“A Pale Green Mermaid Blog”
I don’t know about you but I could go through a box of tissues, a stack of paper napkins and a roll of paper towels in one week! (Allergies /spilling things!)
I became tired of buying those items and reflected that in my grandfathers time ( he grew up in the depression) they did not have those products they used rags and washed them …so I began my quest to reduce my paper usage and waste. The items I found to be the best as a replacement are listed below:
For tissues I use handerchiefs, an inexpensice version (And colorful) is the bandana – they have them in the dollar store, AC Moore or Walmart in a variety of colors.
For paper towels I use Microfiber cloth because of their ability to collect a large amount of liquid ( better than paper towels!) ( the dollar store carries a great version of this item!)
For napkins I bought cloth napkins Just wash and reuse (you can get 2 large cotton ones for a dollar at the dollar store)
(the best way to wash -and quickest is to put in sink with water and soap and rinse then hang up to dry!)
You will be amazed at how much your trash waste is reduced!
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