How to wash microfiber cloths

How To Wash Microfiber Cloths

This blog will show you how to wash microfiber cloths and care for them. You can get a lot of mileage out of microfiber cloths if you treat them right and wash them accordingly. Microfiber cloths are great for the environment because they can be reused over and over again. However, if you don’t take care of these cloths, you can easily do more damage to the environment by throwing it away prematurely. It is imperative that you wash microfiber cloths effectively to make them last a long time and increase the effectiveness of the microfiber cloths cleaning prowess.

There a couple of methods you can employee to washing your microfiber cleaning cloth.

How To Wash Microfiber Cloths In 3 Ways

Wash Your Microfiber Cloth Using A Washing Machine

Clean your microfiber cloths in the washer using cold or lukewarm water. Use a gentle detergent and avoid powdered detergents, fabric softeners, bleach for washing your microfiber cleaning cloth. You should avoid using hot water to clean your microfiber cloth as this will damage the cloth during the washing process.

After washing your microfiber cloth, toss it in the dryer on low heat. No dryer sheets or other dryer accessories are needed. Microfiber cloths dry up very quickly,usually within minutes, so no need to keep it in the dryer for a long time.

A good rule of thumb is not to clean your microfiber cloths with other cotton products. The lint residue from the cotton can quickly invade the tiny gaps in the microfiber cloth. When the lint fills the pores of the microfiber cloth, the cloth will essentially be useless and will lose its “microfiber” attribution and become a regular cloth.

Wash Your Microfiber Cloth Using A Dishwasher

Believe it or not, you can cleaning your microfiber cloth using your dishwasher. Save time and money by washing your dishes with your cloth at the same time! You will need to put the cloth on the top rack of your dishwasher and start your cleaning cycle.

Once your dishwasher is done cleaning your cloth, you can either leave it out to hang or throw it in your dryer for a few minutes.

Clean Your Microfiber Cloth Using Your Microwave

Only use your microwave if your microfiber cloth is not heavily soiled. Lightly damp your cloth with water and microwave it for 60 seconds. Leave you cloth in the microwave until it a has cooled down. The act of microwaving will kill the bacteria and grease on the cloth. Once your microfiber cloth is dry, you can use it again.

How Long Will My Microfiber Cloth Last?

A typical microfiber cloth will last you around 2 years. According to a study, 13 billion pounds of paper towels are used every year in the USA. Each person uses on average 40 pounds or 80 paper towel rolls per year. If you switch over to microfiber cloths you will save the environment and money.

A single pack of Molly’s Marvelous Cloth comes with two cloths for $10.99. This means that you are good for 4 years! In that time you will save approximately $789 over the course of 4 years.

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