How to Use Microfiber Cloths to Simplify Your Home

Militza

Today we’re talking about microfiber cloths – and why you should put one in every room of your house! Hint: because it will simplify your life!

What’s great about microfiber is that unlike normal cotton cloths, microfiber has a static cling that attracts and lifts away dirt. That’s because of the shape of the fibers – they trap and retain even the smallest particles of dust and dirt. So what does this mean?

  • You don’t need to use cleaning sprays. Which means less chemicals and less money! All you need is water and your cloth! You’ll see, it picks up dirt, buffs and shines!
  • You don’t need to use paper towels or disposable wipes. Microfiber cloth soaks up liquids like a sponge. Then with a good squeeze, it’s pretty much dry again ready for the next job.
  • A dry cloth will buff and clean your mirrors and stainless steel fixtures – no sprays, no fuss.

Caring for Your Microfiber Cloths

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It’s a good idea to buy a multi-pack – so that everyday, or as you need, you can change it out for a fresh one to clean with. When it gets used, toss it in a bucket to either hand wash in soapy water or toss them in the laundry – but be careful you don’t mix them with anything that sheds lint or use fabric softener, which will reduce its static ability.

I have three ideas for you to use microfiber cloths around the house – they’re going to help you simplify your life and reduce your clean up time!

Bathroom Buddy

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You know the way our sink builds up with stains of toothpaste, water, soap…. you’re left with a big clean-up at the end of the week. You can avoid this by wiping up every time you use the sink. It takes seconds to save so much time in the end! Plus you’re not worried about pop-in guests :)

Fridge Cleanup

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When you use a jar of jam or sauce – give the bottom and the lid a wipe with your cloth before putting it back in. You’ll avoid that sticky mess that likes to build up.

On The Go

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Microfiber cloth is so great at lifting stains – you can use it on carpet and upholstery spills, but also for your clothing. The sooner you get to the stain, the easier it will be to remove, so that you don’t need to use the heavy duty chemicals!

ps – soapy water cleans everything!

Which microfiber cloth should you buy?

Not all are equal. I’ve had a few bad ones that don’t soak up liquid… the ones I use now are generic, they’re sold everywhere, about $1 each – I got lucky they work great. The internet seems to love ecocloths – they work well, but are a bit more pricey.

I haven’t tried this brand, but they’re getting great reviews on Amazon and are priced more reasonably: Magic Fiber

Hope this gives you some good ideas to make your life a little easier and a little shinier too!

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Questions for the comments: what’s your favorite brand of microfiber cloths? And let us know if you have found more smart uses for them!

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Comments (5)

  • militza
    Uma Reply

    Hi i get to know you from sassymama website ,fridge clean up tip is helpful for me. Please tell me How to wash microfiber clothes as I read somewhere not too much detergent and no fabric softer for them.

    militza

    Hi Uma! It’s lovely to connect :) Yes, you’re right, detergents and fabric softeners can damage the working power of the microfiber cloth.

    I like to keep a stack of cloths at home, so that I can swap out a fresh one everyday. I toss the dirty cloths in the laundry, until I’m ready to wash a batch with a gentle liquid degergent. Look for a brand that is as simple and pure as possible. There’s a better selection these days in Singapore, check out Ecover or Human Nature.

    You can wash them in the laundry machine, if you use a gentle soap and do not use hot water. Only use cold or warm water – and some people like to put the cloths in a delicates bag so that the cloths do not pick up lint from other fabrics.

    Hope that helps!

  • militza
    Jane Reply

    After reading this I browsed on the web and found those magicfibers you mention! They were awesome!!!! I recommend them, this is their website btw http://www.themagicfiber.com

    militza

    Hi Jane – that’s so good to know! Thanks for sharing your recommendation and their site :)

  • militza

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about microfiber cloth. Very useful and efficient. Will surely use this.

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