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Everyday Cheapskate: Microfiber Cloths and Why They Work Like Magic

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There's nothing like microfiber for cleaning just about any surface in and around the house. If you've never used a microfiber cloth, you're going to be amazed by how fast and efficiently you can clean.


They're chores that most of us love to hate. Who would have thought there could ever be a better way to scrub things clean than using good old soap and water plus an old, ratty cotton cloth?

If you've tried the latest microfiber cleaning cloths, you know that technology really can make life easier. Microfiber cloths are not only more hygienic but also less expensive. You'll avoid the need for expensive cleaning products, which are often laden with strong chemicals that, for some, cause allergic reactions and skin problems.

Microfiber cloths get things looking far cleaner in a lot less time -- especially windows, mirrors, stainless steel and dishes. It's not magic. It's science.



Microfibers, made of polyester and polyamide, are able to attach themselves to even the smallest, most microscopic dirt particles -- ones that normal cloth fibers (gigantic by comparison) rudely brush past. If these forces were visible, you'd be able to see that there are "adhesive" forces that create a strong attraction between those teeny-tiny fibers and dirt.


For household dusting, use a microfiber cloth dry, as you would a traditional dusting rag. But look how differently it works. A regular rag moves dust from one spot to another. But a microfiber cloth? It acts like a magnet. You have to see this.



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