Cleaning toilets may not be the most glamorous task, but it’s essential to maintaining a clean and hygienic home. If you’re looking for a convenient and effective way to tackle toilet cleaning, Norwex e-cloth might just be the solution you’ve been searching for. In this blog post, we’ll explore the wonders of cleaning toilets with Norwex e-cloth and discover how it can make your cleaning routine a breeze.
Norwex e-cloth is a revolutionary cleaning tool that harnesses the power of microfiber technology. Designed specifically for cleaning toilets, this innovative cloth is engineered to effectively remove dirt, grime, and bacteria without harsh chemicals. With its unique composition and structure, Norwex e-cloth provides a deep clean that leaves your toilet sparkling and hygienic.
Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Toilets with Norwex e-cloth:
Cleaning toilets with Norwex e-cloth is a straightforward process that yields remarkable results. Follow this step-by-step guide to achieve a sparkling clean toilet:
- Gather Your Supplies: Gather the necessary supplies, including a Norwex e-cloth designed for toilet cleaning and a cleaning solution. You can use a mixture of water and a small amount of mild bathroom cleaner or vinegar.
- Prep the Toilet: Before cleaning, flush the toilet to wet the surface and create a damp environment. This helps the Norwex e-cloth to work effectively.
- Wet and Wring Out the Norwex e-cloth: Wet the Norwex e-cloth with water from the tap, then wring out any excess moisture. The cloth should be damp but not dripping wet.
- Start with the Inside of the Toilet Bowl: Begin by wiping the inside of the toilet bowl using the damp Norwex e-cloth. Pay special attention to areas under the rim and any visible stains. The microfiber technology of the e-cloth effectively captures and removes dirt and bacteria, leaving the bowl fresh and clean.
- Clean the Toilet Seat and Lid: Move on to the toilet seat and lid. Wipe them thoroughly with the damp Norwex e-cloth, focusing on any visible dirt or stains. The e-cloth’s fibers will help remove grime without scratching the surface.
- Wipe the Exterior Surfaces: Next, clean the exterior surfaces of the toilet, including the base and the area behind the toilet. Use the damp Norwex e-cloth to wipe away dust, dirt, and any smudges.
- Rinse and Dry: Once you have finished cleaning, rinse the Norwex e-cloth thoroughly with water to remove any residue or debris. Hang it to dry or place it in the laundry for the next use.
By following these simple steps, you can achieve a spotless and hygienic toilet with the help of Norwex e-cloth. Its effective cleaning power and environmentally-friendly design make it a fantastic choice for maintaining a clean home.
Benefits of Using Norwex e-cloth for Toilet Cleaning
When cleaning toilets, Norwex e-cloth offers a range of benefits that set it apart from traditional cleaning methods. Let’s explore the advantages of using Norwex e-cloth for toilet cleaning:
- Effective Cleaning Power: Norwex e-cloth’s microfiber technology attracts and captures dirt, grime, and bacteria without harsh chemicals. Its unique fibers are densely woven, providing superior cleaning and removing even the toughest stains and residue from your toilet.
- Environmentally Friendly: One of the standout features of Norwex e-cloth is its commitment to environmental sustainability. By using Norwex e-cloth, you can significantly reduce your reliance on chemical cleaners, which is better for the environment and your health. It’s a step towards a greener and cleaner home.
- Cost-Effective: Norwex e-cloth offers long-term cost savings. Instead of repeatedly purchasing cleaning solutions and disposable wipes, the reusable Norwex e-cloth can be washed and used multiple times. You’ll save money while keeping your toilet impeccably clean.
- Versatility: The benefits of Norwex e-cloth extend beyond toilet cleaning. This versatile cleaning tool can be used in various home areas, such as countertops, sinks, showers, and more. It’s a multi-purpose cleaning solution that simplifies your cleaning routine.
- Hygienic: Norwex e-cloth’s ability to effectively remove bacteria and germs ensures a hygienic cleaning process. It helps maintain a healthier environment by reducing the presence of harmful pathogens in your toilet.
FOUR THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE CLEANING TOILETS WITH A NORWEX CLOTH OR AN E-CLOTH
- When used correctly, e-cloths and Norwex cloths will pick up dust, dirt and over 99% of the bacteria on the tank, handle, seat, lid and base of your toilet. By “used correctly”, I mean (a) the cloth damp, not sopping wet and (b) you are wiping with the cloth flat (not bunched up).
- You do not need a special “for the toilet only” e-cloth or Norwex cloth. More on this below.
- You DO need to launder the cloth after using it on your toilet. Yes, that even applies to Norwex cloths with the BacLock feature. More on this below.
- Both e-cloth® and Norwex recommend against cleaning the rim and/or inside of the bowl with their cloths. Personally, I use the cloths on the rim, but not in the bowl (see below).
