Have you recently bought a pack of our microfibre cloths, but aren't sure how to best look after them?
TV's very own 'Queen of Clean', Lynsey Crombie, is a big fan of our cloths too!
We caught up with her recently to discuss what top tips she could give us for looking after microfibre cloths and keep them looking and feeling their best...
Always wash your microfibre cloths between uses, as they are really good at trapping dirt into the fibres and the dirt will not be released until you have washed them.
Microfibre cloths can be washed 100s of times and they will last you a long time - provided you look after them well!
Being a pink freak, I do tend to always try to buy pink ones.
But, I do also like to have a few white or light coloured ones too, as these really do show up the dust and dirt telling you that you have actually removed the dirt from your surfaces and not just spread it around.
Using a colour code system with your cloths can be a huge benefit, and will stop cross contamination of dirt and bacteria around the home.
Using the XS Stock microfibre cloths, I've come up with the following method:
Blue - for the loo
Yellow - for bathroom surfaces
Green - for the kitchen
Pink - for bedrooms
Orange - for glass and windows
I have seen people use the same cloth for a number of household tasks and this can be so bad, just imagine the cloth you have used to clean the toilet with has then cleaned the bottom of your bath!
You can either wash your microfibre cloths by hand or use your washing machine.
If you opt to use the washing machine try to wash them separately without any other laundry.
I have a bucket in my utility room for used cloths, and when it's full they all go in together - but dry them out before you leave them in a bucket or bin as wet ones will create mildew and bacteria growth.
Just pop them in the washing machine at 60º with liquid detergent and No fabric conditioner and they with come out good as new.
I opt for detergent as powders can sometimes damage the cloths and cause a scratch to surfaces.
Wash with warm soapy water add in some washing detergent or even washing up liquid.
Leave to soak for about an hour and occasional stir with a wooden spoon and then rinse with cold running water.
Drying microfibre cloths
One of the great things about microfibre cloths and towels is that they dry really quickly, so all you need to do is hang them up to air dry and they will be dry in no time.
If you want to dry them in a tumble drier, use a low heat as heat can damage and shrink microfibre cloths.
You may want to wash your microfibre cloths before using them the first time to remove any stray fibres, and you really don't know where your cloths have been before they have entered your home.
I hope this post has been of use to you.
Thank you for taking the time to read!
Lynsey Queen of Clean