Thursday, March 20, 2008

Paper Towels **Updated**

It seemed fitting to start the blog by sharing the easiest change I've made so far...no more paper towels. We went through an insane amount of paper towels in my house. I'd buy the jumbo pack, and it was gone before I knew it. I switched to recycled paper towels. They're lousy. They only contain a small percentage of recycled paper, and they don't absorb worth a lick, so you actually use more. When I finished my last roll, I went to Target and bought a pack of 30 white washcloths for $9.99. I folded them in half and put them in a cute basket by my sink. On top of the fridge is another basket for the dirties. They don't take up much space and just get tossed in with my regular load of towels. In addition to an eco-friendly change, it's cheaper, and they work better. Why did I ever use paper towels?

**Pictures? Why didn't I think of that?!


clean cloths in basket on right side of sink


dirty ones in basket on top of fridge

6 comments:

Kbreints said...

ok-- cute idea for a blog! I have to say that I am with you on the paper towel-less life... I cannot remember the last time I bought them-- not because of the enviroment, but because of the waste of money!

Jenn said...

Great idea ... and great blog! :)

Anonymous said...

what a good idea. you should post pics of how you have them stored.

Laura said...

What a great idea. I love the idea for a basket for the dirties. That's been the hardest part for me is the convenience being able to throw dirty paper towel in the trash.
I'm switching as of TOMORROW!
Thanks :)

Anonymous said...

Keep the ideas coming! Corey and I try to be as green as we can- and for some reason I never thought about the washcloth/paper towel idea! :)
~Sissy Teeny

HazelMay said...

Great idea! Although I must admit, my first thought wasn't how good an idea that was, it was how organized your kitchen looks. ;)