A couple of years ago, I decided that I would not buy paper towels again. None. I mean, really, how did the world get along before paper towels? I was about to find out.
I don’t need to enumerate why going without paper towels is a good thing, but the top two would be better for the environment and it saves a boat load of money. (Paper towels aren’t cheap).
The key to going without paper towels is to have excellent rags and cloths to take its place.
Enter the microfiber cloths. Seriously, I am in love with them.
I got a pack of 24 microfiber cloths at Sam’s Club a couple of years ago. Well, really my Mom got them, but, you know, they were for me. I’m still using them and they still work great. I just looked it up and it looks like that pack costs $11.58. I would have paid that many times over in paper towels.
I use these cloths for wiping up spills, dusting, cleaning floors, bathrooms, mirrors, car, and pretty much everything else. When I am done cleaning they go in the wash on a hot cycle and are ready for another use. And I have never bought paper towels since. I actually still have a quarter of a roll that I have never used up.
You can also find microfiber cloths on Amazon, and Wal-Mart sells pretty good ones in the automotive section. I would imagine Target does too, but I haven’t checked.
When you dust with microfiber cloths you don’t need to do anything but wipe it. Same thing with mirrors. I only use actual glass cleaner occasionally.
All around a good investment for me.
That’s my Monday tip for you. I hope your week is off to a good start. I’m praying for those of you that are in the path of Sandy.
I also wanted to let you know about a 5 day sale of Healthy Living eBooks. For $29 you can get over $300 of ebooks. I haven’t read most of these ebooks, but I have read a few. I especially love Stephanie of Keeper of the Home who is one of the ones organizing this sale. I have learned a lot from her over the years.
Also included in the sale are a few freebies like a 3 month subscription to Plan to Eat which is a meal planning computer program which I’ve heard great things about. And you can also be entered into some drawings. However, If you haven’t purchased an eBook Bundle, but still want to be entered into the draw that is no problem. You can enter here.
$29 is a really good deal for these books. However, no good deal is worth sitting in your inbox and not being used. And no good deal is worth you not being able to buy groceries.
If you are interested in healthy living, check out this Healthy Living eBook bundle. It could be a great option for you. Disclosure: This is my affiliate code. Thanks for supporting My Home Tableau.
Are you a paper towel free home? (I really didn’t plan it that way, but hey, I posted about a “green” and “frugal” tip the day this sale went live.) Sometimes not planning works out anyway.