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Cleaning with Micro-fibre

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Our bathroom micro-fibre pack - sponge, wiper cloth and shining cloth

Our bathroom micro-fibre pack – sponge, wiper cloth and shining cloth

I don’t pretend to be an expert on micro-fibre cloths, but I am a convert to them.  We have had a few around the house for a while, but I never really took to them.  Just didn’t get them at all.

But a chance chat with a friend on eco cleaning and how she loved her micro-fibre cloths made me give them another go.

Now, I love them.  I started with them in the bathroom using the Bathroom Pack which has a microfibre sponge for the hard jobs (showers, bath stains and so on), a softer cloth to wipe clean and an even softer cloth to shine those taps.   So now, when I do get around to it, my bathroom gleams beautifully.  Just ought to clean more often….

I often use a natural oil (currently virgin organic coconut oil) in the bathwater for my two children, a way of helping to keep their skin moisturised – especially for the eczema on my daughter’s leg.  However this does leave the bath in rather a disgusting state – a definite tide line!  But a quick rub with the microfibre sponge and the tide-line disappears.  (My apologies for the appalling video quality and my voice over!)

Next has been the kitchen where the soft cloths are a wonder on cleaning surfaces, even our induction hob – if you scratch it, then it becomes less efficient, so having good non-scratch cloths that clean without chemicals is quite amazing!  Wiping down windows and woodwork becomes so much easier with these cloths as well.

When the Chimp was weaning, before we remembered to get a plastic sheet to go under his chair, the laminate floor looked like a fabulous food-fight had occurred.  Most things easily picked up, but weatabix turns to concrete in moments!  So, it was with trepadation that I attacked the floor.  I did use a vinegar solution spray as well as my trusty microfibre cloth – largely as a disinfectant and because I read somewhere that vinegar was good for cleaning wood laminate floors.  A few minutes of work and the floor was clean – dare I say, even sparkling.

And the best bit – pop them in the washing machine at 30oC and they come out good as new and ready to go again.

So how does it work?  Well apparently these cloths work with water to clean and act almost like a toothbrush, getting into all the tiny bits of the surface to remove the dirt.  The dirt is then held within the cloth until it is rinsed. They are non-abrasive and so won’t scratch surfaces.

In addition to all this, they are made from recycled materials in the UK!  Wow, how eco can a product be?

As easy as 1, 2, 3….

Cleaning Problem:  My draws get grimy from my kids sticky hands, but I don't want to use chemicals....

Cleaning Problem: My draws get grimy from my kids sticky hands, but I don’t want to use chemicals….

 

1.  wet the kitchen sponge with water

1. wet the kitchen sponge with water

2.  Wipe away the grime and muck

2. Wipe away the grime and muck

3.  All the Grime and Muck have gone

3. All the Grime and Muck have gone

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Author: ecomumof2

I am a mum of 2 children, currently 8 and 4.5. We Home Educate and enjoy a wide range of activities - many of which involve being outdoors.

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