Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths? See How We Did Against The Competition

There’s a reason our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels are our most popular cleaning towels, it’s the quality! We know that terms like high quality are used for pretty much everything these days, so rather than just tell you about why they are the best microfiber cleaning cloths we thought we’d show you! We decided to run some tests with our towels versus other top selling microfiber towel brands.

So what did we test out? In our video we measure each towel’s softness, absorbency, and grabbiness (the ability to hold onto dirt and dust). These are the 3 top indicators of the of a microfiber cleaning cloth. Because our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels were made for professional cleaners, you can be sure they are one of the very best microfiber cloths for cleaning! They’ll pass all 3 of these tests, as well as last hundreds of washings without losing their cleaning effectiveness. Watch Now!

Natural Spring Cleaning Tips! 4 Green Alternatives To Chemical Cleaners

4 Natural Spring Cleaning Tips

More and more people are choosing to use natural cleaning products in their home. With the arrival of Spring, you might be wondering what are some eco-friendly alternatives you can take to clean you home. So, if you’re ready to start using safe, environmentally-friendly cleaning methods, we’ve got some awesome natural Spring Cleaning tips you can start using right away.

Opt for Castile Soap

Castile soap is a vegetable oil-based soap that works just as well as other soaps in getting rid of dirt, grease, and germs. It is nontoxic and biodegradable, so you can feel good about using Castile soap for cleaning around your home and family. We recommend using it with one of our Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels, these towels work great for scrubbing down surfaces after the soap has done its job. If you are interested in learning more, here’s a great post on how Castile Soap works.

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Cleaning With Just Plain Water

Yes, you heard that correct! When used with microfiber, water can be an effective cleaner. How does it work? Well water is regarded as the universal solvent, meaning it dissolves more chemicals than any other liquid. That’s why things like dirt, dust, and food dissolve in water. After water loosens things up, microfiber can come in an effectively pick it up.

Why does it have to be microfiber? Well because microfiber is extremely small, it has millions of fibers  working together to pick up and absorb the dirty water and debris. Microfiber also acts as a dust magnet! This is because microfiber has a positive charge, so it will cling onto dust , which has a negative charge. Go here for even more reasons on why to use microfiber and water to clean. This might just be the best natural Spring Cleaning tip there is!

Use Water & Vinegar

Using a combination of water and white distilled vinegar is an easy, effective, and nontoxic solution for cleaning floors, windows, mirrors, and glass surfaces. Due to vinegar’s acidity, it works great at breaking down gunk, like dried on toothpaste, soap scum, and stuck on food.  It can even help kill bacteria by breaking down their cell structure.

Opt for microfiber cloths when wiping down your windows and mirrors with these solutions. Microfiber towels will ensure you remove any and all streaks and smudges from the glass. Paper towels and other types of cloths usually leave lint and scratches behind. Use our microfiber glass cleaning pack for the best results.

For naturally clean floors, use a combination of a half-cup of white distilled vinegar with a half-gallon of water. Mop this cleaning solution over your floors with a microfiber mop to make sure you collect every speck of dirt. Do not use vinegar for granite or marble surfaces, as the vinegar can damage the stone.

Lemons

Stock Up On Citrus

Lemons, lemon juice, oranges, and other citrus can help to combat bacteria with their antibacterial properties. This is due to their acidity, much like vinegar. You can add lemon slices, lemon peels, or lemon juice to water or your surface cleaner to sanitize your home naturally.  Other than its antibacterial properties, lemons can also remove stains and neutralize odors naturally! You can even scrub your sink with half a lemon and a sprinkle of salt so you don’t have to use any chemicals around your dishes.

Though lemons have shown to kill multiple types of bacteria, that doesn’t mean they will kill all pathogens. Lemons are great for most of your daily cleaning tasks, but for the really dirty jobs, we still recommend something stronger.

Making Your Own All-Purpose Cleaner

Now that you know how these natural cleaners work, its time to put them into action! Many store-bought cleaning agents are full of chemicals, which can be toxic. Instead of wiping harmful chemicals around your counters or spraying them in the air, you can make a simple all-purpose cleaning spray yourself with just a handful of ingredients! All of these cleaning solutions work great with microfiber products. Here are some options to make your own surface cleaner spray.

