What if I tell you that microfiber cloths can save you money? What if I can show you how microfiber cloths can be used throughout your home for a natural clean that doesn’t need additional expensive cleaners? Let’s talk about how microfiber cloths save you money and keep your home and car clean without adding any toxic cleaners in the mix.
What Are Microfiber Cloths?
Microfibers are a blend of different fibers including polyester. Microfibers are about 100 times finer than a human hair. These wonder cloths can hold up to 8 times their weight in water. Because of their high density they are highly effective at capturing liquid or dirt without any additional cleaners. You can find many affordable options in the automotive section of your local retailer or on Amazon.
You don’t need additional cleaners when using microfiber cloths!
Uses of Microfiber Cloths.
Microfiber cloths can be used in every room throughout your home. Here are some great ideas for ways to use microfiber in your home:
- Use it in place of paper towels to clean up spills or messes.
- Polish your stainless steel appliances.
- Clean your mirrors.
- Dust your whole house without using Pledge or any other commercial dusting cleaners.
- Clean your car like a highly paid detailer.
- Get those windows shiny without Windex. For tough smudges slightly dampen a corner of a microfiber cloth then dry with the rest of the cloth or go with one of our homemade solutions.
- Clean your counter tops.
- Wipe down showers or bathtubs to prevent mold or mildew build up.
- Remove smudges from your electronic devices’ screens and TVs.
Care of Microfiber Cloths.
Microfiber cloths can be washed up to 1000 times without being replaced. Having said that there are some steps you should follow to make sure your microfiber has a long life.
- If your microfiber cloth has been used for dusting, you can take the microfiber outside and shake the dust off and reuse or you can use the attachment on your vacuum to remove the dust.
- Only wash microfiber with other microfiber. If you wash it with other towels or clothes, it can pick up the lint which compromises its cleaning ability.
- Use a liquid detergent. Powder detergents can stick in the fibers which can scratch surfaces.
- Don’t wash in high heat setting. Heat can melt the fibers.
- Don’t use fabric softeners or dryer sheets. These can clog the fibers from working.
- Air dry or use the low heat setting on your dryer. If you use the dryer, make sure the lint trap is cleared out or the contents can end up on your cloths.
- Don’t use bleach. This can break down the fibers.
- Don’t iron because the fibers will melt.
Take The Pledge… Not To Use Pledge.
I know how you clean has become a routine and changing your routine can be as difficult as breaking a bad habit. But, if you give some of these tips a try I bet you will find some that work. If you can make a pledge to not buy Pledge or other dusting cleaners and just use a microfiber cloth the next time you dust, you may be surprised how much that cloth picks up on its own. Plus, you won’t be breathing in the hidden toxins in the cleaners.
The biggest plus is not buying all those expensive cleaners or paper towel rolls. This can add up to significant savings for your household.
I’m sure there are even more great ideas I missed, so please feel free to share them with me in the comments!