June 17, 2019 How to Properly Clean Microfiber Cloths Every day we use microfiber cloths for residential cleaning, office cleaning, window cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning, and various other uses. Although they are great at capturing dust and germs, that is also the reason why they need to be cleaned regularly. Proper cleaning and care of your microfiber cloths will help extend their life as well as their ability to perform as expected. It can be a daunting task if you are new to using microfiber for cleaning. But don’t worry, I am going to explain the way that works best for me. Washing We use our microfiber cloths to clean many different surfaces and as a result they can get pretty dirty. Our first thought is to use hot water to clean them. However, using hot water can actually damage the microfiber and make it less effective at doing its job. So what temperature should our water be to clean them properly? For the best results, I find that using cold water is the most effective. This will loosen up any debris that is trapped in the microfiber and still maintain its usefulness to properly clean. Another point to remember is to always wash microfiber with other cloths of the same material. Fibers from materials such as cotton can damage the microfiber. So it is always best to wash them alone. Types of soap When choosing a laundry detergent to properly clean your microfiber cloths, there are a few things to consider. You will want to choose a detergent that does not contain any fragrances or fabric softener. You also should not use any bleach or other additives. This is very important because any additives can clog the microfiber and make it less effective at picking up dust and germs when cleaning dirty surfaces. There are many brands to choose from when shopping for a laundry detergent that does not contain fragrances or fabric softener. I personally use All free and clear and have seen great results. Drying So how do we dry our microfiber cloths? The same as when washing them, you will want to use low or no heat. You can even air dry them if you have the time and place to hang them. This will prevent the microfiber from being melted or damaged. Also, do not use dryer sheets as they may contain fabric softener or other additives that can damage your cloths. So next time you have to clean those dirty microfiber cloths, you can do it safely and without ruining them.