  • Castile soap all-purpose cleaner. Combine 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of Castile soap in a spray bottle. You can use the Castile soap cleaner on any surface!
  • Vinegar all-purpose cleaner. Combine 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Do not use the vinegar cleaner for granite or marble surfaces, as the vinegar can damage the stone.
  • Add 10-15 drops of essential oils (lemon, orange, lavender) to these surface cleaners for a natural fragrance, especially if you want to overcome the vinegar smell.
  • Alternatively, you can add lemon juice to your vinegar surface cleaner for a pleasant scent. Be sure to store the cleaner in the fridge if you do so.
  • If you can, use distilled or filtered water in these cleaning solutions to avoid leaving residue.

Instead of cleaning with harmful chemicals that could be damaging your health, follow these natural Spring Cleaning tips for a cleaner and safer home. With just a few simple changes to your cleaning routine, you can create a more environmentally-friendly and healthy living space for you and your family.

Simplest Cleaning Tip: Just Use Microfiber & Water

Just Use Microfiber And Water For An Easy Effective Cleaner

Looking for a quick and effective way to wipe surfaces and floors around your home? Using just microfiber cloths or mop pads with water to clean can give your counters, glass, floors, and appliances a like-new appearance. It traps more dirt than you might think, all without chemical cleaning agents. Here’s why you should switch to use microfiber cloths and water to clean your home.

Does It Really Work?

You heard it here, with just water, microfiber products can effectively take care of most of your household cleaning tasks! Why, you might ask? Well, in case you don’t remember from your science class, water is referred to as the universal solvent! This means that water dissolves more chemicals than any other solvent. It’s why things like food, dirt, and debris all dissolve in water, like when you let your dirty dishes soak in the sink. Water is also buoyant, meaning dirt and debris will be suspended within it.

Once water has done its job of pre treating your surface, microfiber comes in and does the rest! So why use microfiber over any other type of cloth?

  1. More fibers equals more cleaners. Microfiber is extremely small, 1/100th the diameter of a human hair to be exact. This means that there are millions of tiny fibers that work together to pick up dirt and absorb spills.
  2. Removes Germs & Bacteria. Microfiber is small enough to remove harmful germs and bacteria, making picking up common household dust an easy task for microfiber.
  3. Dust Magnet: Positively charged microfiber clings to dust and dirt, which have a natural negative charge.
  4. More absorbent! Microfiber has been tested to hold up to 7 times its weight in water, so you’ll get more done with just one towel or mop pad. We’ve explained what makes microfiber great in even more detail how microfiber works.
Microfiber Towel Clean Sink Counter

Waffle weave microfiber towels are great for scrubbing or drying

5 Benefits Of Cleaning With Just Using Microfiber & Water

  1. Avoid Spreading Harmful Chemicals In Your Home: Perhaps the best reason to clean with only a microfiber cloth and water is to avoid applying chemicals around your home. Cleaning agents have tons of chemicals in them, just read the labels and you’ll see words like “caution” or “hazardous”. Using microfiber and water is a healthier way to clean, plus the eco-friendly benefit of less chemical pollutants in the air.
  2.  Remove More Dirt Than Cotton Cloths: Did you know microfiber and water can actually get you a cleaner finish than using cotton and cleaning agents. Unlike cotton, which are larger and have a flat surface, microfibers are smaller and have a split surface. This split surface makes microfiber a great scrubber. It traps the dirt within its fibers instead of smearing it around.
  3. Polishing Your Stainless Steel: Microfiber cloths used with warm water is a great way to shine your stainless steel appliances. Simply take a damp microfiber cloth and wipe away grime and smears. Once clean, you can take a dry microfiber cloth to buff the surface, and you’re done! Run your microfiber cloth in the direction of the stainless steel polish lines, this way you won’t leave behind any marks from the minerals in the water as you clean.
  4. Get a Streak-Free Finish On Glass: Here’s an easy way to get streak free mirrors and windows, no windex needed! Dampen an all-purpose microfiber cloth with water. This will loosen and remove most of the gunk on your mirror. Then use a microfiber glass cloth to dry and remove the remaining debris. This towel has a flat weave, which acts like a squeegee on your mirror preventing streaks from forming.
  5. Save Money, Save Time! By cleaning with microfiber and water you’ll spend much less on cleaning agents. In fact, by choosing to clean with only with water, you can preserve your towels for much longer before you need to replace them. Plus, using just microfiber and water to clean up around your home is easy. Instead of trying to find the right chemical cleaner, just grab your microfiber cloth, run it under warm water, and quickly wipe down surfaces.

