How to Clean Wood Furniture Safely! Remove Dust, Grime, Mold, & Mildew

How To Clean Wood Furniture

Looking for a quick, effective, and safe solution on how to clean wood furniture? Consider using microfiber cloths to remove dust, dirt, grime, even mold! The smooth, small fibers of microfiber will ensure no damage comes to your wood furniture, while also effectively absorbing any dirt and water on the surface. Here are the most effective ways of cleaning wood furniture:

Use A Microfiber Cloth To Dust

Dusting your wood furniture with a microfiber cloth is the easiest thing in the world. The split fibers of microfiber help to instantly trap dust as you wipe down your furniture. You won’t need any extra cleaning products or even water for a dust-free home! When dusting make sure you are using an all-purpose type microfiber towel (Fluffy) type. The longer “fluffier” fibers of these towels has extra space to hold dust.

In case you were wondering why microfiber is so good at trapping dust, most dust particles range in size from 1 to 100 micrometers in diameter. A microfiber is smaller than 10 micrometers, and high quality microfiber used in cleaning usually ranges between 1 and 5 micrometers. This means that microfiber is able to effectively pick up most dust particles. Microfiber is also positively charged, so it clings to negatively charged dust particles!

Removing Sticky Grime

On the other hand, you’ll want to dampen your microfiber towel with a bit of water before wiping grime from your wood furniture. The water will help loosen-up and dissolve the grime and the microfiber will suck up the dirt. Be sure to finish the job by wiping a dry microfiber over the area you cleaned, as you don’t want any remnants of water damaging your wood. This is the simplest and safest way for how to clean grime off wood furniture.

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Deep Cleaning

To thoroughly clean tougher filth and grime from your wooden furniture, try adding a touch of soap to your microfiber towel. Ideally you’ll want to use a soap meant for cleaning wood. If you are using dish soap, test it out first. Add it to a damp cloth and wipe over a small hidden section of the furniture, to make sure the soap doesn’t harm the finish on your wood. Then, you can combine a small amount of your soap with water and use the mixture to clean your wood with the microfiber cloth. Again, keep an eye on the amount of water on your wood, and quickly wipe away wet areas with a dry microfiber towel.

If you want to know how to clean wood furniture naturally with vinegar, you can combine ¼ cup of vinegar, two teaspoons of olive oil, and a cup of water in a spray bottle. Shake the bottle and spray the mixture onto your cloth before wiping down your wood furniture.

Mold Or Mildew?

If your wood furniture has light mold or mildew, the above steps will work just fine. The most important thing to remember is to thoroughly dry. This helps ensure the mold does not grow back. You also might want to use a disposable microfiber cloth when cleaning, to ensure you won’t be cross contaminating.  For heavier or stronger mold and mildew, you’ll need to use much stronger products that need to be used with extreme caution, so you will not damage the wood. If you are looking to clean heavy mold check out this guide here or seek a mold removal professional.

For Old or Antique Wood Furniture

If you want to know how to clean old or antique wood furniture, there are a few things you really need to pay extra attention to. First, always, use the most mild soaps as possible. For example, dish soaps used for hand washing are more mild than ones used in dishwashers. It’s very important to properly dilute your soap, you might even want to dilute it a little extra. Make sure you do not use aggressive scrubbing motions when cleaning, rather use gentle wiping motions. Always wipe with the grain of the wood.

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Applying Finish – Polishing or Waxing?

When you want to upkeep the finish of your wood furniture, avoid spraying the wood with polish. Polish can cause discoloration in your wood and, eventually, will cause your wood to lose its luster. Instead, you’ll want to use furniture wax in conjunction with a microfiber towel. Not only will wax help improve the appearance of your wood, but it will give your furniture a protective coating to prevent scratches and smudges.

