Along with the warm weather, rainy days and blooming flowers comes spring cleaning. Yippe. I cannot believe I am writing about cleaning, but these cloths are so great, I just had to share them with you.
I never really enjoyed cleaning (who really does?), but I do like having a clean house. So, as with most people, cleaning for me is a necessary evil.
I have always helped with cleaning. When I was a child, Saturday mornings were reserved for whole house cleaning. Yes, I got to watch cartoons and my mom would always make us a nice breakfast, but later in the morning, it was time to clean. Thankfully, my mom let me choose between vacuuming or dusting. I chose the latter. I would get the furniture polish and one of my dad’s old t-shirts and dust all of the furniture in all of the rooms on both floors. Yuck. When I got my own apartment, I found myself doing the same thing as I did as a child – using an old t-shirt as a dust rag. Then, I found the Pledge wipes which came out around the time the Clorox wipes did. Wipes were the big thing – quick, easy and disposable. Yes! I thought they would be easier than carrying around a can of Pledge and a rag, so I tried them. No good. I found they left a dull film on my furniture that even my husband noticed.
So, I ended up going back to the old t-shirt and polish and noticed that there was a film on several pieces of my furniture. I tried a different type of polish, but still was not satisfied. I also noticed that when the sun shone in through the windows, I would see little dust particles hours after I had just finished cleaning. I was starting to get annoyed. I began doing research, as I was finding myself with a dust cloth in my hand a few times a week. I could not seem to get all of those little particles off the surface. I found an article on http://www.about.com and read that polishing furniture every week is actually not good for the wood and will definitely cause a film to form. The article recommended that furniture be polished once a month and to use a micro-fiber cloth to dust the other weeks and that these cloths prevent dust from accumulating. Well, that was good enough for me. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond the other day and saw a pack of three cloths for $3.99. Plus, I had a 20% coupon. Worse case scenario – I would use them once and throw them out. As soon as I got home, I tried using the cloths and I was very pleased. They work really well and are very soft and sturdy. To clean them, just toss them in with your towels in warm water and they will be ready to go again. I also used the cloths on some of the electronic devices in our home and again, the cloth wiped up the dust very quickly.
This is the product description from the Bed Bath and Beyond website:
Great for home, auto and office this set of three microfiber cleaning cloths offer 100% microfiber cleaning power. Microfiber is made up of millions of microscopic fibers that trap and hold dirt, dust and grime. Clean without chemicals. Lint and streak free. Use damp or dry. Each cloth measures 12” x 12”. Machine wash.
Although I do not enjoy dusting, using these cloths will hopefully make it more tolerable. And I like that as the sun shone in on the furniture this morning, there was not a speck of dust to be seen. Good stuff!