We Are Treating You To Some Free Microfiber This Holiday Season!

Microfiber Wholesale Christmas Special

Treat yourself this holiday season & get a gift you’ll actually be using! At Microfiber Wholesale we know how to give a great gift. Whether it be our classic Mop System, our Buff™ Quick Cloths to clean your phones, tablets, and lenses, or a 6-pack of our 16″x16″ Buff™ Auto Detailing Towels! Make sure you are taking advantage of the holiday specials, and grab some free microfiber products while they last.

It’s simple and here’s how it works:

When you reach the $100, $250, or $500 threshold in your shopping cart, you will be given the option to add one of the below items to your cart when you checkout!

Buff™ Detail Quick Cloth- 2 Pack
Free With A $100 Purchase
✔ See everything more clearly!
Keep your glasses, lenses and screens clean with Buff™ Quick Cloth.

Buff™ Detail Quick Cloths

6 Pack: 16×16 Buff™ Detail 400 Microfiber Towels
Free With A $250 Purchase
✔ Save money without sacrificing shine!
Designed specifically for auto detailing –
amazingly soft, with dual pile heights for
a plush feel of a heavier cloth.

6 Pack of 16x16 Buff™ Detail 400 Microfiber Towels

Microfiber Mop System
Free With A $500 Purchase
✔ A Professional Microfiber Mop System you won’t find in stores. Everything you need to keep your floors spotless in half the time of traditional mops!

Microfiber Mop System

Introducing Buff™ Pro Antimicrobial Microfiber Towels with Fresche®

We’re proud to now offer our best selling Buff™ Pro Multi-Surface Microfiber towels with Buff™ Pro Antimicrobial Microfiber Towel with Fresche®Fresche®-Tex antimicrobial treatment!

Fresche®-Tex is derived from coconut oil that’s safe for people, pets, plants and the planet. Unlike other antimicrobial treatments, it contains no heavy metals, poison, toxic chemicals, carcinogens or endocrine disruptive compounds.

Fresche®-Tex is a non-leaching, non-depleting treatment with a mechanical mode of action that destroys bacteria & fungus. It prevents the growth of mold, mildew and odor keeping your microfiber fresher, longer. Because the compound bonds to the microfiber, it doesn’t wash away and continues to protect our towels at over 100 launderings.

How it works:

Fresche®-Tex is constructed of three key areas.

  • Silane Base: Acts as an achor and attaches itself to our microfiber.
  • Positively Charged Nitrogen Group: When microbes are in close proximity they’re drawn to the positive charge.
  • Long Molecular Chain: Acts a spear piercing microbes that come into contact with it.

How Fresche Antimicrobial Treatment Works

Our microfiber towels treated with Fresche®-Tex will stay clean and last longer than non-treated microfiber towels. Click here to order Antimicrobial Microfiber Towels.

How to Clean Hardwood Floors [Infographic]

Despite the increased use of concrete as a sub-floor in many houses today, hardwood flooring remains one of the favorites. It’s durable, solid, and aesthetically favorable. Its classic look and shiny finish leave any room looking warm and comfortable.

However, you need to keep in mind that every day, the hardwood floor in your home is exposed to different elements like liquid, heat, and dust, which may cause deterioration of quality. Hardwood floors require constant care. From daily sweeping to weekly mopping, from monthly polishing to yearly sanding, there are many things you can do to make sure your hardwood floor is preserved. Properly maintained hardwood floors last longer and require less refinishing compared to unkept ones.

Don’t worry, their not as complicated as it sounds! Here, we give you an easy-to-follow rundown on how to keep your hardwood floors spotless while maintaining its luster through the years.

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9 Home Experts Share Their Top 3 Tips for Maintaining Hardwood Floors

One could never go wrong with hardwood flooring. It is timeless and classic, and adds warmth to any room. But with it also comes the taxing task of keeping the surface shiny and undamaged. With different elements it is exposed to everyday, how do you actually maintain well-polished hardwood flooring over the years? Well, you’re in for a treat as we’ve reached out to 9 home design, housekeeping, and cleaning experts and asked for their top 3 tips for cleaning and maintaining hardwood floors!

Clean Mama

  • Don’t wear shoes in the house.
  • Sweep or vacuum as needed or at least weekly.
  • Use a microfiber pad to wash your hardwood floors.

About the Expert

Clean Mama is a cleaning and homekeeping expert who loves helping her readers discover new and fun ways to do everyday tasks of keeping a tidy home. She is the author of the books Simply Clean, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), March 2017, and The Organically Clean Home, Adams Media, 2014.  She is also a wife and mom to three, a business owner, and a former art teacher.

Clean and Scentsible

  • Leave your shoes at the door.
  • Do a little daily maintenance.
  • Watch out for the pets.

About the Expert

Jenn of Clean and Scentsible is a part-time pediatric physiotherapist, a wife, mom of two boys, and a homemaker. She enjoys decorating, crafting, and organizing. Her blog began in July 2010 as a way for her to showcase some of her favorite Norwex and Scentsy products, eventually it became an outlet for her to be creative and to inspire. She loves to make her house feel like a home and shares her tips and experience in her blog.

One Good Thing

  • Take your shoes off.
  • Get rid of dirt and grime with a vacuum or dust mop before you attempt to wash a wood floor.
  • For occasional deep cleaning (dirt, oil, and grime will build up over time), the best solution for cleaning wood floors is one cup vinegar mixed with one gallon of water.

About the Expert

One Good Thing creator Jillee is the author of One Good Life. Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism, she was a TV News reporter in North Dakota and had spent 5 years producing Good Things Utah at KTVX-TV before she started blogging. Her blog projects include cleaning, cooking, baking, gardening, crafts, home decorating, organizing, and money-saving.

