I really hate using paper towels.
Every time I pull one off the roll I feel like I’m watching money go down the drain.
Actually, that feeling comes pretty much every time I use a disposable item. Feels like I might as well just throw money in the trash. In fact, I still have most of the package of paper plates we bought to use on our honeymoon because I’ve been “saving them for when I really need them”.
So anyway, my mother-in-law introduced me to Microfiber Cleaning Cloths a while back. They’re pretty neat! I do most of my cleaning with them now.
For things like cleaning shiny stainless steel, and the stove hood, microfiber cloths work many times better than paper towels, and of course, everybody knows their usefulness for cleaning screens.
What makes them so effective is that you can rinse them and then squeeze almost all of the water out leaving you with a just barely damp cloth that polishes like nothin’ you ever saw.
For dusting, I use a dry microfiber cloths.
The one thing I haven’t been able to do is clean windows with microfiber. I always end up with a bunch of streaks.
For that reason, and for a few other gross jobs that inevitably pop up every once in a while, I still keep paper towels around. But if you, like me, like to find frugal and sustainable ways to keep your household running, I definitely recommend trying microfiber cleaning cloths.