Swedish dishcloths start out stiff, but they soften when you get them wet.
How can Swedish dishcloths be used?
In place of paper towels They are capable of absorbing up to 20 times their weight in liquid, making them great for mopping up spills. They are also great for windows because they do not leave streaks. Why they are better:One cloth can do the work of 17 rolls of paper towels. Paper makes up one quarter of our landfills; the math is simple here.
In place of sponges They have the same properties of a sponge; they are absorbent but squeeze out super easily to absorb more. Plus they have some texture which makes them great for scrubbing. Why they are better:They dry very quickly and thus don't have time to harbor bacteria, unlike sponges.
In place of cotton dish towels If you're using cotton dish towels in place of paper towels, these are even better. They would not be able to actually dry dishes very well, but for cleaning dishes, wiping, and absorbing they are great. Why they are better:Swedish dishcloths are both more absorbent and dry more quickly.
In place of microfiber cleaning cloths When microfiber cleaning cloths came on the market they were seemingly fabulous for the eco-friendly minded because they made for quick and effective cleaning without the need for cleaning products. Why they are better:Alas, microfiber cloths are made of plastic. They are not recyclable, and they likely shed their little microfiber selves into the ocean where they swarm and party with all the other microplastics.
In place of chamois I don't have a car so I don't need a chamois for buffing, but apparently Swedish dishcloths make a great stand-in for chamois. Why they are better:Swedish dishcloths are vegan friendly.
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