Avoid using paper towels when cleaning the car, says Jennifer Gregory, Brand Manager of Molly Maid. “Don’t dust your dashboard with a paper towel. Again, microfibre is ideal as it removes the dust versus moving it around. A dry paper towel never seems to fully remove the dust and applying a cleaning product leaves a sticky residue that attracts more dust! The grooves in microfibre capture and remove the mess.”
Use a toothbrush instead, writes Klahre on The Kitchn: “Anything that requires to you really get in there (to clean deeply) is not gonna get clean with a paper towel. The material is too flimsy and will shred as soon as you start scrubbing! Instead, use an old toothbrush to get stains out of grout, brick, or other textured surfaces.” Or you could clean your grout with vinegar.
According to Jeri Fritz, founder and owner of Highland Park Housekeeping, her housekeepers have swapped out paper towels for microfibre cloths to clean almost everything. It’s a must-have product in their cleaning arsenal of products. “Cloth works perfectly with a multi-purpose product. Microfibre is better than paper towels, which leave streaks and create waste.”
Gregory of Molly Maid is also a big fan of microfibre cloths. “It’s ideal to use something sustainable like microfibre whenever possible! Microfibre cloths can be reused and laundered – though don’t use dryer sheets or fabric softener.”
Now, learn even more cleaning hacks from the pros you’ll wish you knew all along.
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