Alternatives to Paper Towels

I use washcloths to clean up spills instead of paper towels whenever possible. This saves a lot of money and the washcloths can just be washed when doing laundry. Try it! You'd be amazed.

By Jody from Howard City, MI

Ad
Showing: Comments Sort: Relevance

This is a great idea. I do it myself and nowadays I never buy paper towels.

I buy bundles of facecloths when I see them on sale and keep stacks in each bathroom and in a draw in the kitchen. I also just throw them into the wash with other dirty whites.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

I do the same thing and you can often find them at the dollar store in packs of half a dozen :-) Thanks for sharing this environmently friendly and frugal tip!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Keep the wash cloths in a small container with a bit of bleach added to the water.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

It is not really fugal to use cloths in place of paper towels. The detergents and extra water consumed are harder on our environment than recycled paper.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Ad
Comment

In This Article
Saving Money on Paper Towels
Saving Money on Paper Towels
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning Cleaning ToolsApril 1, 2011
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
paper towel being pulled off cute flower holder
Uses for Paper Towels
Stack of Colored Towels
Saving Money on Towels
Child's hand picking an English daisy in the lawn.
Alternatives to Having a Lawn
Stack of colorful towels.
Making Bath Towels More Absorbent
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on May 1, 2016 at 5:08:00 AM on 10.0.2.49 in 646 msecs. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
 
To Top
Loading Something Awesome!