How to Use a Microfiber Cloth to Clean Your Home
Did you know that using a standard cloth for cleaning can be extremely unsanitary? Studies have shown that high levels of bacteria are potentially hiding out in your regular cleaning cloth or sponge. This is one of the many reasons why we made the switch to microfiber cloths. Once we did, we realized the versatility and endless uses it has and want to share it with you as well!
So How Does a Microfiber Cloth Even Work?
All microfiber cloths had millions of microfibers that both lift and holds dirt, grease, grime, liquids, bacteria, and just about anything else. These fibers include both positive-charged polyester fibers and negative-charged nylon fibers that actually attract and pull up whatever is on the surface you’re cleaning. This means no more going over and over a particularly dust-filled surface to ensure it’s clean. With just one swipe, microfiber clothes pull just about anything that’s hiding on the surface and traps it within it’s fibers.
Things to Clean With a Microfiber Cloth:
As we mentioned, the perks of using a microfiber cloth really are endless and one of those perks includes cleaning just about ANYTHING with them! They leave no lint or streaks behind, can hold up to 8 times their weight in water, won’t scratch delicate surfaces and can clean nearly any surface with just water. We’ve compiled a list of the most common household items you can clean with a microfiber cloth, as well as some that you may not have even thought about!
Windows & Mirrors
Granite & Marble Countertops
Everyday Wipe Ups and Spills
Showers & Tubs
How to Clean Microfiber Cloths:
With so much versatility in collecting all the icky residue from your surfaces, it’s important to wash your microfibers regularly. We advise on rinsing each cloth under warm or hot water for about 15 seconds and thoroughly ringing it out. If cloths are used daily, then a weekly machine wash on the regular cycle with hot water is in order. Remember, bleach can potentially damage the fibers so be sure to use a regular detergent. Some cloths will need the royal treatment if they get high usage, as they can potentially begin to smell. In this case, boil them in water with a dash of distilled vinegar and 1/4 cup of baking soda for about 10-15 minutes. This should do the trick in removing any nasty odors and restore it back to almost new to continue use!