I saw other women on blogs I admire like The PigBear and New Nostalgia do this in their home and rave about it, but was positively sure they were nuts. I thought it was overkill, way too much effort, and didn’t make any sense.
How on earth can you survive without paper towels in the kitchen?!
It’s been over a week now that we have officially gone paperless, and I have to say that I’m loving it! Not because it’s a “green” thing to do, or because I’m attempting to be cheap (I’m NOT cheap, I’m frugal…there is a major difference). It just makes me giddy when I can stop spending money in one area and put that money somewhere else that I deem more important. I like to tell my money what to do.
I spent $10 on a glass jar to keep on the counter and $8 on 16 thick, white microfiber cloths to stuff it with. For less than $20, I won’t be spending anymore money on paper that will go straight into the trash. This is a good step forward since I’m completely guilty of wiping off one little spot on the counter and tossing it, or using 6 paper towels to clean off Sadie’s face after a meal. Oye.
I also have a good stack of extra baby wash cloths in Sadie’s drawer in the kitchen specifically for her pretty face after she makes her meal time messes.
Once I’m done, I toss the cloths into a little open trash can under the sink and wash them every other day while I’m doing cloth diapers. It’s literally no extra effort and my kitchen has never sparkled more.
Even the hubby thinks it’s a nice change!
Hmmmm….maybe I just converted you too?!