Author Topic: Paper Towel and Napkin Replacements  (Read 13829 times)


  • Bristles
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Re: Paper Towel and Napkin Replacements
« Reply #50 on: May 28, 2015, 06:40:33 PM »
I use lint free floursack towels from the Business Costco for napkins. They are thin but unfold to be huge - like 24x24 - which is good for kids. And in a pinch, I use them to strain yogurt and stuff. They are white, so they respond well to oxygen bleach.

We don't use any disposable paper products except TP and actual paper, and honestly, you get used to it. It's not that big of deal to sub a reusable item for a disposable one.
I use floursack towels as well.  They dry quickly and are more absorbent than they look.  I keep a drawer full of them and use them for most things you would use paper towels for, and I only use paper towels for things that I would rather not have sitting around in a laundry basket until I can wash them.
Thanks for the recommendation. I had never heard of floursack towels until now :)


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Paper Towel and Napkin Replacements
« Reply #51 on: May 28, 2015, 07:54:03 PM »
We switched a couple years ago, and don't buy or use paper towels any more. It's been fantastic, because there's less recycle/trash to take out, less stuff to buy, less storage space needed.

We simply use regular inexpensive kitchen towels. I think we bought them from Target. We have a few, and wash them with our regular laundry.

The switch itself was needed a bit of discipline for about a week or two, after which we kicked ourselves for even ever having participated in the paper towel-cycle.