I'm kind of going for a kitchen theme here, have you noticed? Magnetic Grocery List Clip Board, Recipe Binder and I have one more in the work's, you can look forward to seeing a post about kitchen composting!
With this one in particular, Going Paper Towel-less, I feel kind off the band wagon. I really just never thought about it too hard, but the other day it dawned on me that I use ALOT of paper towels. Also, we have really been trying to stay within a strict budget and I've been working to think of creative ways to save a little money, that's when I came up with this idea. Also, I realized that I totally had enough old towels to keep us good for probably years to come.
The reason I feel a little off on this is because the day I came up with the idea we had our friends over and I excitedly told her my plan and she said "oh, we've been doing that forever!" I thought "why didn't you tell me!" but, I'm sure I wouldn't have cared anyways, because you don't normally do something just because someone tells you, you have to decide it for yourself.
That's what I did, I decided for myself that I was going to do this and you know what? It works! I had a stack of old white towels in the basement, which of I took one and cut it into about 14 12x15 square inch towels. I finished them with a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine.
We have the towels rolled up in a small basket right by the sink where the roll of paper towels used to sit. Having them accessible like this makes it much easier to use them. I still use paper towels for making my most coveted items, Baby Wipes and Antibacterial Wipes.
If you are not already paper towel free in your kitchen I hope that I have gotten you interested. If you are interested in the idea read more about it on these blogs:
The Year of Less - how to give up paper towels
Wellness Mama - helpful tips on the process
Groovy Green Livin - facts on what paper towels do to our environment
I encourage you to do your own research on this and then decide if you think you could go paper towel free as well. I'd love to hear your thoughts and know if you are already paper towel free!