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  • Writer's pictureNicola Saxby

The Unsung Hero of Cleaning: Microfibre Cloths

At Shimmer & Shine we believe that every cleaning tool in our bag of tricks plays a crucial role in achieving that spotless finish. Yet, there's one tool that often goes unnoticed, quietly working its magic day in and day out. Meet the microfibre cloth, the understated friend of the professional and domestic cleaner.

A Brief Introduction

Microfibre cloths are composed of tiny synthetic fibers, much smaller than a strand of silk. This intricate design allows them to pick up dust, dirt, and grime with unparalleled efficiency. Unlike traditional cleaning cloths, which often just move dirt around, microfibre cloths trap it within their fibers, making cleaning easier and more effective.

The Science Behind the Clean

What makes microfibre so effective?

It's all in the details. The split fibers create millions of small hooks that attract, absorb, and remove dust and dirt. This means fewer chemicals are needed.

Versatility in Action

Microfibre cloths are incredible. Here are just a few ways we use them at Shimmer & Shine:

1. Dusting: Their electrostatic properties make them perfect for dusting surfaces without leaving behind residue.

2. Polishing: They’re ideal for polishing glass and stainless steel to a streak-free shine.

3. Deep Cleaning: From kitchen counters to bathroom tiles, microfibre cloths excel in removing stubborn grime.

Caring for Your Microfibre Cloths

To maintain their effectiveness, microfibre cloths need proper care. Here are some tips we follow:

- Wash Separately: Avoid washing them with cotton or other fabrics that can cling to the microfibres. We wash ours at 90° with laundry sanitiser & detergent only.

- Avoid Fabric Softeners: These can coat the fibers and reduce their ability to clean effectively.

- Air Dry: If possible, air dry your cloths to extend their lifespan. We go through such a large number this isn’t possible, but is definitely better for the cloths.

Our Commitment to Quality

As a small, caring family-run cleaning company, we take pride in every job we undertake. The quality of our work is a reflection of our values, and we trust microfibre cloths to help us deliver the best results for our clients. Their durability and efficiency make them a staple in our cleaning toolkit, ensuring we provide top-notch service every time.

The Eco-Friendly Choice

In today's world, sustainability is more important than ever. By using microfibre cloths, we reduce our reliance on harsh chemicals and minimize waste. This eco-friendly approach is part of our broader commitment to protecting the environment and promoting a healthier home for our clients.


We believe that even the smallest tools can make a big difference. Microfibre cloths may be humble, but they are the backbone of our cleaning efforts. Armed with these incredible cloths, we ensure every home we clean shines with the care and attention it deserves.

Experience the difference with Shimmer & Shine —where every detail matters, and no job is too small for our dedicated team and their trusty microfibre cloths.

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