A few weeks ago one of my regular readers, Denise in Ark, gave us a GREAT rundown on how to efficiently and effectively clean a bathroom. (She cleaned professionally for 20 years…and let me tell you she has got it down to a system!) In the process of learning from the master…I was introduced to the wonders of microfiber cleaning cloths! I don’t know where I’ve been…but apparently I completely missed the boat on cleaning with microfiber. But LOTS of you left comments praising this wonder of modern science….including Jen, who said microfiber was now her go-to method of cleaning….so much so she’s gone into business spreading the word to the world selling a product called Norwex. :-)
Since I had literally never cleaned with a microfiber cloth before (I’m such a newb!), when the cloths from Jen arrived I was at a loss as to what to do with them! Sad as that sounds. So I did a little reading up and decided I would put the multipurpose Enviro Cloth to the test. And boy did I have a test for it!!! I’m not talking any ordinary test…I was going to see what this little microfiber cloth was really made of. I’m talking extreme dusting!
I’ve been working on cleaning and organizing my mudroom/laundry room lately and happened to notice that I had put my rotary cutter up on the top of one of two small cabinets in the room. Since I was contemplating a cute paper craft I was dying to do…I decided to take it down and put it to good use. WHOA! It had obviously been up there quite awhile because it was covered in a thick layer of dust! Actually, I don’t think you could technically call it just DUST now…I think we’d graduated to dirt at this point.
I was pretty certain this isn’t what this pretty little baby blue cloth was designed to tackle…but what the heck…no skin off my nose if it didn’t work. I didn’t even bother using any water of the cloth…I just figured that would literally muddy up the task.
So…literally 2 minutes later….here is that same rotary cutter. Not a SPECK of dust anywhere on it. And, just as important, no dust flying all over either. It was literally all “stuck” to the cloth! Impressive. Really impressive. But I wasn’t done yet.
The rotary cutter was just the warm-up act to this:
Now that is some SERIOUS dust/dirt!!! I was once again quite sure this was a job for something MUCH BIGGER and MORE POWERFUL than this cute little blue towel.
Ummm……do you hear that crunching sound?? That, my friends, is the sound of me EATING MY WORDS. See for yourselves.
After “dusting”. That one cloth trapped ALL THAT DIRT!!
Top of cabinet “AFTER”. Yep, it was painted WHITE under all that gunk!
The same little blue cloth after simply SHAKING IT OUT on my back step! I can almost hear it saying “Is that all you got?!” lol. To which I replied….”Nope, I’ve got one more JUST LIKE IT on the other end of the room!”
The little microfiber cloth that could!!!
Well, are you impressed yet? I haven’t even TOUCHED on the stuff the WINDOW cloth can do! I think I’m going to save that for you to find out for yourself. The Window Cloth allows you to clean windows, mirrors, jewelry, and shiny surfaces with only water!