Get a good price.
Don’t overpay for your rags – it sounds simple but it’s sometimes overlooked. Make sure the quality lines up with the price point. Sometimes low-cost rags are low-cost for a reason.
Most online suppliers will give you a cost per 25lb and 50lb box. Larger suppliers also offer compressed bales of wiping cloth upon request in the 25lb/50lb increments. This is great if space an issue, because compressed bales take up 45% less space than a boxed order.
Don’t forget to factor in the shipping cost and make sure they are in line with the next guy.