Before waxing, make sure you have taken the above steps. The last thing you want to do is trap the dirt in the wax. Consider using paste wax as it can protect your wood for as long as two years. Apply the wax to your furniture as directed, usually with a brush or with a microfiber cloth. Make sure you are applying a thin even coat. Let the wax dry and then buff the wood surface with your microfiber cloth. When buffing, the softer the microfiber cloth the better. We recommend using our Buff™ Pro Microfiber Towels. This should give your wood a shiny, like-new finish without causing any damage.

Conclusion

What’s the number one tip on how to clean wood furniture? Choose the right cleaning products! Using chemical cleaners can impact the look and feel of your wood over time, stripping it of its finish. The best ways for safely cleaning your wood furniture involve the least amount of products, such as using just water and a microfiber towel. Using minimal amounts of the right products will keep your wood lustrous for years to come!

We Are Now On Amazon Canada!

Microfiber Wholesale Amazon Canada

Some of our best offers on Microfiber Wholesale are our Free Shipping and Free Returns. Unfortunately, we were unable to do this when shipping to Canada because of the extremely high international shipping charges! We felt horrible about this, and wanted to make sure our customer base in Canada could get their favorite microfiber products, without having to pay the high international shipping fees. The solution, Amazon Canada!

You can now find some of your favorite Microfiber Wholesale products on Amazon Canada! We’ve carefully selected the most popular products that professional cleaners use, such as our 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System, and our Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Microfiber Towels. Of course we will be adding more products in the future, so keep a look out! But for now here’s what we have for you:

Our Products On Amazon Canada

18 inch Professional Microfiber Mop System

  • 6 foot Adjustable Stainless Steel Handle
  • 2 Premium Wet Mop Pads + 1 Mojave Dust Mop Pad
  • Comes with 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Cloths

16 x 16 Buff™ Pro Multi Surface Towels – 12 Pack 

  • Choose From 10 Different Colors
  • Made softer, more absorbent, and with more Microfiber than your average microfiber towel.
  • All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Pack

Microfiber Glass Cleaning Kit Sale

  • 6 Microfiber Glass Cleaning Cloths (Blue) + 2 All-Purpose Microfiber Towels
  • Get Streak Free Glass, Mirrors, Windows, and Stainless Steel Without Any Chemical Cleaners
  • 2 Step Glass Cleaning System – Clean with the green towels, dry with the blue cloths.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

16 x 16 Economy Microfiber Towels – 50 PackEconomy All Purpose Microfiber Towels

  • Choose From 4 Different  Colors
  • All Purpose Cleaning Towel – Dust, Clean, Polish, Wash, or Dry on any surface.
  • Lasts Hundreds Of Washings

18″ Premium Microfiber Wet Mop Pad – 2 Pack

2 Pack Microfiber Wet Mop Pads

  • Wet Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
  • Microfiber wraps around the front for effectively cleaning into the corners and bottoms of baseboards
  • Works great with water or your favorite cleaners
  • Easy locking Velcro ® type backing

18″ Mojave Microfiber Dust Mop Pads – 2 Pack

Dust Mop Pads Microfiber 2 Pack

  • Dust Mop Pads For 18″ Professional Microfiber Mop System
  • Utilizes 2 types of microfiber – looped fringe yarn collects large debris, face yarn collects smaller dirt and dust.
  • Easy locking Velcro ® type backing

 

Microfiber Washing Instructions Guide [Free Infograph]

Do you use microfiber in your cleaning business? When cared for properly, high quality microfiber products should keep their effectiveness through hundreds of washes. The issue many cleaning business owners have is that their employees are not taking proper care of their microfiber, which results in loss of effectiveness, purchasing more frequently, and less efficiency. To ensure you get the most out of your microfiber products, we’ve created an infographic just for you! Share this on your site for your employees to refer back to. If you do, we would much appreciate if you would link back to us.How To Wash Microfiber Towels Mops Dusters Instructions Guide

Best Spray Mop For All Types of Floors – Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Stone

Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Laminate Tile Floors

As an owner of a commercial cleaning service, I have gone through many mops in a search to find the best and most efficient one on the market. Cleaning multiple facilities nightly and dealing with various types of flooring, it has been a true challenge to find one mop that was the most effective for flooring of all types. After trying different models of self dispensing mops, I finally found the best spray mop of them all. The Bottle Rocket mop from MicrofiberWholesale.com.

