Saturday, May 22, 2010
A cleaning phenom...
Well, when I was out shopping to replenish my bare cupboards, I decided to mosey on over to the automotive department to get some microfiber cleaning cloths. The purpose was not for cleaning, but for the pocket diapers I'm making. They say microfiber makes a good soaker. I found this stack of eight cleaning cloths, 14x14 inches, for just $5 at Stuffmart. Since I always do some cleaning on Saturday, I thought I'd break a couple out and give them a try. Well, for crying in the sunshine! Why haven't I tried these before today? Amazing, I tell you!
I used a damp, wrung-out microfiber cloth to wash the windows and a dry cloth to shine them --no cleaning solutions at all. They came squeaky clean! I used a damp cloth to dust furniture. Wow, does it pick up dirt and dust and even wiped away a pencil mark on the coffee table that Hazel Peach left behind when she was writing. These cloths rinse clean easily under the tap and go right back to work like nothing I've ever used. I was wiping everything down and dusting everything in sight with remarkable results. Even textured lampshades dusted clean with ease. Oak dressers, woodwork, doors, scuff marks on the screen door all got a quick swipe and were shiny clean. Toss the cloths in the washer, line dry or tumble dry (no softener or dryer sheets) and they are ready to go back to work. I have to say, I'm impressed! I'm keeping these microfiber towels in my cleaning stash.
*One note: I think the feel of the fabric on my hands is weird. It tends to cling or stick to rough hands. When they are damp or wet, they tend to not seem so sticky.