Better Decorating Bible

  • For a natural hardwood flooring cleaner, mix 1 part water, 1 part vinegar, 1 part rubbing alcohol, 1 tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Then using a mop, wipe up your floors for gleaming, super clean, and lovely smelling flooring.
  • Do not keep your floors wet for long, make sure to wipe them up and dry them as good as you can to avoid water damage. Do not wash them often – vacuuming or dusting is enough to keep them looking great.
  • Avoid installing hardwood floors just because they may be trendy in the bathroom or on the kitchen. Lots of traffic and water prone areas are a disaster for hardwood floors. Stick to wood-like tiles or laminate flooring.

About the Expert

An avid DIY-er, Suzy Cacic is the creator of Better Decorating Bible where she shares home tours, easy DIY projects, and tips on getting a look for less. She has her own iTunes fashion app, Flipshion, and is part of Pop Sugar Select Home team. Suzy’s work has been featured in multiple online and print publications such as The Today Show, Houzz.com, Abode Magazine, The Toronto Sun, among others. She also runs other blogs, Better Baking Bible and Better Housekeeper.

Masshole Mommy

  • Wash floor with Murphy’s Oil soap once a week
  • Don’t walk on them with shoes

About the Expert

Based in New England, Robin of Masshole Mommy is a work at home mom, stepmom, and wife. She actively volunteers at her children’s schools and sees to it that she introduces her kids to as many new experiences as possible. She enjoys travelling and photography. Masshole Mommy is where she shares great food finds, fun family activities, and home organization.

In My Own Style

  • Make sure to have door mats by every door that enters the house. This way anyone entering can wipe their shoes off which will lessen dirt, leaves and other outdoor debris from entering the house.
  • Use mop on a regular basis. These make cleaning the floor super easy and they add just the right amount of cleaner/water to the floor.  Other mops allow too much water to get on the floor which is not a good thing for the wood. Bonus:  Kids have fun using these mops so they won’t think it a chore if you ask them to help you clean the floor.
  • Place felt furniture glides on all furniture legs, especially kitchen and dining chairs that you use on a daily basis. Adding these will prevent wear marks from happening on the floor from repetitive use. They are inexpensive and easy to simply stick or nail on to each leg.  I like the felt-style glider pads the best, as I find the plastic-style tend to leave marks on the floor.

About the Expert

Diane started In My Own Style in 2009 in suburban Philadelphia. She graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology and has an extensive experience being a display designer and interior designer. She has published a book in the 1990s, Instant Decorating, and had demonstrated projects from it on TV. My Own Style features home décor ideas, craft projects, travels, and organizing. Diane commits to sharing budget-friendly tips and ideas that transform a house. She is a mother and a wife.

My Thirty Spot

  • Never use a lot of liquid or water to clean your hardwood floors, it can absorb the water and they can warp over time. If you are going to mop your floors, wring out your mop until it is just damp and you should be good to go.
  • A perfect cloth to clean your wood floors is a cloth diaper. It can be used dry or damp for the perfect fabric to clean and absorb dirt.
  • If it is possible, try not to wear shoes on your wood floors. Dirt can scratch your floors and grime can make them so dirty.

About the Expert

Erin Kennedy is the editor of My Thirty Spot, a lifestyle blog dedicated for women in their 30s. Here, she shares tips and stories on beauty, fashion, anti-aging, money, motherhood, relationships, health, diet, and recipes. She inspires women to always feel young, smart, and sexy through her stories.

Adorable Home

  • Vacuum using the bare floor setting and/or dust with a dry microfiber mop at least once a week! Do not use damp-mop or steam cleaner!
  • Wipe up spills immediately and use ice to harden unwanted substances like candle wax or chewing gum, and then remove them by gently scraping with a plastic scraper.
  • To keep your hardwood floor shiny and in top condition consider screening or refinishing it, but always consult with a professional first.

About the Expert

Founder and editor-in-chief of Adorable Home, Lynn started the blog in 2012 as a personal project. Today, Adorable Home has a whole team dedicated to bring inspiration with the finest and most popular interior designs, decor trends, and architectural achievements. The online digital interior design and architecture magazine features home tours, home decors, styling and advice.

The Road to Domestication

  • Dry mop daily to keep things easy.
  • Don’t be afraid to try out several cleaners until you find one you’re really comfy with.
  • Use small felt stickies on the legs of all furniture so scratches are prevented.

About the Expert

The Road to Domestication was created by Kristen. Her posts focus on projects, home businesses, organization, crafting, travel, cooking, baking, and anything kitchen-related. She is a fulltime marketing director for an insurance agency and runs a photography and promotional business on the side. She is a wife and a mother who enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Preserving a hardwood floor takes conscious effort but with the right tender loving care and the right equipment, it would become very easy. Make sure to get only the most suitable cleaning material that your floor deserves!

Top 80 Blogs for Cleaning Inspiration

Top 80 Blogs for Cleaning Inspiration
If you’re looking for some great blogs for cleaning inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!

We at Microfiber Wholesale love cleaning – if it isn’t obvious enough. Lucky for us, there are hundreds of blogs about cleaning and organizing on the web. Here, we’ve rounded up the blogs that we read and get inspiration from.

This list covers the best of the best when it comes to cleaning hacks, orderliness tricks, tips on where to start de-cluttering. We’ve also included blogs showcasing beautiful designs of clean homes.

Whether you’re a cleaning buff looking to add more cleaning resources to your list or a busy mom who needs the extra push to keep the home organized, these blogs do an excellent job of turning cleaning into a faster and, if you’re anything like us, a more fun experience.

