Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern California
I use lots of the microfiber cloths. I don't put them in the dryer, either, but I do bleach them, despite instructions not to do so. I feel I have to since I'm not using a commercial washer.
Bleaching definitely diminishes their effective life, and I get about 40-60 good cleanings with each one before retiring it to a different use. So I buy a new set every few months, but they aren't expensive (I buy mine at WalMart in a big pack).
I also use the small white terry cloths for polishing stainless steel and when I use furniture polish on some furniture.
I use a big, old terry cloth bath towel at the base of a bath or shower, to collect any drips.
Hope this helps, along with everyone else's great ideas!