No More Paper Towels!

I honestly felt like it wasn’t possible for my house to go paper towel-less. We used so many throughout the day; while cooking, for napkins, clean-up and so on. I like to be conscious of the environment and make helpful green choices in my life, but was stuck on how this could work. When money got extremely tight, we needed to get creative. Making this change would be much easier on our budget.

Thankfully, my husband was on board to try using cloths to completely replace paper towels. We set out to our local Christmas Tree Shop, where I’ve purchased inexpensive useful towels in the past. I purchased 40 all white towels- spending the equivalent of one large value pack of paper towels.

20130808-212019.jpg
We’ve been using these towels for 4 months now, and it’s working out better than we both could imagine! Originally, we thought we would need paper for things like drying off fish, cleaning windows, cleaning bathrooms, etc. However, we use them for everything! (using a squeegee for the windows… eventually)

The hardest part, is when we host a dinner party because our guests seem to have a difficult time adjusting. It’s actually humorous to witness the reactions outside our guests comfort zone. But, I have found that all I need to do is make sure all cloths are washed and ready for use before they come over. I’ll also need to make more cloth dinner napkins, as a dozen isn’t enough to keep up with.

Plus, look at this pretty towel holder accessorizing our countertop!

20130808-214831.jpg

Learn More About the MightyFix One Simple Change Each Month

Advertisements

One thought on “No More Paper Towels!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s