Cleaning & Organizing Blogs

Organizing Made Fun

organizingmadefunIn Organizing Made Fun, Founder Becky shares insights on how to make cleaning and home keeping a better experience. She also touches on her passion for DIY, decorating, and natural living. She believes that if you came here looking for inspiration, you are bound to get some. If motivation is what you are looking for, she guarantees that she’s your girl.

Clean and Scentsible

cleanscentsibleJenn is a wife of 10 years and proud mom to two beautiful boys living in British Columbia. Working part time as a pediatric physiotherapist and full time as a mom and homemaker, she is also the creator of Clean and Scentsible. Initially, she used the blog to showcase some of her favorite Norwex and Scentsy products, but she quickly became obsessed with all the creative inspiration out there in the blog world and decided to spend more time on the crafty end of things, sharing insights through this blog.

IHeart Organizing

iheartorganizingJen can find no other way of better enjoying her passion for organizing than through this blog. She loves trying out new systems and sharing her successes along with lessons learned along the way. With a few DIY projects thrown in the site, Jen hopes that there will be something for everyone to pop by and see.

Clean Mama

cleanmamaClean Mama was found by Becky, a cleaning and home keeping expert, business owner and author of the books Simply Clean, Touchstone (Simon & Schuster), March 2017, and (The Organically Clean Home, Adams Media, 2014). She is also a wife and mom to three, a business owner, and a former art teacher. She writes to help her readers discover new ways to do the mundane tasks of home keeping and to bring a little more fun in the cleaning process.

A Bowl Full of Lemons

abowlfulloflemonsA Bowl Full of Lemons is a growing community of people with a shared goal to get their lives in order. They offer tips and advice on topics such as organization, budgeting, and cleaning. The site also has a shop that showcases the best products you can use for the job when doing so.

Ask Anna

askannamoseleyFounder of Ask Anna, Anna Moseley, has always loved to help people and aid her family and friends clean, organize and decorate their homes – so she put that all together on the pages of her blog. Through her tips, she hopes to help people that visit her site and is open to any related questions.

A Slob Comes Clean

aslobcomescleanA Slob Comes Clean is the completely honest (and never-ending) story of Dana’s personal deslobification process. As she finds ways to keep her home under control, she shares the truth about cleaning and organizing strategies that actually work in real life for real people – people who don’t like cleaning or organizing.

The Organized Mom

organizedmomThe Organized Mom is a lifestyle website with a goal to keep today’s mothers organized. With topics such as family life and cleaning to recipes and fitness, it contains articles and tips that are bound to help the everyday mom.

Organized Charm

organizedcharmKirsten Horton is the founder of Organized Charm. She is an organization-obsessed kindergarten teacher who believes in making life as bright, cheery, and orderly as possible! Through weekly blog posts about decluttering, daily social media updates, and answering reader updates, her site aims to help you achieve your goal.

Get Organized Wizard

getorganizedwizardIn Get Organized Wizard, Michele Connolly teaches readers how to take action and get rid of the clutter in one’s life, as a result making them happier overall. She believes that being organized is great resource for living happy, effective life. She created this site in hope of guiding people to get organized.

Home & Living Blogs

Apartment Therapy

apartmenttherapyApartment Therapy is a blog with a goal to help people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online. They point out that creating a calm, healthy, and beautiful home doesn’t require large amounts of money or space. It requires inspiration, connection to resources and motivation to do something about it.

House Beautiful

House Beautiful is a digital lifestyle magazine that focuses on home improvement, decorating ideas, DIY projects, and gardening tips. From what kind of paint you should be using to the best brunch ideas, it is bound to equip its readers with the right information to having a more beautiful home and life.

The Inspired Room

theinspiredroomMelissa Michaels is the creator of The Inspired Room, a decorating blog designed to help you love the home you have. She was honored two years in a row, 2015 and 2014 to be voted the Reader’s Favorite Decorating Blogger at Better Homes & Gardens magazine! She is budget conscious but also appreciate good design and a well-kept home.

One Good Thing by Jillee

onegoodthingbyjilleeOne Good Thing by Jillee is a home and lifestyle blog. Jillee Nystul, founder of the blog, shares tips, advice, and articles revolving around recipes, homemaking, gardening, cleaning, and just about anything that will make life a bit more enjoyable and easier.

The Idea Room

theidearoomThe Idea Room was found by Amy Huntley. She uses it as a medium to share her love for all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. The site offers a wide range of activities from recipes, cleaning tips and crafts to home decor and DIY projects.

Anne Sage

annesageAnne Sage has been blogging since 2008 with her signature smart yet stylish approach to fashion, interiors, entertaining and more. Her taste reflects a clean and organized home, which is a source of inspiration for others who are trying to achieve the same.

StoneGable

stonegableblogYvonne is a mother, wife, and empty nester living with her husband Bobby. She is the founder of StoneGable, an American farmhouse living blog. Through it, she shares interior design insights, amazing recipes, tablescapes, DIY tutorials, cleaning tips, and podcasts about decorating. She hopes that others can learn from her as much as she tries to learn from others.

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

myuncommonslifeofsuburbiaMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia is run by Kristin Salazar. Here she shares her love for DIY, crafts, recipes, cleaning tips, organization, love for her family and so much more. Her husband and she have enjoyed turning their suburban home into their dream home while remaining functional and practical. She hopes to show her readers it is possible to create stylish beautiful spaces fit for busy families on a budget.

Balancing Beauty & Bedlam

balancingbeautyandbedlamJennifer Schmidt is the founder of Balancing Beauty & Bedlam, a home and lifestyle blog that seeks to provide inspiration and encouragement for cooking, finances, home life, DIY and more. In her blog, she shares her secrets to frugal living, hoping others can learn from her and benefit from her tips and advice.

