If you’re like us, then you’re always looking for ways to reduce waste. Whether that means using less disposable household items, recycling, or anything else that fits into your lifestyle. Most people don’t think twice about reducing waste on a day-to-day basis because, let’s be honest, it can be inconvenient at times.
However, every so often we are lucky enough to find something that not only makes our life more convenient, but it coincidentally does something positive for the environment. Fortunately for you, this just so happens to be the case with microfiber products. They make life easier and they reduce a significant amount of waste. We’ll explain how it works.
How Microfiber Cloths Reduce Waste
Microfiber cleaning products (cloths, mop pads, etc) reduce waste in a number of ways. Here are a few examples:
- Microfiber requires less water when cleaning
- Microfiber cleaning doesn’t require any chemicals
- Microfiber cloths and pads are reusable
- Microfiber is more efficient at cleaning, so you waste less time
Microfiber has a natural static charge built up from the material itself that causes dirt, dust, and other debris to cling to the cloth. For this reason, a bulk of the cleaning can be done without using any water at all. But you will still need to use water for surfaces that are extra dirty.
Unlike traditional cloths that rely on water, harsh chemicals, and a lot of elbow grease — the densely packed fibers do most of the work for you. In fact, microfiber cloths work better when damp, as opposed to being soaked in water. If you want to use a mild cleaner with your microfiber cloth, that’s fine, as long as you avoid harsh chemicals such as bleach. Most people don’t know this, but rubbing alcohol is actually a cheap and powerful cleaning agent that’s safe on many surfaces and pairs well with microfiber.
Microfiber cloths can be reused hundreds of times before their quality of cleaning decreases. The only catch here is that you need to pay slightly more attention to how you care for microfiber compared to traditional cloths. With that said, the amount of time and money saved when using microfiber cloths is well worth the effort of washing them separately in the laundry.