I finished up his bath time with this Microfiber Towel ($18) — pretty and green, it was barely damp after I dried him off! Check out the products up close, and see how well they cleaned North's fur below!
In the past, I've given you the lowdown on how to dust and where to dust . . . but what to dust with? Well, genuine ostrich down feather dusters are a-ok, but aside from that you should opt for microfiber towels. Wait. Scratch that. How about a microfiber bunny? That's right, the Fred and Friends Dust Bunny ($14.99) is made from "high-tech, dust-gathering, machine-washable, high-pile microfiber, right down to the fluffy chenille tail." And, you can wear it like a hand puppet! How can you argue with that? I mean . . . who ever said dusting couldn't be adorable?
Recently on CasaSugar, we've been looking for ways to cut down on home cleaning time. Readers offered up their personal tips and had some great suggestions.
A few months ago, I switched to microfiber towels to clean my home's sinks, floors, windows, tabletops,and mirrors—basically, anywhere I'd previously been using rags or paper towels.
Microfiber is made up of millions of microscopic fibers, and it's also found in products like wicking workout clothing. But microfiber also works great as a household cleaning product. It doesn't leave streak marks on glass and it's also super absorbent. When they get dirty, just throw them in the washing machine. There's no need to dry them either—their wicking fiber means that a spin cycle will get them almost completely dry.
Method makes microfiber towels specifically for marble, wood, stainless steel, and glass. Best of all, I've found that the towels really do cut down on my cleaning time, so I have more time to concentrate on other fun home projects.
Have any of you Casa readers tried cleaning with microfiber towels?
Hair (especially when it's drenched with sweat) can really get in the way of a good workout. Cotton bandanas just don't cut it for me and while I love wearing hats, I am not always in the mood.
Seeing a need for a bandana that is functional and cute, Kena Kai created Microfiber Bandanas ($17.99, for one 24"x 24" bandana) that are at least 5X more absorbent than cotton bandanas, are naturally more anti-bacterial than cotton and they're actually cute!
The Ultra Absorbent version is a slightly thicker bandana that will absorb up to a cup of water. The Ultra Fine bandana has a look and feel closer to a silk scarf, but a bit stiffer. The Ultra Fine is a perfect bandana for use under a helmet when biking or snowboarding. I think it would also be a great accessory to bring along for a long hike on a warm, sunny day. As an added bonus, those of you with newly dyed hair will agree, lots of outdoor activities can really fade the color so protecting those lovely locks of yours is a good idea. Buy them online directly from KenaKai.com.