July 11, 2012

How to Use Microfiber

I use microfiber cleaning cloths for cleaning  just about everything and every surface, so I thought I’d show you the ‘winners’ in my book. I’ve purchased different brands and types of cleaning cloths with my own money so what you see today are microfiber cloths and tools that really work and are worth the small investment.
What is microfiber?
  • typically an 80% polyester/20% nylon blend
  • comes in various textures and weaves to clean different things

Why use microfiber?

  • no lint left behind
  • dries quickly
  • no streaks
  • no paper towels
  • pennies per use
  • each microfiber cloth has 300+ uses, so if you clean once a week, you’ve got at least 6 years of use on any given cloth
  • washes easily

What’s the best way to clean microfiber?

  • microfiber can be rinsed and wrung out as your using it
  • launder with detergent – never use fabric softener
  • dry in the dryer
Where do I use microfiber?  Everywhere! Microfiber is my floor to ceiling cleaning tool. And I definitely take advantage of certain cloths that are designated for cleaning specific things.
{brands are below the pictures if you are curious}
I like this ‘just for wood’ cloth with furnture polish for polishing furniture
{Method brand for wood microfiber}

dusting
{Williams-Sonoma dusting mit}

windows/mirrors
{Method window/mirror cloth}

washing the wood floor and baseboards
{Target brand from the automotive aisle}

bathrooms
{Target brand from the automotive aisle}

this cloth has a tough/scrubbing texture that works great on linoleum floors
{Bissell scrubbing microfiber pad}

electronics – this cloth gets rid of all the dust that collects on screens
{Casabella microfiber for plasma and lcd screens}
{Scotch-Brite 2-sided microfiber cloths}

New to microfiber? Buy a pack of cloths – different colors work well because then you can use designate different colors for rooms or tasks. Try using it instead of paper towels or other rags and I think you’ll see that microfiber is a great cleaning tool!

Have a favorite microfiber product? I’d love to hear about it!

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