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Written by Tenley Haraldson. Reviewed by Cleaning Expert Sean Busch.
You've probably used them to wipe down countertops, but there are so many more opportunities to use your Puracy microfiber towels.
36 Reasons to Use Puracy Microfiber Towels
We get it: Microfiber towels might seem boring at first glance. But our business is getting your home incredibly clean with incredibly little effort.
But these aren't your run-of-the-mill towels from Amazon or mass retailers. These 16" x 16" Puracy Microfiber Towels pack a serious punch:
- Holds 7X its weight in liquid
- Leaves zero lint behind.
- Safe for just about every surface from marble to electronics to stainless steel.
- Can be used 500+ times (vs. 150-200 uses for bulk towels).
1. Blinds & Slats
Before you wash windows, take time to remove dust and dead bugs from your blinds. Dampen your microfiber towel with water. Working from top-to-bottom, pinch a blind or slat between your fingers and run the cloth down the entire length. Rinse and fold your towel a few times during the process – or get another towel for extra filthy window treatments.
Note: If you're doing light cleaning, you can use a dry cloth.
2. Windows & Mirrors
Still using paper towels? We've got news for you: They're pretty wasteful and they often leave weird paper fuzz behind. Use one spritz of our Multi-Surface Cleaner for each 2' x 2' area, apply medium pressure in an overlapping "Z" pattern, then buff surfaces with a dry towel. You're doing it right when you see the product evaporate.
Note: Only clean windows in the shade and with a clean side of the microfiber towel.
3. Animal Blankets
As a 100% cruelty-free company, we take the safety and comfort of animals seriously. Puracy microfiber towels are thick and warm enough to swaddle smaller wildlife – from birds to cats (like Gordon, pictured above). Since certain types of fur can be tough to remove from the material, we recommend keeping them as designated animal blankets.
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4. Burp Cloths
Our towels' size, absorbency, and softness are ideal for new parents. During and after meal time, drape one over your shoulder to catch any unexpected spit up.
5. Damp Cloth for Fevers
Dampen a microfiber towel with cool water, wring it out, fold it, and place across foreheads.
6. Children Toy Disinfection
Disinfect kid's toys after play dates – especially if you notice any sort of sniffles. Saturate toys with Puracy Disinfecting Surface Cleaner, let them sit for 10 minutes, then wipe away with a towel.
Fun Fact: Our biodegradable hydrogen peroxide disinfectant doesn't leave behind harmful residue.
7. Hair Towels
For healthier hair, pat dry with a designated microfiber towel instead! Cotton and terry cloth towels can actually cause frizz.
8. Drying Pets
Most people aren't excited about a wet dog tearing through their home. Take advantage of microfiber towels which absorb 7X their weight in water. Just like we recommended above, use a designated cloth for your animals since fur can get trapped in the fibers.
9. Sun Hats
When cleaning straw hats, vacuum with a bristle brush attachment. Next, dip a towel in a bowl of warm water and Natural Dish Soap (1-2 drops) then wring it out. Use small, overlapping, circular motions to clean the entire hat.
10. Windshield Defogger
Throw a microfiber towel in your glove compartment before cold weather approaches. Its ability to absorb moisture means greater visibility before your defrost setting kicks in.
11. Computer & Television Screens
Clean electronics by first powering them down (so you can see the screen more clearly). Spritz a fresh cloth with our Multi-Surface Cleaner and use a classic Z-pattern to wipe everything down.
Pro Tip: Most modern televisions can be cleaned with a totally dry microfiber cloth.
12. Facial Tissues
We're not saying that microfiber towels are a Kleenex alternative. However, as a last resort they are extremely soft and incredibly absorbent.
13. Dinner Napkins
If company's coming over and you've run out of napkins, who says you can't use microfiber cloths? They're designed to wipe up food messes (on countertops and fingers)!
14. Sneaker Scuffs & Stains
Once you knock the dirt from the soles and remove the laces, spray your shoe uppers with our Natural Surface Cleaner and gently remove stains from sneakers with a towel.
Pro Tip: Avoid wiping the soles since dirt contains sharp particles that can get trapped deep within the fibers (and scratch fragile surfaces later).
15. Hard Water Stains
There are plenty of methods to get rid of water stains. Luckily, none of them involve tons of elbow grease!
16. Travel-Sized Towel
Anyone who's traveling with a carry-on suitcase knows that space matters. Since our super absorbent microfiber towel only measures 16 x 16 inches, you've got extra room for a souvenir or two.
