Microfiber cloths are made up of super-fine microfibers that have an asterisk-like structure. All of those nooks and crannies make it incredibly absorbent, which is why microfiber can hold up to six times its own weight in water! But it doesn’t just pick up liquids—it’ll grab onto anything, making it a perfect material for cleaning. The ultra-tiny fibres can fit into even the smallest crevices to pick up dust, dirt, grease, and bacteria. But not all microfiber clothes are created equal, and cheaper cloths can be less absorbent and may unravel over time. I personally use a set of Microfiber cloths. They’re a little bit pricier than other sets you can find online, but they’re large, absorbent, and have stood up well to dozens of washes. I also like that there are four different colors, so I can use a different color for different kinds of cleaning tasks.
Using microfiber cloths for cleaning can dramatically reduce the amount of cleaning products you use, which can save you a lot of money in the long run. You can use a dry or damp microfiber cloth for a lot of different cleaning tasks, like dusting surfaces, cleaning windows and mirrors, and shining stainless steel. In fact, some people prefer to never use cleaning products with their microfiber cloths. This approach can help your cloths last for years and years before they need to be replaced!
But there are some cleaning tasks where you might prefer to use a cleaning product, like wiping down surfaces in your bathroom or kitchen. Even in these cases, microfiber is so absorbent that you’ll be able to clean a larger area with the same amount of cleaning product. Your cleaning products will last longer, which will keep more money in your pocket.
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 ways to use microfiber cloths for cleaning. Here are seven of my very favourite ways to use them!