Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. If you feel like you are keeping the paper towel industry in business, it’s time to invest in some good cleaning cloths. Most cloths can be tossed in the washer to sanitize them so they can be used over and over; saving you money and reducing the amount of trash headed to landfills. By selecting the right type of cloth for each task, you can also reduce potential damage to the item you’re cleaning. Paper towels and some fabric towels can cause minute scratches on finishes or leave lint that looks awful and can damage electronics. When something needs to be cleaned, most of us just grab a cloth and dive in. But, there is a proper way to use any cleaning cloth to prevent redepositing soil on surfaces or cross-contamination between tasks. No matter how great the cleaning cloth may be, once it is full of soil, it won’t collect any more. If the cloth is saturated, you are simply swiping dirt or germs all ov...