Spring Cleaning - Microfiber Cloths11:52 AM
With Spring comes spring cleaning. To make things easier and more eco-friendly, I use microfiber clothes in place of paper towels. They're wonderful! They have about a six-month [used and abused but never machine dried] life on them before they become rags. During those first six months, they're perfect for dry dusting and for streak-free glass and stone polishing. After they wear out, they are still perfect for less delicate tasks such as spill clean-up and shower scrubbing.
However, have you ever checked the price on them? I've paid upwards of $5 for one little cloth and it lasted only a few months before the fibers wore down and lost their charge. My fiance thought this was ridiculous so he had a suggestion: buy them from the automotive section. In this part of your big box store, they're more focused on getting you to buy expensive car cleaning products and don't charge much for the cloths. Generally, I get a pack of 8 for around $5 but yesterday, a new set caught my eye. They say "professional" and are larger and double sided - one regular and one softer. You get five lime green, five bright orange, and five sunny yellow cloths for around $9 from Walmart.