Cupcakes & Crinoline

cupcakes_and_crinolineMary Beth is a wife, mom to three sons, homemaker and founder of Cupcakes and Crinoline. She has a love for all things home and uses this blog to share her favorite recipes, cleaning hacks, craft ideas and gardening tips. Her posts are lovely as they are informative.

Setting for Four

settingforfourHeather is an interior designer, blogger, entrepreneur, and DIY enthusiast. In her blog, Setting for Four, she loves to share her passion for interior decor, home renovations, furniture builds and family friendly DIY projects that won’t break the bank or sacrifice style Food and lifestyle topics including delicious recipes for the foodie, decorative crafts and snippets of her military lifestyle are also featured.

COZY LITTLE HOUSE

cozylittlehouseBrenda is the writer behind COZY LITTLE HOUSE. She enjoys decorating and gardening on a budget, repurposing finds, and being frugal in general. She loves to share her experiences, tips, and advice with others so that they too can keep their homes cozy and clean.

Simply Sweet Home

simplysweethomeJerri is a sweet Southern girl and a loving wife, mom, pet mommy, and founder of Simply Sweet Home. She loves to share recipes, products, and ideas to foster a “simply sweet” home family and life. Through this blog, she is able to do so and help others become better homemakers as well.

Erin Spain

erinspainErin is a Southern transplant originally from Indiana, currently living in the Atlanta suburbs with her husband and three young sons. Her blog focuses on home decorating, DIY, and lifestyle topics. It contains decorating ideas, crafts, and DIY projects ranging from small craft projects to furniture builds and everything in between, as well as occasional travel posts. Her blog was founded on the belief that you don’t have to spend a fortune in order to have a beautiful home.

MyThirtySpot

mythirtyspotErin Kennedy is the editor of MyThirtySpot, a lifestyle website dedicated to women in their 30s and their journey. The site shares informative tips and stories on beauty, fashion, anti-aging, money, motherhood, health, diet, recipes, and ways to keep a home beautiful.

Cleverly Inspired

Through her homemaking and DIY blog, Cleverly Inspired, Tracie hopes that people will find inspiration and be clever in their own homes. She provides DIY advice, crafts, recipes and decorating chit chat all on a mindful budget. She loves to share whatever she learns and hopes that her readers will feel the same way about her blog.

What Meegan Makes

meeganmakesMeegan is wife of 38 years to her husband, mother of seven children, and grandmother to 24. She likes to blog about her thrifted and vintage finds for her condo cottage as well as her cooking and crafts. She shares her experiences through articles and tips, hoping to aid readers in their quest of improving their homes and lifestyle.

Home Ec 101

homeec101Home Ec 101 is a site designed to teach real skills as they apply to real lives. Not everyone has the time or resources to keep up with magazines; this site aims to reach the everyday person and teach them that the domestic arts that make life a little less expensive, a little easier, and a little more enjoyable.

The Road to Domestication

theroadtodomesticationKristen is the creator of The Road to Domestication. Sometimes, her posts focus on particular events, projects, or recipes. Sometimes, she talks about her home business, organization, crafting, cleaning, or anything kitchen-related. She hopes that, through her experiences, tips, and advice, her readers can learn too.

Joyful Homemaking

joyfulhomemakingA wife of 27 years and a mom of 3, Margo is also the founder of Joyful Homemaking. She knows how challenging it is to get nutritious meals on the table every day, and to keep a home presentable! Through this blog, she aims to help readers with weekly meal plans, grocery lists, and quick cleaning and organizing tips!

Shelterrific

shelterrificShelterrific, LLC began in March 2006 founded by Angela Matusik. It covers just about every subject that is related to our homes, including decorating, cooking, cleaning, crafting, organizing and more. Shelterrific hopes to point you to the best products, ideas and resources available.

The Domestic Life Stylist ™

thedomesticlifestylistLisa Leslie-Williams is the person behind The Domestic Life Stylist™. She is a pharmacist turned lifestyle writer living in the Washington, DC area. In her blog, she shares her passion for food, home improvement, fashion, family, and travel. When Lisa isn’t blogging, you can find her homeschooling her two kids, making local and national TV appearances, keeping up on her pharmacy CEs or planning her next trip.

Third Stop on the Right

thirdstopontherightThird Stop on the Right is a home and lifestyle blog run by Rachel. She writes about the joys and struggles of single parenting. Whether it is home decorating, home keeping, crafting, or DIY, she is all about it. In addition, she loves baking and creating yummy treats for my little family.

Cozy Decor Store

cozydecorstoreHome decor blog and online shop filled with the authors favorite decorating finds throughout the web. From decor accessories to furniture, lifestyle items and so much more!

Housekeeping Blogs

You’ve Got MAIDS

youvegotmaidsYou’ve Got Maids is a housekeeping maid service that can be utilized to keep your house clean as you focus on other tasks. They have a blog with articles that teach readers how to take proper care of their home – be it in the kitchen, bathroom, or living room.

King of Maids

kingofmaidsKing of Maids, a professional cleaning service founded by Filip Boksa and Kamil Kowalkowski, has a blog packed with home cleaning tips and articles. Whether it be home care or improvement, there are insights that are bound to help anyone who is looking to improve the way they clean.

Maid Complete

acleanerlifeMaid Complete is a professional home cleaning agency, specializing in all kinds of cleaning services. Through their articles and tips, readers can learn the right ways to clean particular areas of a home. They share solutions such as cleaning certain appliances and removing particular substances off of them.

Home Improvement

Young House Love

younghouseloveHaving fixed up three homes, had two kids, written books, started a podcast, and designed products, John and Sherry are the founders behind Young House Love. In their website, they share over 3000 free DIY and home-related projects and posts, aiming to improve homes, keep them clean, and decorate them.

