Monday, April 21, 2008

Kicking the Habit

I'm doing's time. It should save at least $100.00 per year. I doesn't sound like much but hey, it adds up and I'll be doing my part to "go green" and help our environment!

What am I giving up? Paper towels! I can wipe up a spill and toss the thing in the trash but think about the number of trees cut for my convenience. I know, it might not be much but it's a start.

Here's what I've done. I purchased 100% cotton "flour sack" towels. I had some other towels too but not many. I have a few "bar mops" and I'll add to my stash from yard sale finds and thrift stores.

Have you ever used a flour sack towel? Wow, they are SO absorbent. You wouldn't think so by looking at them...they're rather thin looking but they can soak up quite a bit! Because they are so thin, they dry fast. I think they are the perfect kitchen towel!

I also plan to decorate a few by doing a little embroidery on them...won't they be cute? I'll have to show you some when I'm done. :)

I keep my towels in a drawer in the kitchen and use them as needed. When one gets too soiled, I throw it in a basket I keep under my sink. When I'm washing towel, I throw in the kitchen towels too.

It's really pretty simple and one of those things our grandma's used to do. It's amazing the things we threw out because we thought we knew better. Sometimes the "old ways" are better ways.

Have a great day!

Mavis D.

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