Care Guide

care guide

A clean cloth means a clean space

Maker's Cleaning Cloths will be one of the very best cleaning tools you'll ever come across, and can last for up to 500 washes if cared for properly.

Do:

  • Rinse cloths to remove debris and dirt before laundering
  • Separate cloths from other laundry items
  • Pre-soak in a 1 part vinegar, 1 part water solution if concerned about bacteria
  • Add a small amount of laundry detergent, ideally a liquid detergent, to the laundry which contains no bleach or other additives
  • Launder with cold water
  • Add a cup of vinegar to the 'fabric softener' compartment in your washing machine to help soften the cloths
  • Tumble dry on very low or no heat (static cling helps attract dust)

Don't:

  • Use cloths to clean up grease, oil, wax, paint, solvents, liquid silicone, bleach, or polish
  • Wash using hot water
  • Wash using fabric softener, or place in the dryer with dryer sheets or dryer balls
  • Wash with bleach
  • Dry on medium or high heat

Melissa's Best Practices

Light-duty use

After each light-duty cleaning (e.g. cleaning your kitchen counters), rinse the cloth with dish soap and water to remove debris and any staining (such as fruit juice). Always rinse soap out well and hang your cloths to air dry between uses.

Heavy-duty use

After heavy cleaning such as a day’s worth of dusting, or after a few light-duty uses, it’s time to wash the cloth. You want to have clean cloths to avoid them being stiff, unable to absorb and clean, and of course to avoid potential scratching from stiffness or streaking from dirt residue.

With care, a clean surface is all your cloths will leave behind.