No More Paper Towels
Three days into 2012 and I so far I am on track with my resolutions. Doug and I even have plans to take yoga together Thursday night! So far, so good. You may recall one of my more concrete resolutions-no more paper towels!!!
At first I thought this was going to be a terribly daunting task. For years there have been two entire shelves of our hall closet devoted to paper towels. Fresh Direct had them marked as “your favorite.” We went through rolls and rolls of them. I don’t know how the need/obsession started. I am fairly sure they were a staple in my house growing up. Along with Diet Coke. Yuck.
Knowing that these one use wonders were costing the world thousands and thousands of trees I had to make a change.
I tried using dishcloths, but they were just not absorbent enough. Normal sponges did not wipe as well.
Then I discovered the Twist Euro Sponge Cloth.
I have been using Twist sponges for a while. I love all of their natural plant based products. They do a great job of cleaning and are not made from gross synthetics like most conventional sponges.
The Twist Euro Sponge Cloth is much wider and flatter than a normal sponge. I think of it as the result of a night of passion between a sponge and a paper towel. Sexy! They are super absorbent and great for wiping up messes. No more crying over spilled green juice! Best part is unlike a single use paper towel they can be used again and again and again. When they get dirty either throw them in the dishwasher (if you have one) or rinse out and leave to dry.
I really love using these. I also love the extra storage space I now have in our hall closet!