Style at Home

styleathomeStyle at Home is an interior design, homemaking and lifestyle blog. From food recipes and party set-ups to housekeeping and outdoor living, they have a wide variety of articles that are bound to help anyone looking to improve their home and lifestyle.

Remodelaholic

remodelaholicRemodelaholic is a DIY blog run by Cassity. Together with her husband, they aim to teach readers how to reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose, and remodel on a budget. She tries to use old things in creative ways and reuse old building supplies in other projects. Currently they are on their 5th project house; she shares her experience cleaning and fixing up old houses into restoration.

HomeTips

hometipsHomeTips has been serving inspiration and expert advice to homeowners through technology, books, magazines, and television for more than 30 years. Having served quality home improvement advice to more than 100 million visitors, they are one of the web’s top home-improvement sites. They offer more than 2000 articles from experts involving home repairs, cleaning methods, buying guides, and more.

Architecture Art Designs

architectureartdesignArchitecture Art Design is a blog that focuses on architecture, interior, product, and outdoor design. It shares the advances and latest trends in those fields. It also provides tips on DIY projects and insight on photography. It has a clean, clutter-free layout making it easy for ready to jump from one topic to the next.

In My Own Style

inmyownstyleDiane loves all things creative, colorful, and DIY and shares all of it in her blog, In My Own Style. She provides creative and affordable ideas to decorate your home. She believes that with a bit of ingenuity and resourcefulness anyone can create a home they love. She shares articles such as crafting, painting, organizing, and cleaning.

Refresh Restyle

refresh_restyleDebbie is a grandma, wife, sister and daughter and is also a paint brush, frying pan, nail gun hailing woman. She makes it a point to finish one project a day. She runs Refresh Restyle, a home, interior design, and lifestyle blog. Through it, she shares tips on how to keep a home clean, insights on interior design, and recipes for mouth-watering dishes.

Home Bunch

homebunchHome Bunch is a blog that features beautiful interiors, luxury estates, celebrity homes and a vibrant design community. Luciane, the founder and editor of the blog, shares not only one of her biggest passions, which is interior design, but also blogs to learn from readers. The blog also showcases various home restorations, removing old clutter to transform houses to new cozy abodes.

Architecture Lab

architecturelabArchitecture Lab is an online architecture magazine specialized in art, architecture and design. Their goal is to make architecture more connected, and bring together architects/designers from around the world searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.

Decor Adventures

decoradventuresLiving in Upstate New York in an old colonial home built in 1900 with her husband, Jessica is a Ph.D. student by day and a knee-pad wearing, drill-wielding, spray painting do-it-yourselfer by night. She runs Decor Adventures, a place where you can find easy, affordable projects and ideas to make your new or old home a beautiful, meaningful place. In her site, she shows you her process of restoration which involves getting handsy with cleaning and fixing.

DesignLike

designlikeDesignLike is a blog which posts news and articles in design and architecture for all people who want information about new trends in design, who want to beautify and personalize their environment, and who want to increase their overall quality of life through great design.

Love and Renovations

loveandrenovationsLove and Renovation was found by Amanda. She loves teaching people how to make their home beautiful without a lot of time, effort, or money. She believes that one doesn’t have to be a pro to renovate their home. In this blog, she shares the little things are important such as the right flooring, a fresh coat of paint, and proper cleaning. These changes add up and improve the home significantly.

Mix and Chic

mixandchicMix and Chic is run by Jessie, an interior decorator based in Chicagoland, Illinois. Through this blog, she shares her passion for design and her inspirations with her readers. Occasionally, she will be showing her home and some of her client’s decorating projects. She is a firm believer that a beautiful home can be achieved in any budget through keeping things clean, creativity, and smart shopping.

Building Moxie

buildingmoxieBuilding Moxie is a professional and DIY home improvement blog. They provide how-tos, tips, and advice on everyday to restore, maintain, and improve one’s home. Their articles are clear, straightforward, and easy-to-understand making it suitable for new homemakers and veterans alike.

BetterDecoratingBible

betterdecoratingbibleBetter Decorating Bible was launched by Suzy Cacic in February 2011. Through it, her goal is to bring one’s home decor dream into a reality! From gorgeous high-quality photographs, dozens of home tours, cleaning tips, and easy and affordable DIY projects – Better Decorating Bible aims to help turn a bland home beautiful!

I Am a Homemaker

iamahomemakerI Am a Homemaker is a home and interior design blog run by Jillian. She loves to make her home beautiful by using her DIY skills and her eye for design. Through this blog, she shares her latest projects, findings, tips, and articles about the wonderful world of homemaking.

Archi Scene

archisceneArchi Scene is a daily architecture and design journal that focuses on groundbreaking projects and timeless eye-catching design. They are a source for inspiring creativity in the field of residential and hotel architecture. They also touch on ways to improve one’s ability to interior design and share quality furniture. They keep a vast archive for the readers, making them be able to search for architecture destination by the countries and cities around the globe.

Fresh Design Blog

freshdesignblogFresh Design Blog is a modern and contemporary home interior design blog. Updating regularly, they showcase fabulous finds and decorating inspiration for your home and garden. They are also always on the lookout for bargain buys, special offers and ways to decorate, accessorize, and clean homes on a budget. The blog features an array of product ideas, from high street stores and well-known names, to new and up-and-coming designers.

Adorable Home

adorable_homeAdorable Home is an Interior Design & Architecture magazine that strives to share inspirational home design ideas. They showcase the finest, the latest, and sometimes even the most peculiar interior designs, décor trends and architectural achievements, hoping to stir one’s imagination and provide ideas with practical information. With tens of thousands of visual examples and advice from experts, making the right choices when decorating, furnishing, and renovating your home becomes an easier task.

