Everything You Need to Know About MICROFIBER CLOTHS!

In this video, Melissa Maker shares everything you need to know about microfiber cloths including how to wash microfiber cloths, picking the right microfiber cloth and what makes up a microfiber cloth.

What Is Microfiber Anyway?

Microfiber can be hard to understand because everything is so, well, microscopic! To give you an idea, each fiber in microfiber is two times finer than silk, three times finer than cotton, eight times finer than wool, and one hundred times finer than a human hair!

These fibers are woven together to create a yarn, which is then woven into a cloth material that is able to pick up the tiniest dust and dirt particles. The thicker the cloth, the more yarn is used during the weave process and the better it cleans. That’s why Maker’s Cleaning Cloths are so thick and heavy, and why cheaper alternatives are so thin. If it feels light and flimsy, or if you can see through it when you hold it up, it’s not going to clean like a Maker’s Cleaning Cloth.

if you’ve ever seen a clean myspace

video you’ve probably heard me talk

about microfiber cloths and that’s

because they’re amazing they’re

miraculous you know people say it’s the

best thing since sliced bread microfiber

cloth in the cleaning world are the best

thing since sliced bread and I love them

so much that a couple of days ago I

launched our line of microfiber cloths

they’re called makers microfiber cloths

named after me and they are fantastic

you can see them right over there so

this week I’m going to teach you all

about microfiber cloths if you don’t

know about them yet I’m going to tell

you why they’re so wonderful for

cleaning how to take care of them and

where to use what kind of cloth stick

around and just a quick reminder if you

haven’t done so already to subscribe to

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give this video a thumbs up first things

