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'Dust magnets': Amazon's bestselling microfiber cleaning cloths are just 55 cents each

The easiest path to a clean home begins with the right tools. But the truth is, sponges get gross, fancy brands are too pricey, and paper towels are just plain wasteful. So what's a savvy shopper to choose? There's one affordable standout, and it's crazy popular: these No. 1 bestselling $13 Amazon Basics Microfiber Cleaning Cloths. With 24 to a pack, that's just 55 cents per cloth (or 44 cents if you buy in bulk) and the 48,000+ five-star fans can't get enough.

Microfiber cloths clean more for less. You'll get three hues, so you can designate different uses for each color. Say blue for the bath, yellow for the kitchen and white for windows. They're nonabrasive, reusable and washable!
$13 at Amazon

Shoppers love how versatile, effective and inexpensive these reusable cloths are. The absorbent microfiber material is superior to cotton because there is more surface for dirt to cling to. It can also absorb eight times its weight in liquid yet somehow dry quickly. It's the perfect nonabrasive choice for almost any surface. We could go on — so we will!

Saves $$$

The one-two-three punch of incredible cleaning power, reusability and affordability makes these a budget-friendly no-brainer. Just wash them and use them again.

"Best bang for your buck," wrote a very grateful shopper. "I have a house-cleaning company, and to reduce waste we’ve switched to microfiber. They are fabulous for basic dusting, Swiffering and deep cleaning, and having separate colors allows us to distinguish what they’re used for. Wash the white separately to avoid bleeding and more thorough sanitation as these are for 'bathroom cleaning' for us. Can’t beat the price, and love saving on paper towels."

One budget- and eco-conscious shopper added: "Have cut down paper towel usage by 95%. Win-win…save money and less going to the landfill!"

You won't only save on the expense of cleaning cloths, but on sprays and soaps, too, fans say. One five-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. ... Using just water with these cloths, you can clean so many things that used to require soap and water. Like a greasy stove, or the grease build-up in your kitchen and bathroom sinks. ... These are saving me a TON of money in soaps and various other cleaning products!"

Amazon Basics Microfiber Cloths on pink background
Make everything sparkle with these versatile, affordable microfiber cloths. (Photo: Amazon)

Cleans here, there, everywhere

It's a good thing they're so inexpensive and washable, because you'll want to clean everything when these arrive.

As one five-star fan reported: "I used these on every cleaning type around the house — windows, floors, countertops, and baseboards. Easy to clean by hand or in the washing machine. They are soft enough to scrub all the paint left by contractors on all the window frames and the vinyl fence. They have been the greatest help while cleaning around the house. I will never use another type of cloth for cleaning. Also, they are cheap enough to replace them when they get too worn out."

You might even discover the joy of cleaning! Even the most reluctant cleaner gets excited about using these babies. "Looking forward to dusting," wrote one five-star convert. "These are extremely good for ALL purpose dusting. Gentle touch on electronics and fine furniture. Supple enough to coax dust out of cracks, crevices and tight spaces. These things are DUST MAGNETS. I'm a single guy and hate housekeeping. Now I look forward to dusting!"

Another agreed: "These are the best for dusting and cleaning. Buy these microfiber cloths [which] attract dust and dirt like magnets, then just throw them in the wash. 24 is a lot of cloths, so I gifted some to my friends/family who use old T-shirts and socks to clean."

Of the "long-lasting" cloths, another fan wrote: "They work great on patio furniture, boat, just about anywhere. They absorb great, and when cleaning residue, crumbs and debris stick to them for a good cleaning! Definitely saves on those expensive paper towels!"

One super-fan uses them for everything from "cleaning our eyeglasses" to washing dishes: "I cut one cloth in four parts and use them as my dish rags (I have replaced the sponge!). They clean dishes extremely well and much better than anything I have ever tried before!

Really, everywhere

There are so many uses.

This very creative reviewer shared: "It's a miracle cloth! Not only are these towels good for cleaning and dusting but, they take makeup off in a flash! After watching a TV program ... showing a microfiber cloth that could take off makeup with just water, I paid attention. The cloths she was promoting were $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, brow makeup, lipstick and eyelash makeup came off with not one drop of soap or anything else. I told all my girlfriends and now they are using them and telling me how much money they are saving trying to find a good makeup remover. ... They have stood up to many washings and I do put them in the dryer."

How will you use yours? Whether you go with the cheery blue/white/yellow stack or the sweet pink/green/gray color combo, you'll love the ability to color code the many, many uses.

Microfiber cloths clean more for less. You'll get three hues, so you can designate different uses for each color. Say pink for the bath, green for the kitchen and gray for the car. They're nonabrasive, reusable and washable!
$13 at Amazon

If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.) Prime members can also receive an extra 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.