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The Microfiber Cloth Highlights

Cloths made of microfiber completely remove dust, and when used alone or with a little water do not leave a chemical film or streaks behind. You can clean and polish surfaces in one action, picking up more than 97 percent of the dust and other materials containing microbes, pollen and mold.

Microfiber cloths are made of polyester and polyamide (nylon) that are spun and split into micro-sized strings. They are then woven together to produce a soft, absorbent and durable cloth.

Microfiber cloths are positively charged, meaning they attract negatively charged dirt and grease, and they offer the ability to clean surfaces without chemicals.

It is important to take proper care of the reusable microfiber cloth, which can last anywhere from 100-500 washes depending on the cloth. Do not use fabric softeners or powdered detergents, which reduce the effectiveness of the cloth. Prolong the life of your microfiber by rinsing in water or washing in regular soap.

Microfiber cloths save time and most particularly money. You can save up to $100 a year by replacing paper towels with microfiber. Most anything can be cleaned with a microfiber without using anything but water, saving hundreds of dollars on the cost of cleaners.

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Seven Uses for a Microfiber:

A beautiful, sparkling kitchen

  1. Dust furniture surfaces with a slightly damp microfiber cloth.
  2. Wipe windows with a damp microfiber cloth for streak-free cleaning.
  3. Shine bathroom surfaces using a microfiber cloth and hot water.
  4. Use a microfiber cloth dampened with hot water to clean kitchen counters by running the cloth over the surface, overlapping horizontal strokes. Use your favorite cleaner or white vinegar instead of water if you prefer.
  5. Run a microfiber cloth dampened with hot water over the interior of your microwave for an easy cleanup.
  6. Clean walls, window frames, cupboards and doors using a slightly damp microfiber cloth.
  7. Polish the inside and outside of your vehicle using a dampened microfiber cloth.

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Last updated: September 11, 2009

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