Wednesday, July 20, 2016

TIP: Save Money With Cloth Not Paper

It is rather amusing to me when I see tips, hacks and instructions on how to make reusable or un-paper towels. 
TIP: They are called rags, cleaning clothes, & napkins. Personally it is one of the ways I save a lot of money. As you see here, I use cloth napkins, dish clothes, dish towels and even handkerchiefs. Over the years I have collected some really cute ones and have some wonderful vintage ones from my mother in law. I had to learn how to restore some of the vintage linens.

Next, if you haven't discovered microfiber cleaning clothes, I highly recommend you try them. I have a supply of new ones and when they get ugly looking, I make them with an "X" and throw them in my cleaning basket. These are ones that I use in place of paper towels.  These are used for all sorts of dirty jobs like to mop up spills, I even use these clothes when I am cooking greasy foods like fried chicken. if they are used for a really dirty job, I pre-soak them with a little Charlies Laundry Soap before I place in the dirty clothes basket.

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  1. Thank you for your blog. I do most all of the things you do. Could it be we were raised the same? I hope so.

    My grandkids are starting to believe the same as me, using cloth instead of paper, glass (home canning) instead of metal (from the store), replacing buttons & repairing seams - doesn't seem like a chore to me, just the way I was raised. When my 17 year old grandson tried to throw away a perfectly good shirt because it had a button come off in his hand I had to show him how to sew it back on and explain why you took the steps you did to put it back, he was stunned that you could do that. His mom (my daughter who knows better) would throw it away. Guess my attitude skipped a generation.

    1. Nola,
      While I was raised that way, I did get away from that upbringing for awhile. I think it's why it is so easy to go back to the basics.