Are you looking for a mop for your home? Maybe you own a professional cleaning service? Whether you are seeking a mop for personal or professional use, it is important to have the right tool for the job. Having the right equipment makes all the difference in quality. Furthermore, the final cleaning results, as well as the efficiency of the task at hand, are equally important factors. While there are never ending mop options to decide from, I find that a self dispensing spray mop is best to do the job right.

Which Spray Mop is Best For My Floors?

The Bottle Rocket spray mop is ideal for all types of flooring from laminate, hardwood, ceramic tile, VCT, vinyl and more. So, when cleaning hard surface flooring, especially those that are less resistant to water, it is beneficial to use minimal liquid for many reasons including:

  1. Fast dry times – Allowing floors to be walked on sooner.
  2. Eliminate slip and falls – Prevent injuries and insurance claims.
  3. Reduce risk of floor damage – Avoid common issues that result from over-wetting floors

Best Spray Mop For Hardwood Floors and Laminate

When cleaning floors, such as natural wood, and especially laminate, it is recommended to avoid mopping systems, such as the traditional string mop and bucket.  As a cleaning expert, I always suggest using a microfiber flat mop, particularly for hardwood and laminate flooring. Not all microfiber flat mops systems are created equal.  Some require you to pre-wet your pads. Others, you dip the mop pad in a bucket and wring it out to the best of your ability. Thus, no other mop compares to the quality and ease of use that comes with a Bottle Rocket.

How the Bottle Rocket Spray Mop Works


The Bottle Rocket spray mop is the most user friendly, easy to use mops available.  The Bottle Rocket comes equipped with a pressurized refillable solution tank, a button on the top of the handle, and a spray nozzle on the lower part of the mop pole.

  • Fill the solution tank with your favorite cleaning product.
  • Use handle on the top of the solution tank to pressurize the system.
  • Lightly press on the top of the mop handle to release cleaning product.

With the three steps listed above, the solution is evenly distributed onto the floor in front of your mop pad for you to easily clean the floor.  Finally, simply press down on the top of the handle as needed to apply however much or however little cleaning solution you need.

Invest in a Proven Mopping System

To conclude, my past research has brought me to many websites and articles about which mop is ‘best’.  I imagine you have done your homework as well. Therefore, if you are in need of a mop that will allow you to:

  • Put an end to waste water.
  • Use less chemical.
  • Drastically reduce the amount of water needed to mop.

Among many other benefits, the Bottle Rocket spray mop may be the mop for you.

Therefore, my company, Sawgrass Cleaning Solutions, has fully invested in the Bottle Rocket mop.  This is because it has increased efficiency, eliminated worker fatigue, and ultimately enabled us to provide countless clients with cleaner floors and therefore healthier workplaces.  Thus, I recommend the Bottle Rocket mop, and suggest you give it a try so you can see what makes it the best microfiber spray mop on the market. 

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Basket Woven Dish Drying Mat by Buff™ Home

Microfiber Dish Drying Mat On Kitchen Counter

Hate drying dishes? Of course you do! So instead of using your time and energy to dry dishes, why not let microfiber do the work for you. To help you out, try out our new Microfiber Dish Drying Mat on Amazon. They come in a 2 Pack for only $9.98, and with our beautiful basket weave, there is no where else you can find something like this.

What makes these kitchen dish drying mats awesome? For one, the basket woven design is 100% Microfiber, meaning it’ll absorb up to seven times its weight in water and air-dry out quickly. It also comes with a thick foam core to ensure your counters don’t get soaked. Unlike extra large dish drying mats, the 16 x 18 inch size is perfect to fit under any size dish drying rack, quick air drying, and easily folds into cabinets.  Switch out as needed, and follow our machine washing instructions to prevent dish drying mat mold.