When you are using the amazing combination of microfiber cloths and water to clean, you’ll be saving on both money and time. With that being said, not all microfiber cloths are created equal, see our guide on what a high quality microfiber cloth is. Stop applying dangerous chemicals in your home and rely on your trusty microfiber cloth to get any cleaning job done! See some of our best microfiber towels and mop pads.

Get 5 Star Reviews – How To Exceed Customer Expectations

best residential cleaning business tips

Want 5 Star Reviews? With the Spring season among us, plenty of people will be seeking professional residential cleaning services. How do you impress customers when they turn to you for home cleaning or for maid service? We looked at a variety of both positive and negative reviews for some of the most popular maid services. Based on our findings, here are some ways you can exceed customer expectations this Spring and hopefully get those 5 star reviews and great referrals.

Provide Customized Cleaning Plans

Customers love being able to choose what needs to be cleaned; after all, who knows what needs to be cleaned better than the homeowners? Having an unchangeable task list during every visit will not give customers the flexibility they want in their cleaning. Instead, opt for customized plans, where the client can change the list of items to clean. Not only will the client be able to pinpoint what they would like cleaned, but you’ll know what exactly what areas to focus on during your service.

Create A Cleaning Checklist For Both Cleaner & Client

Speaking of lists, many customers find it helpful if they are given a checklist of cleaning services that are to be provided. Create a checklist of cleaning items you plan to complete and give a copy to your client so that both cleaner and client know what work was done. This is a great way to avoid any confusion down the road.

Maid Drying Dishes

Provide Cleaning That Is Not Just Thorough, But Consistent

We’ve found that many client complaints involve inconsistency. One of the top complaints is seeing a decline in quality work as time goes on. Customers will often compare current and previous service visits, whether it’s from the same or different provider. If their home is not cleaned as thoroughly as before, clients will take note of the inconsistency and it will affect their decision to hire the cleaning service in the future.

Another common complaint is that the cleaner missed certain areas they were supposed to clean. For instance, mopping the floors in the kitchen but missing the counters. Clients expect thoughtful attention from their cleaning service.

A Stellar Personality Goes A Long Way

More than anything else, customers value a pleasing personality. Pair high-quality cleaning skills with a friendly and courteous demeanor and you’ll win over any client. Sometimes we forget how important personality is when it comes to cleaning services, but it should come as no surprise that a great personality leads to more business. When you are friendly and respectful, you build trust with your clients. When your clients trust you, they’re more likely to hire you again and to refer you to people they know. That’s why hiring the right employees for your residential cleaning business is so important! See how Regina DeCorte of Maid in JC makes this possible.

Dusting Refrigerator

Be Attentive To Clients’ Needs

Actively listen to your clients’ requests when they hire your cleaning service. Sure, they want you to clean and tidy up their home, but maybe they don’t want you to use chemical cleaners or they have a particular method of cleaning the bathroom. No matter what the customer specifies, it’s important that you are listening to their needs. Confirm exactly what the client wants before you begin cleaning, and don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re not sure what they are asking for.

Maintain Good Communication Throughout The Cleaning Service

Often, a lack of proper communication will lead to unhappy clients. Even if you arrive at the client’s home on time and perform a thorough cleaning, you must be open to the client’s requests. If they point out a problem with the service, clarify what they would like to see. If a mistake was made, simply apologize and continue cleaning with the customer’s needs in mind.

Before and after the service, make sure you are responsive to all calls and emails. Customers will appreciate the time and effort you put into maintaining open communication with them.

Follow these residential cleaning business tips this season and you’re sure to leave behind both a sparkling home and a happy customer. You’ll be giving your clients peace of mind when you not only provide in-depth cleaning and customized plans, but also open communication, attention, and courtesy. Go to our Clean Like A Pro Section for more residential cleaning business tips.

 

6 Spring Cleaning Tips From The Pros (2019)

Spring Cleaning Tips 2019

Spring Cleaning is all about giving your home a thorough, deep clean. Check out our 2019 Spring Cleaning tips from professional cleaners below to make your Spring Cleaning easy and effective.

