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Discover the incredible versatility and durability of microfiber cloths, a must-have for any homeowner. These remarkable cleaning tools can work wonders, but to ensure their optimal performance, proper care is essential, particularly when it comes to washing them. In this step-by-step guide, brought to you by Regular House Cleaning, we will walk you through the process of rejuvenating your microfiber cloths so they’re ready to tackle cleaning tasks once again. Say goodbye to disposable cleaning wipes and embrace the eco-friendly and cost-effective solution of microfiber. Let’s dive into the world of microfiber cloth care and unlock their full potential for a spotless home.

Step 1. Shake off the cloths

The easiest way to clean your microfiber cloths is by using a washing machine. This appliance will do all the scrubbing and rinsing work so you can save time and effort and still get the best results!

The first step is to separate the microfiber cloths from the rest of your laundry. You’ll need a load just for them; otherwise, the microfiber could pass the grime to your other fabrics or catch loose lint.

Then, grab your cloths and shake them over a trash can to get rid of all the loose dirt and crumbs; this way, they don’t get passed around the fabrics during the washing cycle.

Step 2. Treat stains

Next, check if your microfiber cloths have deep-set stains. If so, pour laundry detergent directly over the dirty spots before throwing them in the washing machine—it will help loosen up the grime stuck in the fibers, so it comes off easier during the washing cycle.

Step 3. Prepare the load

When doing any laundry, the first thing to do is pour the detergent, and washing cloths is no different. However, when washing microfiber cloths, you need to use only half of the amount you would typically use for a load of similar size.

Step 4. Set up the washing cycle

Choose warm water for filthy cloths or cold water for not-so-dirty ones—never choose hot water! Otherwise, the plastic fibers in the microfiber could melt.

Step 5. Dry the cloths

Once the washing cycle is over, take out the cloths and let them air dry. Putting them in the dryer may be tempting, but since the plastic fibers are sensitive to heat, doing this will only damage the cloths—plus, air drying them won’t even take too long since microfiber dries fast!

Don’t have a washing machine?

A washing machine makes washing microfiber cloths easier, but it’s not the only way you can accomplish this task. 

Washing your cloths by hand is pretty simple, but it requires more time and effort. Follow these easy instructions to wash your cloths:

  1. Fill a bowl with warm water for filthy cloths or cold water for mild grime—never use hot water to avoid damaging the fabric! Then, add a splash of soap and put the cloths in the bowl. 
  2. Rub the stained spots together to get rid of the grime. It might take a while for the stains to come off, but don’t despair; keep rubbing!
  3. Finally, you only need to rinse the cloths with clean water and let them air dry.

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