Microfiber cloths are wonderfully amazing for cleaning. I went to the store a few months ago, saw the price of the pack of microfiber cloths in the cleaning aisle, and decided I could do without them. I then decided to check Amazon, and found this Microfiber 12-Pack of Cleaning Cloths for a much better price! You can also look in the automotive section of certain stores for the cheaper cloths that will work just as well. I highly recommend microfiber cloths for green and frugal cleaning. Here are some of the best uses I’ve come up with:
Microfiber Cloth Uses
-Window washing. This is probably my favorite use for the microfiber cloths. What’s awesome about using them for window washing is that you don’t have to use any window cleaner. You can just wet the cloth, wipe your mirrors or windows, and then use a dry cloth until the surface is dry. Trust me, it works. It will leave a streak free shine every time! If you want to use a window cleaner, follow this glass cleaner recipe.
–Dusting. Microfiber cloths are wonderfully amazing for dusting. They attract the dust, dog hair, and other debris right to them. I use a Swiffer stick and just put my microfiber cloth on the part where you’re supposed to attach the disposable pad. When I’m done dusting, I take the cloth outside and shake it out.
-Floor washing. Microfiber cloths are very absorbent, and their texture makes a great scrubber. I attach a wet microfiber cloth to my Swiffer (you could also use a Swiffer Wet Jet) and then mop the floors as usual. If you have the Swiffer Wet Jet, you can just keep using the microfiber cloths instead of buying the new pads. Plus, make sure you refill the bottles with your homemade cleaner or mixture of vinegar and water.
-Baseboard cleaning. With two large dogs, I am forever dusting baseboards. When I run the microfiber cloth over them, it attracts the dog hair and dust very easily. It makes it easy to clean the baseboards.
-Replace paper towels. Microfiber cloths are super absorbent and make a great paper towel replacement. If you’ve got a huge spill, grab a couple of microfiber cloths and soak up the liquid. It works well, and they’ll save you money in the long run.
-Kitchen counter cleaning. When you use a hot soapy water mixture, the microfiber cloths are great for cleaning kitchen counters and surfaces. Add in a 1/4 of vinegar for extra cleaning and disinfecting power.
-Cloth diaper inserts. Cloth diapers can save you money with your babies, but the inserts can be expensive! You can make your own inserts using an old towel or flannel and some microfiber cloths. It will work just as well as the expensive, pre-made ones, and you’ll save yourself some cash at the same time!
Microfiber cloths are one of the best things you can buy for your all natural, eco friendly cleaning. The initial investment is definitely worth it and will save you money over the years.
What do you use microfiber cloths for?