Green Living: microfiber cloths
For 2009, we promised to be nicer to mother earth (to at least balance out our bad years). We already have a system
in place to cut down on using disposable plates and utensils, and
wanted to take it a step further with cutting down on paper towels.
We discovered microfiber in 2008 and have a ton of these towels. We then created a system for using these in place of disposables.
Orange for floors. We use these together with a mop. Add some tap water, and presto...you have your floor cleaner. For messier spills, we add a teaspoon of Ecover
floor soap to a bucket of water and dip a towel in the solution.
Remember to wring the towel damp dry before you use it - you don't need
a wet rag (for cleaning or life in general), and you don't want people
tripping over a wet floor.
Blue for countertops and sinks. We spray a bit of Method granite countertop spray as needed. Otherwise, a damp towel will work wonders.
We put used towels in the washer (cold cycle; 1/3 regular amount of detergent). Because they come out the washer just a tad damp, we let them air dry.
These are available at Target or Walmart. I got mine from ebay.
All part of our little *green* routine for mother earth.
Thanks for listening,