They say that a workman is only as good as his tools. I personally believe that the same principle applies to cleaning! You can do an okay job using any old cleaning tool, but with the right tool, you’ll be able to do a great job faster and with less effort. And I don’t think any of us would mind saving ourselves some time and effort on cleaning tasks right? ;-)
And while there are a lot of cleaning tools that excel at certain tasks, today I want to focus on one tool in particular: microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths are gentle enough for delicate surfaces, yet they have the grip and absorbency to trap messes like few other tools can. Today I’m sharing 7 different cleaning tasks that I only trust to microfiber cloths. And by the end of this post, I think you’ll understand exactly why!
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7 Things You Should Clean With Microfiber Cloths
1. Shower Walls
Not only are microfiber cloths great for cleaning your shower, they can help you keep it clean too! Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your shower walls after each use. You’ll pick up any soapy residue and moisture on the walls, preventing soap scum and even mildew from forming in the future.
Use your microfiber cloths along with my daily shower cleaner spray will keep your shower looking beautiful for weeks! Learn how to make the spray at the link below.
2. Windows & Mirrors
Cleaning your windows and mirrors with microfiber will leave them super shiny and streak-free! Add equal parts water and vinegar to a spray bottle, spray it onto your cloth, and use it to wipe down your mirrors and windows.
3. Granite, Stainless Steel, & Other Kitchen Surfaces
Microfiber is great for cleaning and shining up any surface in your kitchen. It will leave your stone countertops gleaming, and remove smudges and smears from stainless steel! My homemade granite cleaner works great on both stone and stainless steel, and you can learn how to make it at the link below.
Use a dry microfiber cloth to clean everyday smears and smudges off your glasses and sunglasses. But on those rare occasions that you need a bit of extra cleaning power, you can make your own lens and screen cleaning solution! Check that out at the link below.
Sick of water spots on your glasses and stemware? Just buff them with a microfiber cloth! The cloth will pick up any residue or mineral deposits without the need for additional cleaners.
Microfiber cloths are excellent for dusting. You can use a dry cloth to pick up light dust and dirt, or use a wet cloth to power through thicker dust and grime. And since microfiber is so effective at trapping dirt, you don’t have to worry about spreading it around like other dusters do!
Use a dry microfiber cloth to absorb spilled liquids. One cloth can absorb as much as a whole can of soda! You can also use a damp microfiber cloth to clean up spilled dry ingredients, like flour, salt, etc. The wet fibers grab onto even the tiniest particles to make cleaning spills a breeze.
More About Microfiber
- Curious about what microfiber cloths I use? I had been hunting for months for a quality microfiber cloth that wouldn’t break the bank, and I finally found what I was looking for! I bought the ecloth Home Cleaning Set a couple of weeks ago and have been very impressed so far. In fact, I was so impressed that I reached out to ecloth to secure a special discount just for you guys! Get 15% off any order placed in the next 7 days when you use coupon code JILL15. Click here to get started!
- Want to learn more about what microfiber is or how it works? Read the post at the link below to get all the details!
- Concerned about the environmental impact of microfiber? It’s a tricky issue, because while they do help us cut back on using disposable paper products, there are drawbacks to using microfiber as well. Every time you wash microfiber cloths, the cloths shed a small amount of microfibers into the water, and eventually into the oceans. The best way to minimize this effect is to wash microfiber cloths as infrequently as possible on a delicate, cold-water cycle. This will minimize shedding and help reduce the impact of microfiber on the environment.
Do you clean with microfiber cloths at home?