An old friend was missing something in her home that seemed like the strangest thing:
No paper towels.
Years ago, we just didn't understand how you'd clean up anything in your house without paper towels.
Now, we find that EVER using paper towels or napkins is what feels strange.
Here are some key things to consider about paper napkins/towels:
I'll admit, it took a few years before we fully stopped using paper products.
However, it really is simple and easy.
Instead of a paper towel roll, we have a small basket of clean cotton cloths.
Instead of paper napkins, we have a variety of cloth ones.
Once a cloth or napkin is used, we just put it directly into the laundry machine. It gets washed with whatever the next cycle is and put back to its place after.
That's it. Super simple.
We've used these cloths as baby wipes and love them for every day clean up, child napkins, etc.
They are soft, last forever and are made of organic cotton.
We have 4 packs and simply rotate.
We also have a pack of these that we use for 'dirtier' jobs like cleaning up the floor or anything greasy. Having two different types is kind of nice.
There are a million options for cloth napkins at Amazon, but here are a few we've used.
For mirrors or bathroom clean up, we recommend getting a micro-fiber cloth. They work really well with just water, no soap or 'glass spray' to buy.
We bought the larger household kit and probably need to replace every few years.
Nothing is worse than trying to clean windows with a spray and paper towels.
Just get a squeegee and you'll be so happy. Seriously.
What other simple things happen in your home that others might like to hear about?