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It’s the 21st century. Why are we still cleaning with sponges?
You’ve upgraded almost everything else in your home, adding new appliances and technology to make everyday life more efficient. There’s no reason you should need an entire closet of mops, towels, sponges and sprays to clean your home when there’s one tool that can do it all. Not only that, it’ll save you money and benefit the environment at the same time.
Allow us to introduce a better way to clean: microfiber cloths! You probably have a few of them lying around at home, maybe to dust your car or clean your glasses. What most people don’t realize is that these cloths are durable and versatile enough to clean a variety of surfaces, making them the ideal replacement for your grimy ol’ sponge. What can you clean with them? We have some ideas.
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Kitchen spills, meet your new nemesis. Microfiber cloths work just as well as paper towels to wipe away any countertop messes, but since they’re reusable, you’ll be doing the planet (and your pocketbook) a favor! After you clean, just rinse the cloth, hang it to dry and it will be ready to use again.
How does it work? Instead of using a chemical cleaner, these cloths’ unique fiber structure picks up 99% of bacteria with just water. That’s right—you can say goodbye to counter spray. (If you’ll miss the scent of Lysol, chin up. You can always make your kitchen smell citrus-fresh by cleaning naturally with lemon.)