The easiest way to a clean home starts with the right tools. But the truth is that sponges get dirty, fancy brands are too pricey, and paper towels are just plain wasteful. So what is a smart shopper to choose? There’s one affordable standout, and it’s insanely popular: These No. 1 Bestselling $13 Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths. At 24 per pack, that’s just 55 cents per canvas (or 44 cents if you buy in bulk) and the more than 48,000 five-star fans can’t get enough.
Shoppers love how versatile, effective and inexpensive these reusable cloths are. The absorbent microfiber material is superior to cotton because it has more surface area for dirt to adhere to. It can also absorb eight times its weight in liquid and still somehow dry quickly. It is the perfect non-abrasive choice for almost any surface. We can go on – so we will!
The one-two-three punch of incredible cleaning power, reusability, and affordability makes this a budget-friendly no-brainer. Just wash them and use them again.
“Best bang for your buck,” wrote one very appreciative customer. “I own a cleaning business and to reduce waste we’ve switched to microfiber. They’re great for easy dusting, sweeping and deep cleaning, and separate colors let us differentiate what they’re used for. Wash the whites separately to prevent bleeding and provide more thorough sanitation amenities as these are for ‘bathroom cleaning’ for us. Can’t beat the price and love saving on paper towels.’
A budget and eco-conscious shopper added, “Have reduced paper towel usage by 95%. Win-win…save money and go to landfill less!”
You not only save on cleaning cloths, but also on sprays and soaps, fans say. One 5-star reviewer raved, “These cloths are the most amazing and versatile cleaning product I’ve ever used! I had no idea when I bought them how many things you could clean with them and how many cleaning products they would replace… By using water, you can clean so many things that used to require soap and water, such as a greasy stove or the grease buildup in your kitchen and bathroom sinks. … These save me a TON of money in soap and various other cleaning supplies!”
Cleans here, there, everywhere
It’s a good thing they’re so cheap and washable, because you’ll want to clean them everything when they arrive.
As one five-star fan reported, “I used these on every kind of house cleaning – windows, floors, countertops and baseboards. Easy to clean by hand or in the washing machine. They are gentle enough to scrub off any remaining paint left by contractors on all window frames and the vinyl fence. They’ve been the biggest help in cleaning the house. I’ll never use any other kind of cloth to clean. Plus, they’re cheap enough to replace when they get too worn.”
You may even discover the joy of cleaning! Even the most reluctant cleaner gets excited about using these babies. “Looking forward to dusting off,” one five-star convert wrote. “These are extremely good for ALL purpose dusting. Soft touch on electronics and nice furniture. Supple enough to lure dust out of cracks, crevices and tight spaces. These things are DUST MAGNETS. I am a single man and hate housework. Now I look forward to dusting!”
Another agreed: “These are the best for dusting and cleaning. Get these microfiber cloths [which] attract dust and dirt like magnets and then just toss them in the wash. 24 is a lot of clothes so I gifted some to my friends/family who use old t-shirts and socks to clean.”
About the “durable” cloths, another fan wrote, “They work great on patio furniture, boat, just about anywhere. They absorb great, and when cleaning, hold crumbs and grime for a good clean! Definitely saves on those expensive paper towels !”
One superfan uses them for everything from “cleaning our glasses” to doing the dishes: “I cut a cloth into four pieces and use them as dishcloths (I replaced the sponge!). They clean the dishes extremely well and a lot better clean than anything I’ve ever tried before!
There are so many uses.
This very creative reviewer shared, “It’s a miracle wipe! Not only are these towels good for cleaning and dusting, but they also remove makeup in an instant! plain water, I paid close attention The clothes she was promoting cost $20 each… I decided to try [with these Amazon Basics cloths]. It was like a miracle. I just wet one with plain water. … Every bit of foundation makeup, eyebrow makeup, lipstick, and eyelash makeup came off without a drop of soap or anything else. I told all my girlfriends and now they use them and tell me how much money they save by finding a good makeup remover. … They’ve lasted a lot of washes and I put them in the dryer.”
How are you going to use yours? Whether you choose the cheerful blue/white/yellow stack or the sweet pink/green/grey color combo, you’ll love the opportunity to color the many, many uses.
Of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping. not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.) Prime members can also get an additional Stock Up & Save discount when they buy $50 worth of Amazon products, including these microfiber cloths.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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