Everyone at some point in their life will need to clean or wipe something down. As much as cleaning may be the bane of some people’s existence, it is often a part of daily life.
I myself, loathe the thought of having to clean the bathroom tiles. The grout is a nightmare sometimes.
I have tried using a large scrubbing brush, with poor results. A toothbrush was settled upon for a period of time, and it seemed to do the trick well enough, but it just scratched at stains if i didn’t apply maximum force. Killer on the arm.
Microfiber cloths are supposed to be the best type of cloth for cleaning a multitude of surfaces. Great! no tile brushing AND THEN wiping away the grime.
Microfiber cloths are great at picking up more dirt than, for example, a cotton cloth. This is because the cloths are made up of really really tiny fibers, packed in ever so tightly. In fact the size of each fiber is more minute than a strand of a human’s hair!
Features of Microfiber Cloth
- Moisture wicking: “wicking properties” refer to the ability to absorb moisture. This is ideal when cleaning, as you want anything wet to be absorbed, rather than sit on a counter or mirror and leave marks and streaks.
- Durable : Microfiber cloths are exceptionally durable. This can extend the life of your cloths, and in turn save you money. It can also help keep more items out of land fills (paper towels, old not so wonderful cleaning rags etc), so I guess in a sense, they’re more eco- friendly.
- No lint left behind: The vast majority of these cloths don’t tend to leave little trails of lint and fiber in their wake. What’s the point in wiping up a mess, if it’s just going to leave a mess behind? Thanks cotton blend cloth.
- Cost: The cost involved in purchasing these cloths is relatively comparable (in my opinion), to buying regular cotton or acrylic blend cloths. On amazon.com these cloths can be bought for about thirteen dollars for a pack of 24.
Caring for your microfiber baby comes with a few instructions. Wash it similarly to how you would your not-as-amazing cleaning cloths.
It is however, crucial, that fabric softener not be used. They can clog the tiny little fibers and impede the cloths moisture wicking super powers.
Equally as important when cleaning your microfiber cloths, is that they be washed separately from other items. This will keep other fabrics’ bits of lint, from sticking to the microfiber cloth.
Experts suggest refraining from using a powder laundry detergent and sticking to a liquid to help maintain the cloth’s absorbency.
Lastly, when drying your microfiber cloth, it is recommended that a very low heat setting be used on the dryer, as high temperatures are said to melt the little fibers.
As a reminder; while this cloth will help you clean in a fraction of the time, it will need to be changed out from time to time.
Just like other cloths, dirt and bacteria can build up on them, and no one wants a bacteria riddled kitchen counter. I have now kicked my regular cloths to the curb, and make great use of my microfiber cloths.