Always Use A Top Down Cleaning Method

Spring Cleaning is the perfect time to thoroughly rid your home of pet hair, dust, and dander. When dusting and vacuuming, Annie Farron of Annie At Your Service recommends that you go from the top down. Doing it this way ensures any flyaway hairs and dust from above can be picked up at the bottom. You can start with your ceiling fans or windowsills and then move down to the furniture before cleaning the floors. Vacuuming floors and carpets in multiple directions will ensure you suck up all the pesky hairs. Make sure you plan-out what order you are going to clean in. The last thing you want is to have to clean something twice!

Top Down Dusting Method

Get Streak-Free Mirrors and Windows Without Chemical Cleaners

Want a streak-free finish to your mirrors and windows? You’ll need to first remove the dirt on the surface with a damp microfiber towel. According to Debra Braman, owner of Maid by Design, the key is to “wring out as much moisture as possible.” If your surface is too wet, you’ll create smears from moving around debris. After you wipe the mirror or glass with the damp microfiber towel, go over the surface with a microfiber glass and window cloth until dry. You should be left with a clear, clean, streak-free surface, all without extra chemicals or cleaning products. If you want to use what Debra uses check out our Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack!

Rinse & Wring Out Your Mop Pads More Often

Melissa Homer, Chief Cleaning Officer at Maid Pro, recommends rinsing and wringing out your mop pads at least 2-4 times per floor, as well as mopping small sections at a time. When your mop pads become saturated with dirty water they no longer can effectively absorb, thus you end up pushing dirty water around. It is also important to effectively wring out your pads, so they are damp not soaking wet. See Melissa’s best mopping practices.

Wet Mop Floor

Create A List Of Easy To Miss Spots

Spring cleaning is that time of year where you are more thorough and detailed in your house cleaning. This means cleaning spots around your home that you normally wouldn’t think about or are easy to miss, such as faucet aerators, bathroom vents, even house plants. Cheryl Clayton, owner of Green & Clean Maid Service, gives us a list of 15 things that professional cleaners can forget to clean. Try adding these 15 things to your own Spring Cleaning checklist.

Move Around Furniture To Find Hidden Dust

Put in the effort to move around your furniture to tackle the dirt and dust that may be hiding underneath. Things like lamp shades and electronic equipment act as a dust magnet. You can use a microfiber extension duster to get those hard to reach spots, like behind your TV and entertainment system.

Folding Microfiber Towels

Doing A Final Walk Through

Check your work by doing a final walk through. Joanna Martin of Winston Salem Cleaning Service says the key is to pretend like you are going through your normal routine in each room. This will help you spot things that your house guests might notice you forgot to clean! If you’ve already mopped your floors, try the white sock test. This will be a true indicator of how good of a job you did.

It’s important to get into every corner when Spring Cleaning, and with these six 2019 Spring Cleaning tips from our cleaning pros, you’re sure to have an easier time. Check out our other blog posts for more specific professional cleaning tips, or take a look at our collection of microfiber cleaning tools for all your Spring cleaning needs.

3 Benefits Of Microfiber That Grow Your Cleaning Business

3 Benefits Of Microfiber

It’s not about cleaning. I know that may be a shock to cleaning business owners, but what it’s really about is your profitability. Think about it, would you be using microfiber if it didn’t help improve your bottom line? Of course not! With that being said many cleaning businesses use microfiber, but are unaware of all the benefits of microfiber on their bottom line. Let’s go over 3 of them.

Achieving Customer Delight

Do your customers care or know exactly what products you’re cleaning their homes with? Probably not. Your customers want exactly what you want, a job well done. So how does microfiber accomplish this? Because of the great and versatile cleaning ability of microfiber, your employees will be able to effectively complete any cleaning task on a variety of surfaces. Efficiency is important because when rushed employees are more likely to miss spots, get sloppy, or forget small details important to that specific customer. If you want those 5 star reviews, make sure you are using high quality microfiber products.

Microfiber Waffle Towel Clean Stainless Steel

Long Terms Savings

Here’s a trick to do with microfiber, try using just plain water to clean. This will save you loads of money on chemical cleaning solutions. I’m not saying to never use chemical cleaners, sometimes they may be absolutely necessary. With that being said, there are a variety of cleaning tasks that a microfiber towel or mop used with just water will sufficiently get the job done. So does this actually work? Yes, and here’s why. The microfiber definition is 1/100th the diameter of a human hair. This makes it small enough to remove harmful germs and bacteria from a variety of surfaces, some studies even showed up to 99% bacteria removal! Now just imagine millions of the microfibers working together to scrape up things like dirt away from your counters.