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You won’t find these on our website! We also offer them in a kit with 2 of our dish drying towels, for a more complete drying process at the same price of $9.98.


Looking For More Kitchen &  Dish Drying Products? 

If you are really looking to dry your dishes faster check out some of these towels on Amazon! These towels are woven to air dry quickly, and are the ideal size for absorbing water quickly. And of course, they are machine washable and won’t leave a bunch of lint in your dishes and kitchen appliances.   The Buff™ Home Dish Drying Towels feature our basket woven design, which looks as good it as works. These are only on available on Amazon. As for the waffle weave microfiber towels you can buy them on our website too, they come in 3 different colors.


How To Clean Phone Cases – 5 Types: Silicone, Plastic, Wood, Leather, Rubber

How To Clean Phone Cases Silicone Plastic White Rubber Leather Wood

How do our once beautiful phone cases start to look so bad? Since we use our phones every single day, they become exposed to environmental conditions such as UV radiation, humidity, heat, dust, friction, etc.. This puts constant wear and tear on their surfaces, which can result in stains. But even if you don’t have any visible stains on your phone case, it’s always best to keep your case clean of any germs and bacteria. This is especially true since your cell phone might be dirtier than a toilet seat. Here we list different methods for how to clean phone cases, depending on what type of phone case you possess:

Plastic & Silicone Phone Cases

For the best way on how to clean silicone phone cases, start by combining dish soap and water in a bowl. When the water is soapy, place your phone case into the bowl and let it soak for several minutes. You may need to place a weight onto the case to keep it submerged.

To remove stains and to clean around the edges, gently scrub with a toothbrush. You can also add baking soda if you find a very stubborn stain. Continue scrubbing until all dirt is removed, then rinse your phone case in cold water. This even works great on clear plastic phone cases. You can then dry your case with a microfiber cloth to suck up the water without scratching your case. We recommend our suede microfiber cloth, since it’s super soft and the flat weave ensures no lint or streaks are left behind.  Before placing the case back onto your phone, let it air dry for about an hour to ensure there is no remaining moisture.

If Your Phone Case Is White

If your silicone phone case is white and only lightly dirty, you can wash and dry your case with the same method as above. However, white cases can get dirtier faster, and often turn yellow or wind up with very obvious stains. So, if you need more cleaning power for your white phone case, go ahead and mix bleach and water in a bowl. Only a small amount of bleach should be used, as too much can damage silicone cases. You can dilute one teaspoon of bleach in warm water, then place your case into the solution for a few minutes. The bleach should help remove tough stains and yellowing.

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Rubber Phone Case

Like silicone cases, rubber phone cases can be easily cleaned with a mixture of dish soap and water. This is the most basic way on how to clean phone cases. Soak the case in the soapy water and clean around the edges with a toothbrush. Then, wipe down the rubber case with a microfiber towel. If there are still stains on your rubber phone case, you can dampen the cloth with isopropyl alcohol and wipe again. You can also add a little borax to the soapy water and let your rubber case sit in the solution for an hour. Always use a flat woven lint free microfiber cloth to dry on rubber, like our microfiber suede cloths. This will prevent streaking and lint being left behind.

Some stains are more stubborn than others, especially white rubber or clear rubber cases.  So if you still can’t get rid of all of the dirt, try making a paste of baking soda and water. Spread the paste over your rubber case and let it dry for a few hours. Then, brush away the paste and rinse your case. If you wanted to know how to clean rubber phone cases thoroughly, try this method.

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Wood Phone Case

Wood is the most delicate phone case surface, thus it is more important to dust your wood phone cases more often. This will prevent oil, dirt, and debris from sinking in or scratching the surface.  If possible, avoid water when cleaning your wood phone case. Too much contact with water can cause wood to deteriorate. Instead, maintain your wood case by regularly cleaning with a dry microfiber cloth. While tissues or other cloths can leave scratches on wood, microfiber cloths contain delicate fibers that suck up dirt without harming the surface.

