the website and likely not something you’d search for.  But it’s a gem of a dish-dryer and it’s a couple of bucks cheaper than our Kitchen Towels.  Use if for all your dish-drying – not just glasses. You’ll be impressed by how quickly – and how much – water it absorbs. Not to mention the streak-free finish on your glasses!
  4. Kids love the e-body luxury bath towel4Luxury Bath Towel – The title says it all. Luxury… Bath… Towel. This thing IS pure luxury. It dries you quickly and feels like velvet against your skin.  And here’s a little secret for those of you that don’t like the fact that it’s white… shhhh, don’t tell anyone… the Large Pet Towel is exactly the same. So if you’re afraid of white, try the brown pet towel instead. And while I’m at it, I’ll just mention that the pet towel is the 2nd best thing I’ve ever gotten for my dog (the best thing is #5, below). If you’ve got a dog that likes to swim or run in the rain, you’ll love how quickly you can dry them off with the pet towel. Search this blog for my reviews of the luxury towel. We still only have one that the entire family fights over.
  5. Pet Grooming Mitt – This is the single best thing I’ve ever gotten for my dog. She loves how it feels and I love ecloth microfiber pet grooming mitthow it cleans her coat and removes dander.  Note, this is not a brush and it isn’t great for removing hair. This mitt makes my dog’s coat shine! I use it AFTER I brush her to remove the dead skin that the brush brings to the surface. And I use it a LOT in spring, summer and fall to remove dust and dirt from her hair. Roxy loves the feel of the bristly side on her face and in her ears.

Why Aren’t Any of the Cleaning Cloths on Kate’s Top 5 Sale List?

You know I love my e-cloths. You know I love the way they clean. So why aren’t they on my Earth Day Sale Must Buy list?

Because we’ve still got 2 for 1’s available and they aren’t eligible for the 20% off. You could get any of our regular priced cleaning cloths and use the Earthday15 Coupon Code to get 20% off them, but you’ll save money by getting the 2 for 1’s instead.

Spring 2015 2 for 1 sale at eclothusa.comAND…

we’ve still go the MOST AMAZING DEAL EVER on our Kitchen and Window Packs.

Window and kitchen packs on super saleSo get your luxury, coveted items from the list above at 20% off (Coupon Code: Earthday15) and get our best-selling General Purpose and Glass & Polishing cloths at 2 for the price of 1.



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