You know the risks of injury to your employees, so why not use products that have less impact on their bodies? Since microfiber requires less water than cotton to clean, microfiber mops can be much more lightweight, reducing the risk of repetitive motion injuries or strain. Microfiber flat mop systems also work great without the use of a heavy mop bucket. This can result in less lower back injuries.

Microfiber lasts longer than traditional cotton products. Not only will they retain their effectiveness through hundreds of washings, they are also more absorbent. This means you’ll get more out of them before you need to use a new one. Less is more with microfiber!

High Reach Microfiber Duster

Happier Employees

Want to make sure your employees are contributing to your bottom line? Make sure they are happy and equipped with the best cleaning products. This means products that are ergonomic and easy to use! As mentioned above microfiber products are lightweight because they don’t need a lot of water to clean, but they can also be used dry! That’s because microfiber has a natural positive charge attracting negatively charged dust. This means you can dry dust counters and floors. Also make sure the hardware includes necessary features for your employees. For example on our Microfiber Mop System, we’ve included an angled frame to make it easier to mop into corners. Your goal should always be for the job to get done effectively and efficiently.

Microfiber is a great all purpose cleaner. This can simplify your employees cleaning process, since many microfiber towels and mop pads will work great on a variety of surfaces. Try using a towel like our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Towel to clean, wash, dry, polish, or buff! Of course there are specialty towels and mop pads, but generally speaking microfiber can be used for a wide array of applications.

What’s this all mean for your business? Making sure your employees are satisfied creates loyalty, which means you’ll have experienced staff who know what it takes to continually make your customers happy.

Conclusion

Whether directly or indirectly, using microfiber products helps increase your bottom line. With that being said, you do need to make sure the products you are using are high quality. That starts with how they are made. See for yourself where our microfiber is made. I’m sure there are many more benefits of microfiber you can think of that apply to your specific needs.

5 Reasons Why Microfiber Is Best Stainless Steel Cleaner

Microfiber Cloths Best Stainless Steel CleanerIf you’re searching for a quick and easy way to clean your stainless steel products, look no further than microfiber towels. The intricate fibers in microfiber cloths will not only lock in any and all dirt, but will give your stainless steel appliances a brand-new finish. Here are five reasons why microfiber is the best stainless steel cleaner!

Keeps Your Stainless Steel Shining Like New

Stainless steel looks great in kitchens—until it’s covered in grime and grease. But with a quick wipe down with a microfiber cloth, you can preserve the sleek shine of your stainless steel products. Simply wipe away the smears and smudges with a damp microfiber cloth, then buff the surface with a dry microfiber cloth. Your stainless steel will look as good as new, and you won’t have to use any cleaning products!

Leaves Behind No Streaks or Scratches

Some cleaning products leave streaks behind, and some cleaning cloths leave small scratches on the surfaces you clean. However, the fine fibers of microfiber towels leave surfaces streak-free and won’t scratch any of your stainless steel.

Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels Clean Stainless Steel

Less Chemicals and Cleaner Finish than Cotton

Traditional fibers, such as cotton, require you to use cleaning chemicals or soaps to dissolve dirt before use. Cotton fibers are large and smooth, but won’t easily remove dirt from the surface without a cleaning agent.

On the other hand, microfiber cleaning towels are made from a combination of polyester and nylon. Each fiber is split, giving it a larger surface area to clean and pick up dirt with. These split fibers are extremely fine and, when woven into cloth, are able to scrub and absorb dirt. With microfiber cloths, you can instantly pick up dirt rather than push dirt and cleaning chemicals around your surface.

Absorbs Water to Prevent Corrosion

Although stainless steel is known to resist rust, improper cleaning can leave behind dirt and grime that slowly corrode stainless steel surfaces. Using warm water and a microfiber cloth is the simplest, and least risky, method of cleaning your stainless steel. Afterwards, be sure to dry the surfaces by wiping in the direction of the stainless steel polish lines. The microfiber will not only prevent scratching, but it will absorb any remaining water. The minerals in water can leave marks on stainless steel, so it’s important to use a microfiber cloth; other types of cleaning cloths may not absorb all of the water.

