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How To Wash Microfiber Cloths (Without Ruining Them!)

Microfiber cloths are some of the best all-around tools. They clean, dry, and dust flawlessly, thanks to their millions of microscopic fibers. These rags also attract dirt like a magnet, and you don’t have to throw them away after using them. Too good to be true?

However, microfiber cloths have a downside: you must know how to wash them to avoid damage. Keep reading, and you’ll find all the necessary information on how to wash them properly!

Some considerations before starting

As previously said, microfiber cloths need special care; otherwise, they’ll have a shorter lifespan. Check out how to take care of them!

  • Wait to wash them. Microfiber cloths don’t need to be cleaned every time you use them. Unless they are heavy-soiled, they’ll do their job just fine.
  • Separate your microfiber cloths. The fibers in these cloths will trap everything on their path. So, wash them along lint-free items, or you’ll end up with lint-ridden microfiber cloths. 
  • Shake them out. As you sort your microfiber cloths, shake them over a bag to release all the loose dirt.

The best way to wash your microfiber cloths

You don’t want your wonderful microfiber cloths to be rendered useless after a few washing sessions, right? But a dirty cloth won’t do the job either. Then, follow these simple steps, and your cloths will be safe and clean!

Step #1. Pre-treat stained areas

If you’ve noticed ugly stains in your microfiber cloths and want to get rid of them, you may need to give them special attention. Before putting your cloths in the washing machine, pour detergent and water over the stain and use the fabric itself to scrub the area gently.

Step #2. Choose temperature and add detergent

Although high-quality microfiber cloths can tolerate hot water better than low-quality ones, it’s recommended to use warm water to wash them. However, cold water will do just fine if they are not soiled!

As with the detergent, you’ll want to use one/two teaspoons or half the amount you normally use on a similar load. That way, you’ll prevent excess soap from adhering to the tiny fibers.

Step #3. Wash and rinse

Let your washer run the agitation stage only for half of the time it takes to complete. Then, allow the microfiber cloths to soak for 20 minutes. This way, the dirt will loosen even with a low amount of detergent. Once time’s up, let your washing machine run the rest of the cycle.

Step #4. Dry your microfiber

Your best option here is to line dry your cloths as there is less risk of picking up lint or dirt. If you don’t have a choice but to use a dryer machine, be sure to run it at the lowest heat setting. Otherwise, you could end up melting the fibers in your cloth.

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