For tougher grime on your wood phone case, you can slightly dampen the microfiber cloth with a small amount of water and wipe. If it is extra sticky residue, add a few drops of white vinegar to water and dip your cloth in the solution. Never apply a liquid directly to the wood case, always apply to the cloth. Then use a dry microfiber cloth to soak up any excess water. Since wood is porous use a fluffy or terry microfiber cloth to dry wood. This will ensure you are absorbing into the small cracks and crevices.

Tip: Make sure when you are cleaning and drying you are going with the grain.

Leather Phone Case

Leather phone cases are best cleaned with a mild solution. You can lightly clean your leather case with mild hand soap, and a damp microfiber cloth. Apply the soap onto the cloth and distribute evenly. If you have a mild cleaner, use it along with a dry cloth. When drying, use a plusher terry type microfiber cloth, instead of a flat woven type. The is because leather is porous, so you want to make sure you are getting into the smallest cracks and crevices of the material.

Always make sure you are being as gentle as possible when cleaning and drying, rubbing in circular motions. This will ensure you are not stretching the leather. Keep in mind that different products and solutions you are using on your leather case can alter its look and color, so the simpler the cleaning job the better.

Tip: To restore and condition your leather use Saddle Soap.

Why Microfiber Cloths Are A Necessity

No matter what kind of phone case you have, microfiber is essential if you want to know how to clean phone cases properly. That’s because microfiber is soft enough to not scratch, small enough to pick up debris, and absorbent enough to dry thoroughly! In fact, microfiber is so small that it can effectively remove many germs and bacteria with just water.

It’s important to regularly clean your phone case to prevent any dirt, residue, and grimy buildup. With a combination of cleaning mixtures and microfiber cloths, you can effectively clean your phone case no matter what type of case it is. Whether it’s silicone or wood, you can count on a microfiber cloth to fully clean your phone case without any damage.

What’s The Best Cloth To Use?

Buff™ Quick Cloths are made to clean and dry any phone screen or case streak free! They have one side of plush microfiber for cleaning, and one side of lint free silk microfiber for drying.  Plus it comes in a 2 pack, and you choose from 6 fun and unique designs.


Best Way to Dry a Car Exterior – No Spots, Streaks, Or Scratches

Best Way to Dry a Car

With sunny days ahead, there’s no better time to give your car the quality shine it deserves. With that being said, we all know sunny weather makes car drying a bit more challenging. That’s because if the sun dries the water, soap, or detailing product before you do, streaks form! So the best way to dry a car before the sun does is to use microfiber towels.

Microfiber towels are probably the best investment you can make when it comes to cleaning and drying your car. Not only are microfiber towels extremely absorbent, but they are comprised of durable fibers that suck away surface debris instead of smearing it on the surface. Plus they are so small they won’t scratch your paint. No one wants streaks and scratches on their paint, making microfiber towels ideal for thoroughly drying your vehicle. Here is the simplest way you can effectively dry a car by hand with microfiber in just three steps:

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Make Sure To Wash Properly

If you want an ultra-clean finish after drying your car, make sure you’re washing your vehicle properly from the beginning. Proper washing means you are lifting the surface dirt and debris form your car’s surface. If you don’t, the lingering surface dirt and debris will more easily smear on your car’s surface when you are drying. Opt to wash your car in a shaded location, as sunlight can dry soap spots onto the surface. If you do wash your car in the sun, try cleaning small sections at a time so there’s no time for spots to form. Microfiber car care products work great because they not only absorb liquid, but they help remove any dirt and debris as well. We recommend using something like our Microfiber Car Wash Mitt or Buff™ Detail 400 Microfiber Towels.