WHY YOU DO NOT NEED A “TOILET ONLY” CLOTH
Are you heading to your toilet to clean it right now? Well, obviously you’ve got to dampen that cloth first, so while you’re at your bathroom sink getting the cloth damp, quickly wipe the counter, faucet and sink first. NOW, go over and wipe your toilet.
The key to cleaning your toilet with an e-cloth or Norwex cloth is to ensure that the toilet is the LAST thing that you clean with that cloth before laundering it.
E-cloth® had some very thorough testing completed by Silliker that showed that rinsing (or laundering) the cloths in hot water removed over 99.9% of bacteria from the cloth.
What does that mean?
It means that after you launder the e-cloth® or Norwex cloth in hot water, there is no bacteria in the cloth and you can use that cloth to clean something else.
Does Kate have a “toilet only” cloth? No way! That would mean being organized and I am not an “organized” person. I have what I refer to as “generally bathroom” cloths. I use these throughout my bathrooms, but they also get used elsewhere occasionally – particularly upstairs if I’m too lazy to go downstairs to my stash and get a “generally rest-of-the-house cloth”.
WHY YOU NEED TO LAUNDER YOUR E-CLOTH OR NORWEX CLOTH AFTER CLEANING THE TOILET
Why? Because the big-wigs say so! Official word from e-cloth® and Norwex is to launder your cloth after cleaning areas with high bacteria counts. This applies to the toilet, surfaces/items covered with raw meat juices … and these days maybe your phone screen (have you heard that? phone screens have higher bacteria counts than toilets? Is that true?).
For more information on when and how to wash your e-cloth or Norwex products, click here.
WHAT PARTS OF YOUR TOILET CAN YOU CLEAN WITH AN E-CLOTH OR NORWEX CLOTH?
You can clean your entire toilet with an e-cloth or Norwex cloth, but both companies advise against cleaning the rim and inside of the bowl with their cloths. I use the cloths to clean the handle, tank, base, seat, seat cover and rim. I use a brush and liquid cleanser for the bowl. This is primarily because I dislike putting my hand – gloved or not – into the bowl. Even though I have no problem cleaning the toilet rim – which is typically coated in pee thanks to my careless boys – I simply can’t bring myself to put a gloved hand INto the toilet.
If you are using an e-cloth or Norwex cloth to clean the inside of the bowl, make sure you are not using any bleach cleanser. Bleach will destroy the fibres.
WHAT CLOTH DOES KATE RECOMMEND FOR TOILET CLEANING?
Frankly, you can use any shaggy e-cloths or Norwex cloths to clean the toilet. By shaggy, I mean NOT the Window or polishing cloths. My #1 criteria for a good cloth is:
Will this cloth get in the crack around the bolt caps of the toilet seat and at the toilet base?
You know the caps I’m talking about? They’re at the back of the seat, covering the bolts that hold the seat to the toilet and tank, and close to the floor, covering the bolts that hold the toilet to the floor.
Those cracks seem to suck in pee and dust, creating what I call cap-crack-crap (say that 5 times, quickly). The caps are easily removed but… I typically just wipe around them and I need a cloth that gets into those cracks. Because I’m a lazy cleaner.
My preferred cloth is something foldable (so I can easily change the area of the cloth being used to clean with without having to rinse the cloth out) and not too thick. My top 3 picks – in no particular order – are:
- e-cloth Cleaning Pad – this folds and fits nicely in my hand. It is “ok” at getting along the edge of the bolt caps. This is mainly on my list because it’s my favourite cloth for bathroom cleaning (see my Bathroom Cloth/Mitt comparisons here) and I prefer to just have to use one cloth for everything.
- e-cloth Professional Dusting Cloth is the BEST cloth I have used for tackling cap-crack-crap. One side of this cloth has very long fibres that really get into those cracks and pick up the crap.
- Norwex Bathroom Mitt – like the e-cloth Pro Dusting cloth, this mitt has very long fibres to get into those bolt cap cracks. You may have to adjust the mitt on your hand slightly though to get the fibres into the cracks.
Cleaning toilets is a necessary chore, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With Norwex e-cloth, you can revolutionize your toilet cleaning routine and experience a whole new level of cleanliness and convenience. Its microfiber technology, coupled with its eco-friendly design, makes Norwex e-cloth the ideal choice for maintaining a spotless and hygienic toilet.
Using Norwex e-cloth for toilet cleaning offers numerous benefits. Not only does it provide effective cleaning power without the need for harsh chemicals, but it also contributes to a greener and more sustainable lifestyle. The cost savings, versatility, and hygienic properties of Norwex e-cloth make it a valuable addition to your cleaning arsenal.