This is an email I got from my reader Heidi…
In reference to your post, Let’s Save Some Money – Reusing Towels, I wanted to share another way my family saves money by using towels.
Another thing we do with towels, and have been doing for about 4 years now, is we use towels for cleaning instead of paper towels. I realized several years back we were going through paper towels at a really fast rate, and they seemed so expensive. So, we decided to purchase a 24-pack of white shop towels/hand size towels at a warehouse store 4 years ago. We have them stacked in a kitchen cabinet for easy access in the room we use them the most. We use them to clean counters, clean spills and messes, I use them to clean window sills and floors, and pretty much anything we’d use a paper towel for. Then, when it’s dirty or grimy (they last much longer than a paper towel so we can store it under the sink for a few days to continue using), we toss them in with whatever load of wash is getting done, fold and return to the cabinet. We have saved a fortune in paper towels, and feel better that we have eliminated waste and “gone green” in the process.
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