first what exactly is microfiber well

it’s a material that has a blend of 80%

polyester and 20% polymide some cloths

have a 7525 mix but those are the two

key ingredients of the cloth if you will

the cool thing about microfiber I mean

there are so many cool things about

microfiber so I’m going to control

myself here but it gonna break it down

okay so microfiber is called microfiber

because if you look at the cloth up

close you’ll see that they have these

tiny loops yarn and what’s happened with

that yarn is each piece has been sliced

if you can imagine this a hundred

thousand times making the actual strand

so fine I think it’s a hundred times

finer than a human hair it’s like it’s

insanely thin and what this means is

it’s incredible at picking things up so

whether it’s dust dirt or even bacteria

which is often times larger than one of

those singular microfiber strands

microfiber cloths have the ability to

pick it all up and because they can hold

eight times their weight in water they

don’t leave any moisture behind so

they’re an incredible cleaning tool I

quickly want to touch on absorbency when

it comes to my

fiber cloth because microfiber picks up

everything on a surface meaning it won’t

leave streaks behind and it’s lint-free

so you won’t have any lint left behind

you ever notice when you wipes a surface

down with something like an old t-shirt

or a dish towel or even a cotton cloth

it just leaves streaks behind it kind of

pushes dirt around more than actually

removes it well a microfiber cloth does

the exact opposite when you wipe a

surface with a microfiber cloth you

better believe that surface is going to

be clean dry and bacteria free how do

you know if a microfiber cloth is good

quality and if it’s going to actually

clean the way it’s supposed to well the

first thing you want to keep in mind is

the weight and the thickness of the

cloth so for example I got this one at

the dollar store

it feels thin it feels flimsy and when I

hold it up to the light I can see right

through it that tells me this is a super

thin lightweight cloth and it is not

going to clean or absorb the way a

better quality cloth would now look at

this one here when I’m feeling it it’s

thicker and it’s heavier and when I hold

it up to the light I can’t see through

it so that’s how I know this is a good

quality cloth and the way that that’s

measured in the microfiber world is in

GSM or grams per square meter don’t ask

me I didn’t make up the measurement but

what I can tell you is the heavier the

more dense that number is the thicker

and the more absorbent your microfiber

cloth is going to be different kinds of

microfiber cloths can be used in

different areas around your house for

different tasks and the first one I have

here is our general-purpose microfiber

cloth also known as a tarry style

microfiber cloth because it kind of

looks like a towel material this is

great to use just for your general

cleaning and dusting you can use it with

a little bit of all-purpose cleaner or

water or even water and vinegar do your

cleaning wipe it dry afterward I like to

do my cleaning on one side and then flip

my cloth over onto the dry side and wipe

it that way and it’s all good

so these are kind of your go-to cloths

you’re going to use this for the

majority of work that you do around your

house next up is the flat weave cloth or

the glass and electronics cleaning cloth

meaning it is perfect for cleaning all

things glass mirror

windows and electronic iPhones iPads or

tablets depending on which brand you use

I’m not saying anything

TVs computer screens anything like that

the reason why these cloths are so

important to have is because unlike

another microfiber cloth which could

cling on to a piece of debris and then

of course you use that on a flat

delicate surface that can definitely

scratch like glass or electronics

something like this is completely flat

it can’t pick up any debris meaning if

you use it it will still absorb and wipe

away dirt and bacteria but it won’t

cling on to anything so you don’t ever

have to worry about scratching and this

one is our ultra plush microfiber cloth

also known as a buffing cloth this has

so many wonderful applications but the

first thing I want to tell you is that

this cloth is super thick and soft it

feels like you kind of want a blanket

made out of it or something now the

reason this is so thick and by the way

it’s almost two times as heavy as a

general-purpose microfiber cloth is

because it is super unbelievably

insanely absorbent so if you have a

spill remember that other orange cloth

that used to be on TV all the time well

this is one that can definitely replace

that cloth it’s incredibly absorbent but

it’s also great for other applications

where you need buffing because of the

super thick fibers it’s great for

buffing so car people love it

I also keep it in my car so I can dust

my dashboard or you know my windows when

I’m at a stop sign actually a stoplight

or stuck in traffic I live in Toronto

there’s crazy bad traffic here this

cloth is also larger than the other

cloths because it’s designed

specifically to be used for bigger jobs

that’s why it’s important to have a

cloth like this around the house this

here is a waffle weave towel or a dish

towel drying towel or as we call it in

Canada a tea towel which i think is the

classy name for it the reason I love

these cloths so much is because they are

incredible in the kitchen one of my

biggest pet peeves with kitchen towels

is that you hang them you use them to

dry your hands between

cooking or you use them to wipe any of

your dishes pots or pans dry after

you’ve hand wash them and they become

wet and soggy and pretty much unusable

very quickly microfiber cloths like this

these waffle weave towels they’re super

absorbent and they’re fast drying so

even if you have a whole bunch of stuff

that you have to dry there’s really not

a good chance that this cloth is going

to become so saturated you can’t use it

to do the rest of your work now look at

the size of our cloth I mean I know I’m

a little biased here but we designed it

to be 2 feet by 3 feet so that it’s huge

and it can handle a lot of stuff in the

kitchen the other reason we made this

cloth so big was kind of a selfish

reason but it’s because when I come out

of the shower I love to wrap my hair in

this cloth it absorbs a ton of moisture

from my hair meaning I can blow-dry it

so much quicker here’s some general

usage guidelines for microfiber cloths

because they are so effective at picking

up bacteria and moisture and polishing

and shiny surfaces you actually don’t

need to use very much product or

anything fancy with them so my

recommendation is to sick to something

super simple whether it’s water which I

use a lot of the time or a general

purpose cleaner like dish soap and water

or even something like vinegar and water

is fine but that’s pretty much all you

need to do the cloth is going to do the

majority of the work you also want to

make sure you don’t use anything that

has bleach or anything that has a

silicon oil or wax base because that is

going to be pretty much impossible to

get out of microfiber

remember it’s 80 percent polyester when

it comes to taking care of your

microfiber cloths you want to make sure

you’re doing it properly because if you

do your clasp will last you for a good

long time instead of having to waste

tons and tons of different cotton cloths

or paper towels or one you swiped

microfiber cloths will really carry you

so when it comes to washing them first

and foremost what you want to do is make

sure that you rinse them before you put

them in the washing machine any debris

that stuck on a microfiber cloth could

potentially transfer over to another

microfiber

so give them a quick rinse under the

sink before you actually put them in the

washing machine now if you take your

cloth out of your kitchen and it’s wet

or you just finished cleaning with it

and it’s wet and throw it in a pile and

wash it for days later the cloth might

develop some bacteria or odors so you

want to make sure that your cloths are

dry before you put them into a dirty

cloth pile you also want to make sure

that you’re only laundering microfiber

with other microfiber because it can

easily pick up lint from towels or socks

or other types of cloth and when you’re

washing your microfiber cloths you want

to make sure you’re using cool water

gentle detergent and when you’re putting

them in the dryer you want to use a low

heat or a no heat cycle heat is actually

really bad for microfiber it kind of

melts the material which is going to

render the cloth useless you also want

to make sure you’re not using any fabric

softener which will clog the fibers of

the microfiber cloth also rendering it

useless and bleach can kind of eat holes

through the cloth so you definitely

don’t want to use bleach with your

cloths now if you don’t have a dryer

that’s totally fine you can hang them to

dry people in the cleaning industry love

microfiber cloths because it saves their

cleaners energy and time it also saves

them money and the job gets done better

and of course they can use less product

and less harsh product because

microfiber is such an incredible

innovation so I hope I’ve explained to

you why it’s so great and why you should

be using it at home if you have any

questions about microfiber cloths let me

know in the comments down below I’m

going to be checking it out and I’ll try

to answer you guys as best I can

if you’re interested in my microfiber

cloths and by the way guys I tested over

a hundred cloths before I picked the

ones that I was proud enough to put my

name on so I hope you guys love them as

much as I do you can pick them up at

makers clean calm they are available

worldwide there’s a button down there

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your journey to a cleaner life thanks so

much for watching and we’ll see you next

time

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