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During a house cleaning we use different types of clothes for different tasks. There is terry cloth or the microfiber. Let's get into a deeper description of our everyday clothes.


Paper towels are made of wood pulp and generally treated with chlorine bleach (harmful chemical) to whiten the the brown pulp and remove lignin. To protect environment, save your paper towels for minor messes. Unbleached or non-chlorine-bleached recycled paper towels with at least 40 percent postconsumer material are the most eco-friendly choice. Avoid patterned paper towels; the dyes can run when they contact different cleaning products and stain the surface.


This is one of the most famous cloth ever. The cotton cloth with thousands of raised, woven loops on the surface that absorbs liquid. White towels are the best choice so there is no dye transfer when blotting spills. Machine-wash and dry after a couple of uses.


Use these towels for wiping mirrors and on any other surfaces where lint will be a nuisance. Machine-wash and dry after several use.


Woven from superfine synthetic fibers. Millions of tiny loops on the surface of the cloth create pockets that collect and trap dirt. Clothes come in different weights and with different loop sizes for specific purposes. They are so effective, there's no need to use cleaning solution. Machine-wash after use and hang to dry.


Soft clothes that distribute polish evenly. Use for silver or metals. Choose untreated 100% cotton flannel, which is softer than plain cotton. Machine-wash and dry.


Natural chamois is made from the skin of the chamois, a small, goatlike antelope, or from sheepskin. It is used for wiping down large surfaces, drying wet lawn furniture, and drying the car. Nobody has to worry, fortunately there is an imitation of chamois, which is much less expensive, is made of cotton or synthetic fibers woven to approximate the suede texture of natural chamois. Both are lint-free and can absorb many times their weight in liquid.

Chamois are very soft so they are safe for delicate surfaces. Rinse and wring chamois well before use; chamois must be damp for work. Hand-wash natural chamois in lukewarm water and a mild dishwashing liquid; rinse and hang to dry out of direct sunlight. Imitation can be machine washed and hang to dry.


If you can't wash the clothes right after use, let them dry before throwing in the laundry basket. This will prevent them from acquiring bad smell. Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets on cleaning clothes. Softeners reduce absorbency and can leave residue behind.

With these tips and tricks you guys are going to be able to keep your clothes clean.

Take care and don't forget to leave the world a cleaner place.

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