Modern Architecture Concept

modernarchitectureconceptAn modern architecture design blog focusing on the latest trends in interior design, architecture and beautiful inspirational photos.

Mommy Blogs

Working Mother

workingmotherWorking Mother is a mentor, role model and advocate for the country’s more than 17 million moms who are devoted to their families and committed to their careers. Through multiple mediums and platforms, Working Mother provides its educated and affluent readers with the community, solutions and strategies they need to thrive.

Mom Spark

momsparkMom Spark was found by Amy Bellgardt – wife, mom, lifestyle & travel blogger, foodie, social media strategist, nerd, and coffee drinker. She is a work-at-home mom of two boys and wife to a handsome jingle writer/video producer. She first started the site to connect with fellow moms, exchange tips, and share stories. Together with three other writers, they have a wide range of articles for moms that include recipes, crafts, travel, parenting, fashion, and more.

City Moms Blog Network

citymomsblogCity Moms Blog Network’s mission is to connect moms to info and parenting perspectives unique to their communities; to provide a positive voice for motherhood internationally; to support women in the growth of their businesses; and to help brands reach their audience. They are a community of women passionate about connecting moms.

Mom 4 Real

mom4realThrough this site, Jessica Kielman is on a mission to show other women that they can live well without breaking the bank. She likes to share the thrifty, creative ways that she makes at home, hoping to spark the creativity in someone else. She also loves to share DIY projects, crafts, simple recipes and cleaning tips too!

MomStart

momstartInitially a personal blog by Louise Bishop, MomStart has grown to a eight-person parenting blog. Their entire team is located in the Pacific Northwest greater Seattle area. It also covers topics such as travel, tech, and fashion. MomStart has been listed on the 2009 Nielson list as one of the top 50 power mom bloggers, and was listed with Axis PR as one of the top 50 mommy bloggers.

Classy Mommy

classymommyColleen Padilla, the founder and editor of Classy Mommy lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her two children, Kenzie and Kyle. Classy Mommy is an essential website for moms featuring ways to improve home life.

Finding Debra

findingdebraDebra Muccio is a wife and mother (9-year old daughter) living in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. Debra traded in high-powered suits and high-heeled shoes for a role as mommy – crayon enthusiast, storyteller, and kisser of boo-boo’s. You’ll find everything from family travel and entertainment to recipes and straight talk about the grieving process, as Debra lost her mom unexpectedly over a decade ago.

Tips from a Typical Mom

tipsfromatypicalmomAnnette Belnap is your typical wife and mom to five kids. She loves to share family friendly recipes, parenting advice, cleaning and organizing tips and product reviews. Through her blog, she hopes that fellow moms can learn a thing or two about motherhood.

The Mad Mommy

themadmommyJoking that she had gone “mad” when she entered motherhood, The Mad Mommy is a mother of two kids from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. In her website, she writes topics just about anything from cleaning tips and product reviews to dinner recipes and snippets from her own life.

The Modest Mom Blog

themodestmomblogWife to a sweetheart and mama to six children, Caroline is the founder of The Modest Mom Blog. When she’s not homeschooling, cooking meals, changing diapers, or doing yet another load of laundry, you will find her here as she shares her heart concerning modesty, femininity, and mothering.

The Parenting Patch

theparentingpatchThe Parenting Patch is a website founded by Heather and James, a husband and wife team. The site includes a blog, news, reviews, recipes, and information including baby sign language and a week by week pregnancy calendar. The mission of The Parenting Patch is to share the parenting experience with preconception, conception, pregnancy, birth, and parenting with other parents, bloggers, and other interested bystanders.

A Nation of Moms

anationofmomsMarysa is a busy mom of two girls living in Upstate New York. When she’s not busy juggling work, her kid’s activities, her family life, running a Girl Scout Troop, she’s running A Nation of Moms. She loves the great outdoors, vegetarian food, camping, travel, swimming, reading and sharing these experiences on her blog.

Perfection Pending

perfectionpendingMeredith is a mom, writer, Diet Coke connoisseur, born and raised Texan, and founder of PerfectionPending.net. Having three kids, she shares her experiences and what she has learned because of them through this blog. She also writes about cooking, home cleaning and lifestyle.

SensiblySara

sensiblysaraSensiblySara is a family lifestyle blog with a focus on recipes, travel, home improvement, crafts & DIY. You’ll also find a sprinkle of Disney throughout. Sara Phillips, founder of the blog, lives with her husband, Larry, and her two boys, James and Colin, in San Antonio. She enjoys food, DIY projects, traveling, photography, spending time with her family, playing cards, geocaching, camping and more!

Momma Young at Home

mommayoungathomeMomma Young at Home is a mom and lifestyle blog run by Anjanette from Reno, Nevada. Having been married for nearly 25 years with six kids, she never runs out of things to write about. She covers topics such as home improvement, recipes, crafts, and parenting to name a few.

Fresh Mommy Blog

freshmommyblogTabitha Blue is a mommy, designer, blogger, wife and founder of Fresh Mommy Blog, a place where motherhood, food, travel, design and stylish little things collide. She shares her journey of her life, travels, and her attempt at domesticity. From DIY tips and cooking recipes to fashion and life lessons, Fresh Mommy Blog covers just about anything.

Kelly’s Thoughts on Things

kellysthoughtsonthingsIn Kelly’s Thoughts on Things, Kelly blogs about anything and everything. Her forte is product reviews, a passion that derives from her love of saving money. She finds great satisfaction in reviewing products because she knows because this helps her readers when they plan on purchasing something. She regularly shares tips and information on a broad range of topics, including fashion, beauty, travel, health, and autism.

