Several readers have written in to tell me their microfiber cleaning cloth uses around their home, and how much they love them, and why.
What follows are several testimonials from readers explaining why they choose to use this fiber for cleaning their homes instead of something else, plus hopefully it may give you ideas for how you can use them as well.
Carrie Garvin says:
I have used cleaning cloths for the last 20 some years in the kitchen, and bathrooms.
I've found that microfiber cloths are a great choice as a washing/cleaning cloth. Not only are they washable, but in addition they can be inexpensive, such as when purchased in a bulk package, so I can keep loads of them around.
A regular (not to thick) wash cloth would be my second choice.
I never liked the idea of using a sponge in the kitchen or for that matter the bathroom either.
Something that stays wet and moist is certainly a grounds for bacteria, etc.
Microfiber dries quickly or can be tossed into the laundry and replaced with another "dry and clean" one.
Why have I chosen the these cloths over sponges, or even paper towels?
1. The are eco-friendly.
2. I toss them in any wash load.
3. I can use the same cloth over and over again for years.
Thanks for sharing why you'd rather use cloths than more disposable products for cleaning your home Carrie.
I completely understand what you mean, although I do personally use sponges for washing dishes. However, you do have to clean or otherwise disinfect the sponges quite often, and throwing another cloth in the washing machine is often much easier than that.
In addition, when you purchase good quality cleaning cloths they can last for years, which in the end may be a much better investment of money instead of constantly replacing more disposable products over and over again.
How do you use microfiber cloths in your home? Please share your uses here, or read on below for more ideas from yet another reader.
Using microfiber cleaning cloths has simplified my cleaning chores tremendously!
It has also made elbow grease the only necessary added ingredient a lot of them time as well!
For spot cleaning just about anywhere, EVEN on carpet (and including my stairs) I just use warm water on one microfiber cloth, and rub either with side to side motions or circular (your choice) and follow with a dry microfiber to dry and take away soil, moisture, etc.
In addition I often use them to clean toys and for icky cleanup.
I like that they are washable, easy to sanitize and long-lasting.
I'm a longtime user of homemade cleaners, and using microfiber for cleaning also insures that my family isn't exposed to ANY chemicals that have to be added to the cleaning process otherwise.
Boy, I sure wish I had invented 'em myself!
The only drawback to these cloths is that they can't be used on extremely hot surfaces -- they melts (after all, they're made of petroleum).
Thanks for sharing for sharing how you use these cloths Sarah.
I think these days more and more people are switching from cotton cloths to the microfiber varieties for cleaning, dusting and more.
I would love to hear from even more readers sharing how they use these products, or to make suggestions about what brands of these cloths you like to use, and why. You can share both your uses and reviews here, or read others that have already been submitted.
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