Microfiber Waffle Towel Clean Stainless Steel

Quick Kitchen Cleanup

Many of us have stainless steel appliances in our kitchens, which quickly get covered in fingerprints and debris in the aftermath of our cooking. For a quick, hassle-free cleanup, simply wipe your stainless steel with a damp microfiber cloth to capture all of the dirt. You can even quickly polish the stainless steel with a dry microfiber cloth afterwards to keep your kitchen sparkling clean.

Check out our collection of microfiber cleaning towels at Microfiber Wholesale to and see for yourself what makes microfiber towels the best stainless steel cleaner. Spend less on damaging cleaning products and chemicals and instead switch to microfiber for an efficient, thorough, and polished finish!

Declutter Your Home Without Making A Mess

A Simple Trick To Declutter Your Home!

Decluttering Tips 2 Boxes

Before you can properly clean anything in your home, you have to clear out the clutter. So before you start to declutter your home, there are two general decluttering tips to keep in mind before you start.

  1. Be willing to throw things away. So much of our clutter are items that we really don’t need, like magazines, catalogs, boxes from Amazon, etc. Just toss it.
  2. Don’t get bogged down in organizing every item you come across. The goal is to get your home to the point where you can properly clean.

So to get started, each room or area of the house needs a box dedicated to items you’re going to keep that belong in the room. You can label it “KEEP”. This box will stay in that room. You will also have a box labeled “GOES ELSEWHERE” and a trash bag. You’ll  be taking the Goes Elsewhere box and trash bag with you from room to room. In each room you’ll be adding items to the both boxes and the trash bag. Upon entering a new room, you’ll take items out of the Goes Elsewhere Box and add them to that room’s Keep Box. When you’ve finished the last room you’ll need to walk back through each room to empty your Goes Elsewhere that you’ve collected in rooms decluttered subsequently.

Why declutter your home this way? Well if you are like most people, when cleaning up clutter you might just end up spreading it around. So this is just an quick and easy way to make sure you are organized and efficiently decluttering as you go.

Cleaning Bedroom Clutter

Declutter Your Home with The Best Decluttering Tips

If you are going to declutter your home the first place to start is the bedroom. Why? Bedrooms can become an extra storage place in your homes. Excess clutter in your bedrooms can collect a lot of household dust, which brings along its own set of health issues, making it seem even more impossible to clean everything. So get your Keep and Goes Elsewhere Boxes and lets get started with some bedroom decluttering tips.

Floors: The goal here is to clear up space so you can easily vacuum. You want to make sure you aren’t having to constantly move or maneuver around objects when vacuuming.

  1. Get Everything Out The Way – Get larger movable objects, like chairs, out of the room or at least to the sides. Move smaller objects on top of desks, dressers, etc.
  2. Put Items Into Appropriate Boxes! Start picking up items and putting them into your boxes accordingly.

Desks: The most important thing when decluttering your desk is to know what you need and organize it. If you have a paper shredder, manila folders, and some paper clips these will definitely help here.

  1. Go through your paper piles putting the trash in the shredder, and put papers you need in your manila folders, paper clipping them as needed.
  2. Separate your desk essentials from non-essentials.  Go through them and put them into the appropriate boxes or trash. For items that need to stay on your desk, but don’t want to move into a box, move them to the side and out of the way.

Closets & Dressers: When decluttering your clothes, the most important thing is to be able to find what you need when you need it. So here’s some organization and decluttering tips to make that happen.

  1. Go through your clothes and put any clothes you don’t want on your bed. You can donate these or pass them down.
  2. Pick a way to organize. Organize your clothes in a way that matches your lifestyle. Have a lot of workout clothes? Separate your workout tops from your regular ones. Check out this closet organization checklist for more info!
  3. What to do with your miscellaneous items? These are things you wear on rare occasions, think of ugly Christmas sweaters, group them together and find a place for them.

Decluttering Tip: Don’t fold big and bulky items, hang them instead.

Cleaning Kitchen Clutter

kitchen decluttering tips

Now move onto your kitchen. Take anything in your Goes Elsewhere box that belongs in the kitchen, put it in the kitchen Keep box. Because your kitchen gets messiest the fastest and has many fragile items, keep in mind that less is better. This will make your kitchen much easier to clean! So be prepared to throw things out and re-locate kitchen items that are used very seldom.

