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Paper Towel Choices or Alternatives

With so many brands, and so many size of roll and packaging choices, it is extremely difficult to figure the most economical one to choose. If you're not careful, it can become burden on your shopping budget. Any purchasing tips or alternatives to use instead of paper towels?

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By JoCarmen from Pittsburgh, PA

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

Many years ago before "paper" towels became so popular...people used cloth rags. This is very eco-friendly.

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

I cut the tops off old T-shirts, edge stitch them, and use. They work as well and are reusable.

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October 31, 20110 found this helpful

Odd socks missing their matches.

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November 1, 20110 found this helpful

I use very few paper towels. I use dish towels, dish cloths, and old rags (old towels, odd socks cut apart, old tea shirts) for most things. I only use paper towels for really gross clean up jobs such as when the cat upchucks! I never use paper towels for wiping up common kitchen spills like milk or juice or for any sort of cleaning other than oven cleaning.

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November 2, 20110 found this helpful

Go to the automotive section of WalMart and get a pack of microfiber cloths. They are cheap and come in a variety of colors so you can designate a color for each room. They clean great, wipe spills and last a long time.

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