Since I discovered the magical cleaning abilities of microfiber cloths several years ago, they’ve been one of the most indispensable items in my cleaning toolkit. They’re such a staple for me that I just assumed everyone knew about microfiber cloths and loved them as much as I do, but I recently learned that’s not actually the case!
I asked my Facebook followers for their stance on microfiber towels, and to my great surprise, most of the responders said they didn’t use them! I couldn’t stand the thought that people might not know about the game-changing cleaning powers of microfiber cloths, so I decided that today, that’s exactly what I would share with you!
My hope is that by the end of this post, you’ll understand what a microfiber cloth does, why they’re so useful, and which ones work best for cleaning and beyond! :-)
What Is A Microfiber Cloth?
Microfiber is made up of super-fine synthetic fibers that have an asterisk-like structure. Because of all of those microscopic nooks and crannies, microfiber is super absorbent — capable of absorbing up to six times its own weight in water. The friction between the individual fibers also generates static electricity, which acts like a magnet for tiny particles of dirt, dust, and even bacteria too!
The Benefits Of Microfiber Cloths
1. They’re Effective
From shining up metal surfaces to removing dust and grime from hard-to-reach spaces, microfiber will outperform other types of material every time! If you’re like me, once you start using microfiber cleaning cloths at home regularly, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them!
2. They’re Less Wasteful
You can use a microfiber cloth in almost any situation where you’d reach for a paper towel. And unlike paper towels, microfiber cloths can be washed and reused again and again, making them a much less wasteful. (Think of all the paper you’ll save!)
3. They Save Money
Not only are paper towels wasteful, but they can be an expensive habit too. While a set of decent microfiber cloths will cost you more up front than a roll of paper towels, it won’t be long before you’ve made all that money back in savings (and then some!)
Microfiber cloths can also save you money on cleaning products, because a lot of times you won’t need to use them! A dry or damp microfiber cloth is all you need for a lot of different cleaning tasks, like dusting, cleaning windows and mirrors, and shining stainless steel. (Some people prefer to never use cleaning chemicals with their microfiber cloths in order to make them last as long as possible!)
But even in areas where you might prefer to use a cleaning solution, like wiping down surfaces in your bathroom or kitchen, microfiber is so absorbent that you’ll be able to clean more with less product. Your cleaning products will last longer, keeping more money in your pocket.
4. They’re Versatile
Many people only think about microfiber cloths in terms of everyday dusting or wiping down counters, but they’re so much more versatile than that! There are tons of great ways to use microfiber cloths for cleaning, which we’ll explore in more detail shortly!
The Best Microfiber Cloths To Buy For Every Job
Best For Kitchen Duty And General Cleaning
For post-dinner cleanup, drying dishes, and even scrubbing splatters off your stovetop, a waffle-weave cloth can provide the extra texture and absorbency you need to get the job done. These waffle-weave microfiber towels work really well, and are sure to become your tool of choice for just about any kitchen task!
Best For Facial Cleansing
Removing your makeup with microfiber is a no-brainer: they’re quick, effective, and infinitely reusable! These plush, ultra-soft cloths are the perfect choice for sensitive facial skin, removing even the most stubborn makeup gently yet thoroughly. Simply dampen with warm water or micellar water and wipe, and watch your makeup disappear! (Also, feel free to check out the related products…)
Learn more about using microfiber cloths to remove makeup in this post.
Using Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
You can use a microfiber cleaning cloth to clean pretty much any surface you can think of! But there are certain surfaces that microfiber is particularly good for cleaning, including:
- Stainless Steel. Nothing works better than microfiber for removing smears and smudges, and it leaves behind a great shine!
- Cabinets. Microfiber reaches deep into the cracks and crevices around cabinet doors that other types of cloths routinely miss.
- Granite And Marble Counters. Microfiber picks up dirt, grime, and even sticky messes without scratching or etching the stone.
- Chrome Fixtures. After wiping down or scrubbing chrome fixtures, buff them with a dry microfiber cloth to leave them perfectly clean and ultra-shiny!
- Windows And Mirrors. Microfiber cloths leave windows and mirrors clean and free of both lint and unsightly streaks.
- Tubs And Showers. Using microfiber to wipe down your tub and shower after each use eliminates soapy residue so you can go longer between deep cleanings.
- Dusty Surfaces. Nothing else grabs onto dust and dirt like microfiber, and it doesn’t leave behind any dust-attracting residues.
How To Wash Microfiber Cloths
Keeping your microfiber cloths clean helps them work effectively. Just rinse them thoroughly with water after each use, and was in warm or hot water with a mild detergent. Never use fabric softener or bleach, and tumble dry on low heat or air dry. Wash them once a week if you use them frequently.
Learn all about cleaning your microfiber cloths in this post.
What do you use microfiber cloths for?
Microfiber Flash Sale
Now is the time to stock up on microfiber cloths at a fantastic price!
You can grab a pack of my cleaning or facial cloths for just $11.99 – that’s 40% off the regular price of $19.99.
Plus, you’ll save 20% off everything else in my shop during my Independence Day Sale.
No code necessary. Prices as marked. Sale ends 7/5/22 at 11:59 pm MST.