Counters: The goal here is to move everything out the way, so you can clean your kitchen in one full sweep.

  1. Move your kitchen appliances. Things such as blenders or toasters need to be moved inside cabinets, pushed to the side, on top of a chair, or even placed outside of your kitchen. When moving them, put them in the least dirty area of your kitchen. If you have fragile items, put them in a basket.
  2. Create space for dirty dishes. If you have any dishes in your dish rack or washer, dry them and put them away.
  3. Soak your dirty dishes. Fill your large dishes with soapy water, and let them soak, while you put your smaller dishes in the dishwasher.

Refrigerator & Pantry: Since your refrigerator and pantry get full and untidy really fast, what you want to focus on here is space efficiency. So when decluttering be honest with yourself with what you really need and what was just a “one-time use”.

  1. Finding extra space! Move things around & put them away correctly to create extra space. This will seem like a game of tetris at first, but once you get the hang of it you’ll see the results.
  2. Throw away snacks you don’t need. We know this can be tough, so ask yourself the following 2 things: “do I even remember I had this”, and “will it stay fresh?” If you answered no to either of these and you don’t see yourself eating them in the next month or so, it’s time to toss it.
  3. Categorize & Prioritize! Group things together, and move them to the most visible and accessible places.

Cleaning Bathroom Clutter

bathroom decluttering tips

Now let’s move onto the bathroom! Get your Goes Elsewhere box and put anything that belongs here in the bathroom Keep box. When clearing out clutter in your bathroom, keep in mind that it is filled items that we very rarely use or bought and forgot about them. So whatever you plan on keeping, it is important to have a place to put these items after you are done cleaning.

Floors: Make sure you bring your laundry basket and throw dirty clothes, towels, and rugs into it. You might want to shake them off outside before you throw them in the basket, getting rid of excess hair, lint, and dirt that collects on them, this is especially important for rugs. You’ll be vacuuming the debris later.

Sink & Medicine Cabinet: Bathroom sink covered with makeup and toiletries? The key here is to be honest with yourself, since we buy so many products we only use once. If your bathroom is so full that you have no space, try some of these bathroom organizing ideas!

  1. Clear off your bathroom counters. Get a small basket and put all the items on your counter in it. You can also store away excess items in bathroom drawers. Make it easy on yourself and try to sorting as you go.
  2. Throw out what you don’t need. Ask yourself the following “do I even remember I had this” and “will I be using this in the next month or so?” If you answered no to both, you can most likely throw it out. Also remember to check expiration dates!
  3. Separate your essentials from non-essentials. Some items we only use on rare occasions, think of your nice perfumes or expensive hair products. Group these things together and find a place for them.

Cleaning Tip: Remember to check and clean the base of bottles on the kitchen sink! Things like soap bottles can leave a ring around them.

What About Family & Living Rooms? 

Don’t worry we didn’t forget these! Treat these just like you did the bedroom by getting everything out of the way. The main difference is that you might have more larger immovable furniture, so it becomes more important to plan a way to vacuum with the least amount of interruptions. Remember when you need to declutter your home, your goal is just to make sure that when you actually clean and dust, it will be as easy as possible.

Final Decluttering Tips

If you still have things left over in your Goes Elsewhere box, ask yourself this question, “What will this item be doing for me in a couple of months?” Chances are you probably won’t be needing it, but if you can’t find the heart to get rid of it, then make sure you have a space in your home to store it efficiently. After this you can throw away or donate what you have left!

Declutter Your Home This Year!

So since you’ve cleared out the clutter in your home, now you can get to actually cleaning it! We’ve got advice on how to clean almost any area of your home. Check out our professional cleaning tips in our Clean Like A Pro section. Need  cleaning supplies? We have some great towels for dusting and cleaning any surface in your household. Give your friends and family a clean home this 2019!

Live Healthy! 5 Benefits of Cleaning Your Home

Benefits Of Cleaning Living Room

Health Starts In The Home

Truly healthy people aren’t just doing “one thing” to be healthy. For example you could have great fitness, but have high stress levels, or have a good diet, but lack exercise. With that being said, did you know that multiple factors of your health could be affected by how clean your home is? Learn the benefits of cleaning your home below, and start living healthier today!

