Monday, August 3, 2009

Paper towel alternatives

I’m trying to use less paper towels. Those things are getting expensive!! And while some messes can only be cleaned up with a paper towel – lots of others can be cleaned up with a reusable cloth. I’m finding I’m happy with these Mr. Clean towels. They’ve held up well in the wash and dry really fast. I also got a Sham Wow! and wasn’t impressed until after I’d washed it. Then it started to work really well. By the way, you can sign up for a couple free Sham Wows here! Because you shouldn’t put any of these kinds of towels in the dryer I made up a few mesh bags. Got the mesh and zippers at the thrift store and used scraps of fabric to reinforce the sides. Now I just put the days wipe up towel in the mesh bag and launder it with the regular laundry. Having it in the mesh bag helps me to find it when I take it out of the washer!

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Happy cleaning!!

3 comments:

Elise said...

I agree with you - but the best alternative in the whole world is Sarah Smith cloths. Have you seen the groovy designs ? they last forever and mop up anything.

Kim said...

I've never heard of a Sarah Smith cloth!? - What are they and where do you get them?

Julie said...

When you find out about Sarah Smith tell me. Thank you for the link for the Sham Wow's I just sent for them. I really like the work shop paper towels from NAPA, they are great for everything and even can be washed a couple times before really dead. Keep the ideas coming Kim.

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