Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Simple Savings: Don't Buy Paper Towels
If you use paper towels to clean, etc., try going one month without buying or using any. Instead, use rags, old clothing you never use, old cloth diapers, etc. instead. I am not asking you to skip toilet paper - I wouldn't do that myself. But, paper towels aren't a necessity in my mind. You can just wash the rags with a towel load of laundry each week. Rags, old washcloths, old towels, etc. work much better than paper towels and you will save money. I do keep a couple of rolls of paper towels in the pantry just in case of an emergency, but I use cloth napkins instead of paper, rags instead of paper towels and I try very hard to avoid using any disposable tableware even on a busy day.