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Giving Up Paper Towels

Posted By Alyssa Francis On March 23, 2010 @ 11:54 pm In Frugal Living,Works For Me Wednesday | 64 Comments

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I suppose it was inevitable. My sweet pal Amy [1] wrote a fabulous guest post a few months ago about paper towel alternatives [2]. It was quite a hot topic, in fact!

I later admitted that I still used paper towels [3] for various messes. But then, it happened. I went to buy a pack of paper towels and I kept hearing Amy’s voice in my mind. So instead I opted for a stack of kitchen towels I found on clearance, for less than the cost of the rolls.

At home, I folded them and placed them in a drawer next to the sink. After a week, I bought another stack, and left the paper towel holder sitting empty.

So it has been a month now, and you know what? It is totally working for me. Not at all as bad as I thought it would be. In fact, I discovered that the cheap bar towels I bought actually clean better than paper towels. When they are dirty, I throw one or two in with a load of laundry, which is never lacking in this house.

I am not missing the paper towels, and amazingly, my husband and children have not complained. :) By investing a few dollars in extra kitchen towels, I am potentially saving a few hundred dollars a year, not to mention reducing paper waste. Amy would be proud.

Now I just need to figure out what to do with my empty paper towel holder!

This post is linked to: Works for me Wednesday. For more frugal ways, visit Life As Mom [4].


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[1] Amy: http://amylovesit.com

[2] paper towel alternatives: http://kingdomfirstmom.com/2010/01/paper-towel-alternative.html

[3] I still used paper towels: http://kingdomfirstmom.com/2010/01/white-cloud-rate-the-rolls.html

[4] Life As Mom: http://lifeasmom.com/2010/03/frugal-friday-budget-friendly-vacation-tips-part-one.html

[5] Image: http://kingdomfirstmom.com/2010/01/rate-the-rolls-reveal.html

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