17. Microwave Spatters
If someone regularly forgets to cover their food, microwave explosions (and gross food smells) are probably a problem in your home or office. Not anymore!
18. Makeup Remover
Reusable makeup wipes can be pretty expensive. A single microfiber cloth is gentle on skin, can be trimmed into multiple wipes – and used over 500 times.
19. Drying Mopped Floors
After sweeping and mopping, dry floors faster by attaching microfiber towels to each foot (rubber bands work well). Next, skid around to your heart's content.
P.S. This is a great way to involve kids in household chores.
20. Leather Furniture Maintenance
Restoring the surface of your leather furniture doesn't take much time or effort: Apply our Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner to a cloth, wipe it across your furniture, and you're done!
21. Puppy Pee Pad
If you're training a puppy and forget to buy a pee pad, lay a few of our incredibly absorbent microfiber towels on the floor instead. Our enzyme-powered laundry detergent will ensure that all traces of urine are completely removed.
22. Polishing Crystals
If you have them in your home, you'll know that crystals tend to attract dust. Since some can't be washed in water (like selenite and black tourmaline), it's best to use a dry microfiber cloth that won't shred or tear on edges and grooves.
23. CDs and LPs
If you've got some dust on your vinyl or CDs, wipe it off with dry microfiber and you'll have a crisper sound.
24. Polishing Brass Instruments
Spritz our Natural Multi-Surface Cleaner on a towel, then reclaim those brassy hues by polishing your sax, trumpet, or tuba.
25. Rosin Removal from Stringed Instruments
If you regularly play a stringed instrument, you should remove rosin or sweat buildup after each rehearsal. Lightly spray our pH-neutral Multi-Surface Cleaner on a cloth. Without touching the instrument body, lightly glide your lint-free towel over strings.
26. Iron Scorch Marks
From salt and newspaper to vinegar and baking soda, there are plenty of ways to remove iron stains!
27. Car Upholstery
Fast braking and sharp turns have left all of us with coffee or soda on the floor. Think quick with the microfiber cloth you keep in your glove compartment or center console. Whether you're dealing with fresh stains or sunbaked ones, we've got the ultimate guide for cleaning car upholstery stains.
Contrary to popular belief, cleaning silverware doesn't require noxious fumes, just boiling water, tin foil, dish soap, baking soda, and a microfiber cloth.
29. Mattress Stains
Blotting up stains and getting surfaces dry are just some of the reasons our microfiber cloths are so great at removing mattress stains!
30. Fish Tanks
If you're doing a deep-clean of your aquarium, it might be good to know that we offer 4-packs of our towels! For glass cleaning tips, refer to #2 in our list!
31. Wiping Down Houseplants
Dust on houseplants restrict photosynthesis (and growth). While you could possibly clean larger plants with a shower sprayer, it's easier to keep pots where they're at. For most plants, you can fill a spray bottle with water, mist leaves, and gently wipe with a cloth.
32. Dish Duty
If you lack counter space – or want to put things away faster – our microfiber towels are great for drying dishes.
33. Keeping Babies Warm During Bath Time
During your baby's bathtime, drape a warm, wet towel on your baby's stomach to protect them from catching cold.
34. Ceiling Fans
Your ceiling fan is one of the dustiest places in your home – and no one wants these particles floating around in your home. Trap particles by sliding a wet (but wrung out) towel over each blade, moving outwards. You may need to use more than one cloth!
35. Leather Apparel
Whether you're wiping your boots down each week, conditioning a bag every 2-3 months, or buffing your bomber jacket, keep leather apparel gorgeous with your microfiber cloths.
Need to get cobwebs out of the corners of rooms and garages? Attach microfiber towels to poles or mops using rubber bands – cobwebs stick to this material extremely well.
How to Care for Your Microfiber Towels
Because our towels are phenomenal at attracting small particles, they also attract lint from clothes and linens. We recommend laundering them separately – after choosing an extra rinse cycle – with a natural liquid detergent that rinses cleanly away (detergent granules can get caught in fibers). Clean out your lint trap, dry them on a delicate cycle, and remove them while they're slightly damp.
Pro Tip: Wash microfiber cloths before they’re first used, when they feel saturated, and whenever you notice streaking.
Don't Use Microfiber Cloths on…
Sharp substances – like sand, mud, cat litter, and broken glass – can get caught deep in these super absorbent fibers. If you happen to swipe this cloth against a fragile surface, you might cause scratches or abrasions. Avoid cleaning muddy or exceptionally dirty items like shoe soles and car wheels.
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