What Is Microfiber & Why Is It a Superior Dusting and Cleaning Cloth?

Woman cleaning and wiping the table with microfiber cloth

We love microfiber at Molly Maid. It’s an excellent dusting tool that collects and traps dust and dirt. Instead of using the old-school method of feather dusters or cotton cloths where one is simply moving dust from one place to another — microfiber actually helps in removing dust from your home. But what is microfiber? And why does it work so well? Keep reading to learn more …

Pink Molly Maid-branded microfiber cloth
The tiny wedges of the microfiber cloth are what allows the cleaning tool to trap dust and dirt. The simple diagram below outlines the difference between microfiber and a standard cotton cleaning cloth. Notice the dust and dirt particles actually collect within the microfiber cloth (top) where the cotton cloth (bottom) simply moves the particles as opposed to trapping and keeping them.

Not only does microfiber help with dusting, it also reduces streaking on glass and chrome. Because microfiber is made from polyester as opposed to cotton, there is less residue to leave on services. If you plan on using microfiber between Molly Maid cleaning visits, be sure to use a smooth textured cloth for glass and chrome. More heavily textured “scrubby” type microfiber cloths are perfect for cleaning areas like kitchen and bathroom countertops where stuck-on food particles and dried-up toothpaste require a bit more elbow grease.

Microfiber is great but there are a few things to note when washing them. Be sure to use a cooler setting for your dryer as hot air can ruin the microfiber texture and grooves. Also, don’t use fabric softener as this will reduce their dust trapping effectiveness.

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