They say that a workman is only as good as his tools, and I 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 not only be able to do a great job, but do it faster and with less effort. (I don’t think any of us would mind saving 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!
7 Things You Should Clean With Microfiber Cloths
1. Shower Walls
Not only are microfiber cloths great for cleaning your shower, but they can help you keep it clean too. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your shower walls after each use. It’ll pick up any soapy residue and moisture lingering on the walls, helping to prevent soap scum and mildew from taking hold.
Use microfiber cloths along with my daily shower cleaner spray to keep your shower looking beautifully clean for weeks.
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. And for those rare occasions when you need a bit of extra cleaning power to clean really smeared lenses, you can make a great lens and screen cleaning solution at home—get the instructions below.
Read More: Make Your Own Screen Cleaner For Pennies!
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 damp 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 the dust around like you do with other types of dusters.
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 up spills a breeze.
Have More Questions About Microfiber?
- Curious about what microfiber cloths I use? I won’t say I’m not biased, but I genuinely love my waffle weave microfiber cleaning cloths. They’re closer to the size of a dish towel than most cleaning cloths are, so you can clean a lot with them before they’re dirty enough to need washing. They’re also super absorbent!
- Want to learn more about what microfiber actually is or how it works? Check out this post: This Is Why Microfiber Cloths Are The Ultimate Cleaning Tool
- Concerned about the environmental impact of microfiber? It’s a complex issue, because they do help us cut back on disposable products like paper towels, but they’re not a perfect solution. When you wash microfiber cloths, they shed microfibers into the water, which is a concern because they aren’t biodegradable the way natural fibers are. However, you can minimize the amount of shedding from your microfiber cloths by washing them as only as needed on a delicate, cold-water cycle.
Do you clean with microfiber cloths at home?
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