Less Stress

Everyone talks about having a balanced look to their home. Well nothing will take away from that more than clutter, which happens when things are out of place or just don’t have a place to go. According to an article by Psychology Today, clutter makes it difficult for us to relax, causes anxiety, overworks our senses, can make us feel overwhelmed, and frustrates us because we can’t easily locate what we need (Carter, S. 2012). Obviously you can see how clutter in your home can directly contribute to stress. Make sure you set aside time to declutter, so you can have peace of mind in your own home.

More Intelligence?

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to you, but your house is filled with allergens. Most us of associate allergies with sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes, but don’t really think of how that can affect everything we do. In fact according to Dr. Daniel More, “People with allergies have, overall, been found to have slower verbal reasoning, slower decision making, and reduced psychomotor speed,” (More, D 2018). So allergies can impact on how responsive we are. Maybe you don’t directly associate this with intelligence, but I think it is safe to say people who are sharper and more alert certainly appear as more intelligent.

Allergens can be found in your house in many forms, but one of the main culprits dust! It’s important that you don’t let dust accumulate by using microfiber to pick it up! Why? Since microfiber is positively charged it actually acts as a magnet to negatively charged dust. You can use microfiber dust cloths on your household surfaces or our best microfiber dusters to get harder to reach places, such as vents and ceiling fans.

A Good Night’s Sleep

Healthy High Quality Sleep

Ever have a hard time going to sleep in your own bed? Maybe you need to wash your sheets! Many of us are allergic to tiny creatures that live in our bed, called dust mites. These things can cause shortness of breath, blocked or runny nose, and a tight chest, all resulting in a lower quality sleep! How can you be the best version of yourself when you aren’t recharging your battery at night to the fullest?

Get Sick Less

When we get sick we almost always point to a friend who was coughing and sneezing or blame it on the cold weather. What we don’t realize that our own homes can actually be a bigger cause. Why is this? For one, we spend most of our time in our own homes. We also bring germs such as bacteria, fungus, and viruses in from the outside, where they then grow and multiply in our homes. Lastly, if we don’t clean regularly (especially in the kitchen), pests that carry harmful pathogens, can enter our homes. All of these can be responsible for a number of infections (from mild to severe) on your skin, eyes, lungs, and stomach, just to name a few. Yikes! See here for 20 items that you need to clean for a healthier home!

Did you know microfiber towels can actually pick up bacteria when cleaning? Check out some of our best microfiber towels for cleaning your home!

Physical Fitness & Diet!

Physical Fitness Running

This one may sound odd, but think about the benefits we’ve discussed above when you have a clean home: less stress, increased alertness, more refreshed, & lowering risks of getting sick. Studies have shown that messy and disorganized living environments can lead to unhealthy eating. When your body and mind feel right, you have the motivation and energy to take proper care of yourself. How easy is it to work out when you have the cold or flu, or when you’ve been sitting on your couch , or had a hard time sleeping? Plus, house cleaning itself can be a workout and get you moving and motivated.

Enjoy The Benefits Of Cleaning

Cleaning your home is not something you should “put-off”. Whether you want to clean daily, weekly, or monthly is up to you, but be sure to schedule time to do it and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. We have a wide variety of professional microfiber products so you can enjoy the benefits of a clean home! They’ll help you clean faster, easier, and more effectively. Want to know how you can clean your home like a pro? See our list of professional home cleaning tips.

Reference entry

More, Daniel (2018). How Allergies Affect Your Mood and Energy Level. retrieved from: https://www.verywellhealth.com/do-allergies-affect-your-mood-or-energy-level-82837

Carter Sherrie (2012). Why Mess Causes Stress: 8 Reasons, 8 Remedies retrieved: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/high-octane-women/201203/why-mess-causes-stress-8-reasons-8-remedies

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials!

Remember When We Told You Not To Buy Our Products As Gifts?

Over the years we’ve tried to get in on the Black Friday, Cyber Monday action. A few years ago we tried reverse psychology, telling you not to buy our products as gifts. The year after that, we took a softer approach and said you had a 50/50 chance of getting a good reaction if you gave microfiber as a gift.

Well None Of That Worked,
So This Year…

This year, we’re changing course. We’re saying with complete certainty, that if you give our products as gifts, people will love them. Trust us.

Why have we come around from thinking our products make horrible gifts to believing they make great gifts? You. We’ve read so many reviews over the years that mention that they gave our products as gifts and that the recipient loved it.

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