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For the best recommendations on Car Wash Soaps

There are plenty of high-rated car wash soaps you can use in conjunction with your microfiber towel. Combine your preferred car wash soap with warm water in a bucket. Once the water is foamy, you can soak your microfiber towel while you rinse your car with water. When you’re ready to scrub your car, your microfiber towel should be soapy. Always wash your wheels first! Then wipe your car from the top down to pick up grime and dust into the fibers of your microfiber towel. You can use a larger microfiber drying towel to cover more surface area and cut down your cleaning time. A smaller microfiber drying towel is also handy to clean tighter areas, such as around your mirrors or wheels. Be sure to rinse your towel every so often to remove dirt. If you are in need of some great car wash soaps check out these 9 best recommendations by Pressure Washerify!

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Wipe With A Damp Microfiber Towel

After rinsing your car of soap and suds, it’s time to clean the surface with your microfiber towels. Soak a fresh microfiber towel in clean water and wring it out dampening the towel. A damp microfiber towel will both remove dirt and wick away water simultaneously. Plus, it reduces friction between the towel and your car for a safer way to dry without scratching. Wipe down your car from top to bottom.

Wring out your microfiber towel whenever it’s full of water before continuing, and make sure to rinse the towel if you notice it’s dirty. You don’t want any dirty or soapy water on your drying cloth as it will leave behind residue and streaks.

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Continue Drying

You might notice a thin layer of water remaining on your paint after you’re done wiping. Even if it’s a small amount of water, don’t leave this to air dry; when evaporated, the minerals from the water can leave behind marks and damage your paint. Instead, go ahead and wipe again with a dry microfiber towel until all of the water is absorbed. Another drying method we love is to lay your drying towel over an area, and pat it down letting the microfiber do the work. The microfiber will suck up any trace of minerals and leave behind a sparkling, streak-free finish.

Best Microfiber Car Drying Towel

Dry Your Car With Just 1 Towel! Use our Korean made 24×36 inch Buff™ Detail Microfiber Drying Towel.

For this job, we recommend using a towel specifically for drying. Our Buff™ Detail Microfiber Drying Towel comes in two sizes, are machine washable, and won’t scratch or damage your car. They are Korean made and designed with our unique hydrophilic looped microfiber, which quickly sucks up water & moves it to the interior of the towel. With a soft and plush 500 GSM, these are the best way to dry a car after washing it. Combined with the best car wash detergents on the market, our microfiber towels will give your car a sleek, like-new shine. You may also like our waffle weave drying towels or our microfiber window cleaning cloths to use on your windshield. These both work great for a streak free finish on glass.

For the most polished finish after washing your car, dry your car with a microfiber towel. Microfiber drying towels are not only absorbent, but they won’t leave swirl marks or damage to your paint. When you order microfiber towels from Microfiber Wholesale, you can get a set of towels for a great price. These microfiber towels are made from sturdy fibers that will do a heavy-duty cleaning job and last a long time.

Microfiber Towels For Cars

There are a variety of microfiber towels you can use to make your car look great! Whether you are washing, cleaning, waxing, buffing, or polishing, we have a microfiber towel for you. Check them out on Amazon!


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

Why Buff™ Pro Are The Best Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

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 best rated microfiber cleaning cloths.

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 best microfiber cloths for cleaning. 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. Use them on anything from glasses, electronics, windows, kitchens, glass, cars, and more. Watch Now!

Impressed? Make sure when you buy microfiber cloths that they are high quality, like these. We’ve even made a guide for you to be able to tell the quality of a microfiber towel. Use our Buff™ Pro Cloths on any surface. They work great to clean your kitchen and bathroom counters, as well as shine and polish your glass, windows, and stainless steel. You can even use them with just plain water because they clean so great! These truly are the high quality microfiber cloths. Order now and check out some of the great reviews our customers leave about the best microfiber cleaning cloths for home chores and daily tasks!


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 kitchen 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.

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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.