Southern Krazed

southernkrazedSouthern Krazed is an all-around lifestyle website that touches on a wide variety of household topics. They cover topics such as green living, essential oils, DIY arts and crafts, parenting, gardening, and recipes. Each post has a hint of Southern insight, aiming to help their readers achieve a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Untrained Housewife

untrainedhousewifeUntrained Housewife empowers parents who want to obtain a more self-sufficient lifestyle with real-life advice, how-tos, and honest views of modern work-from-home advice. With over a hundred active contributors, daily content with varying ages and views are represented.

Masshole Mommy

massholemommyUrban Dictionary defines a masshole as “For residents of Massachusetts, it is an achieved title for driving faster, being reckless, cutting other drivers off often, and having no patience for other drivers on the road”. Robin, being from Massachusetts and a mother of three boys, is the Masshole Mommy. She has been blogging about parenthood since October 2009.

Long Wait for Isabella

longwaitforisabellaLong Wait for Isabella is a Seattle area family friendly blog run by LaVonne as she fumbles happily through life with pastor-husband and two wild kids. In Long Wait for Isabella, you will find travel, craft, recipe, parenting and product review posts. She offers tips, seeks advice, and shares fun photos of her adorable kids.

Overstuffed

overstuffedOverstuffed is run by Lara where she about parenting tweens and teens, homemaking for busy moms, and how to find joy and balance in the overstuffed life that we mothers have to juggle. Like her blog’s motto, she strives to offer simple solutions for busy moms.

All My Good Things

allmygoodthingsBorn and raised in Haiwaii, Keikilani (pronounced: Cake-E-Lawnee) is the founder of All My Good Things. She is based in Houston, Texas married to the man of her dreams. Together they have three awesome boys and they just adopted another boy and his twin sisters – that makes six kids all in all. In her blog, she shares encouraging thoughts, lessons that God has taught her, recipes, crafts, household tips, kid antics and craziness.

Mumbling Mommy

mumblingmommyMumbling Mommy is a parenting blog comprised of a group of moms and dads. All of them tell “true stories from the front lines of parenting,” hoping to help other parents raise their kids. Aside from tales about parenthood, the blog also offers content about cooking, home improvement, and lifestyle.

The Frazzled Homemaker

thefrazzledhomemakerMother of three, Cathy Ratcliffe is a work-at-home mom from Virginia Beach. Other than her three kids, she has four dogs, a dwarf rabbit, and two fire-bellied Asian frogs. She also cares for her elderly, disabled mother. With all these tasks, she deems herself quite frazzled. This site chronicles her struggles to be a great homemaker and shares the things she has learned over the years.

Spring Clean Like A Pro

Tis the season! Spring cleaning may never become painless, but you can make the task more efficient – like a pro with our spring cleaning checklist.

Unused clothing stored in closets, baskets of neglected toys, stubborn water stains in the bathroom sink, and even expired cosmetics are just a few of the things that can clutter your home. We want to help you approach each individual cause of household disorder with fast and efficient cleaning methods.

This spring cleaning infographic gives you basic guidelines for de-cluttering your home, and pro advice for tackling room-by-room cleaning. With spring cleaning tips on choosing the right tools and applying a cleaning system, you’ll have your home spotless in no time!

Spring Cleaning Checklist & Tips Infographic

Follow the visual spring cleaning checklist and tips above and enjoy a comfortable, clean, clutter-free home this spring and summer.

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Marketing, Microfiber, and Math – Why I said “NO!” to Swiffer Dusters

Swiffer alternatives: The Swiffer/microfiber comparison test.

I love a good TV commercial. You know, the ones that pull on your heartstrings. Like the Clydesdales that save the Labrador puppy from the wolf. Or the son that surprises his mom on Christmas morning with a pot of coffee. Or the disabled vet who is now able to clean his home because a HUGE box of Swiffer products was mysteriously left on his doorstep! I don’t drink Budweiser or Folgers but I did try the Swiffer dusters and here’s what I discovered….

Swiffer is great at marketing but their dust collecting prowess and ease of use leaves something to be desired. Their main claim is that their dusters trap and lock twice as much dust as a feather duster. Feather dusters do not trap and lock dust. Let’s do the math… two times zero is still zero. Like and old fashioned feather duster, I found that the Swiffer was actually just relocating dust. Yes, the top of my book shelf was less dusty after using it, but the edge of the shelf had a line of dust that had just been pushed there. It didn’t appear that much got trapped within the duster itself. It was just resettling the dust elsewhere.

Next, I used the duster extender to get the blades of a ceiling fan. The dust and dirt was removed from the fan blades and much of it was relocated to the floor under the fan and the top of my head. Maybe I was using it incorrectly or the disposable pad (more on that later), was already too dirty.

 

I decided to switch out the used duster head with a new one, which wasn’t as simple as it would seem.  Removing it took some finagling and as I was trying to get it off of the handle, the minimal dust I just “captured” was not having any trouble escaping back to the freedom of my living room. I was sure it would be easier with more practice. Trying to find the correct sleeves for the duster prongs was a bit of a challenge too. And then you have to spend the time to fluff out the fibers of the pad – annoying.

The amount of time it took to switch out and fluff up the pad gave me some time to think. The Swiffer duster kit, extender and a box of 16 refills cost just under $24. I had gone through 2 refills in my living/dining room alone. If I were to dust only this area once a week, my supplies would last for 2 months. Refills cost about $11.50. More math… If I kept this up, I would spend $115 more this year, just in refills; just for the living room. $139 just to dust. And, aside from the plastic dust handles, all of those dusters would wind up in the landfill.

Finding Swiffer alternatives isn’t hard when your brother owns an ecommerce company that specializes in supplying high-quality microfiber products to cleaning professionals. Samples are
pretty easy to come by. I asked my dear brother if he had any dusters I could try. I already knew that I could just throw microfiber in the washing machine and reuse it because I use the cloths as dish towels and to dry my car after the car wash.

He gave me the Mini Duster and the Chenille High Duster. The mini duster is about the size of a regular Swiffer.
It actually did attract and capture dust! No more lines of dust on the edges of the shelves and I wasn’t just sweeping it onto the floor either. It stayed on the duster. The same thing happened with the Chenille High Duster. The foam core handle was super flexible and there weren’t any dust bunnies in my hair when I was finished with the fan and hanging light fixtures. The Swiffer/microfiber comparison showed microfiber dusters to be the wiser Swiffer alternatives.


With the microfiber, I didn’t have to stop midway through to switch the duster covers. Once I was finished, the sleeves were easy to pull off and toss into the laundry and I would be able to re-wash them hundreds of times, according to my brother, who is strangely passionate about microfiber.

 

Let’s do a little more math…. The retail for the mini duster, Chenille High Duster, and one extra cover for each is $30.37. That’s all. More than $100 less than keeping me in Swiffer refills for a year. And, if I truly dusted, then laundered once a week, that $30 investment would stretch out at least over two years, probably closer to four before I had to replace them. Overall, the microfiber dusters are far superior as Swiffer alternatives – financially, environmentally, and for better cleaning and hey, keeping my head dust-free too.

While it’s true that Microfiber Wholesale doesn’t have wonderfully produced TV spots to elicit genuine emotion from me, they do have products that work better and will save a nice chunk of change year over year. I suppose it’s best to leave the commercials to Swiffer and the cleaning to microfiber.

Microfiber Bath Towels

At Microfiber Wholesale, we’re always looking to improve our existing product line and introduce new products to the marketplace. For awhile now we’ve been working on microfiber bath towels.

We’ve tried the ones out there and weren’t impressed. It seems that most of the microfiber bath towels on the market are really just over sized cleaning towels. We can do better. We’re getting close to an amazing microfiber bath towel that is unlike the others out there. We’re starting to get pretty excited and wanted to share it with you!microfiber-bath-towels

Our all new microfiber bath towel will be ultra soft yet lightweight. It will super absorbent without that uncomfortable grabby feeling as you dry off – it wicks away the moisture from your skin! It’s quick drying in the dryer which is going to mean huge energy savings. When folded, it takes up less space than a traditional cotton bath towel, making it perfect for the gym, spa or pool. It also will help with the overcrowding in your linen cabinets and closets.

We hope you’re as excited about Microfiber Wholesale’s all new line of bath towels as we are! We can’t wait to show them to you. If you want to be notified when they become available, subscribe to our newsletter here:



Choosing the Best Microfiber Mop System

Hands down, the most frequently asked question around here is, “which microfiber mop system should I buy?” As you’re probably aware, we offer 2 – the Microfiber Mop System and the Premium Microfiber Mop System. Both systems include a handle and frame, 2 wet mop pads and a dust mop pad. But what exactly is the difference?

microfiber-mop-system-angleThe standard sized Microfiber Mop System comes with a 16″ aluminum angled mop frame and a heavy duty aluminum telescoping handle. The unique angled sides of the frame allow you to easily access corners and baseboards. The swivel mechanism on the top of the frames lets the handle pivot down to allow you to reach under furniture. These features are great for living/family rooms, hallways, kitchens and bathrooms. The pads attach to the frame’s 2 rows of hook and loop type material holding them in place until they’re pulled off. The wet mop pads are light weight and easy to fit under a faucet to dampen and then wring out by hand. The Mojave dust mop pad’s outer fringe yarn attracts larger debris like pet hair while the face yarn attracts smaller dust particles.

professional-microfiber-mopThe standard sized Premium Microfiber Mop System comes with an 18″ heavy duty aluminum mop frame and a stainless steel telescoping handle. The heavy duty frame features the same type of swivel mechanism so the handle can lay down flat but the rectangular design of the frame can make getting into corners a bit more challenging.  This frame has 3 rows of hook and loop type material to attach the pads to. The wet mop pads included in this system are our highest quality wet mop pads. The microfiber wraps all the way to the back of the pads to clean the baseboards and the pad has a thicker core which allows it to absorb more liquid. These pads will cover a greater surface area but can be harder to wring out manually. The Mojave dust mop pad is also included with this system.

Both of Microfiber Wholesale’s mop systems are available for upgrade to larger sizes and extra pads are available for purchase.

Here’s our expert opinion…If you’re looking for a microfiber mop for everyday or every-other-day cleaning of your home, apartment or condo, the Microfiber Mop System will perfectly suit your needs. If your application involves a larger space or high traffic areas, or you’re a professional that needs a microfiber mop for clients that you visit less frequently, we recommend the Premium Microfiber Mop System.  Order your Microfiber Mop System today!

Merry Microfiber Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Microfiber Wholesale!

Since our last post about mediocre holiday gifts didn’t exactly drive up sales – it’s OK, we expected that; people prefer jewelry and electronics to cleaning supplies – we needed something to keep our microfiber elves busy. This little project kept them busy for hours! So, without further ado, we present to you our Microfiber Christmas Tree!!

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What do you do when you happen upon a couple cases of microfiber fluffy dusters in forest green? Forget about them until Christmas and then, make an amazing tree from them! And check out the ornaments and gifts! They’re all made with our Microfiber products! The bow and some ornaments are made from our 8″x8″ Microfiber Silk Cloths and the gifts are wrapped with our 16″x16″ Buff Pro Multi Surface Towels and our 16″x16″ Ultra Plush Microfiber Towels

We know that you already know that Microfiber is the best way on earth to make your home sparkle. Impress your guests this holiday season with Microfiber Wholesale’s line of dusters, towels and mops. Merry Christmas!