I am a huge advocate of using cloth dish towels as much as possible. Paper towels are wasteful, expensive, and terrible for our environment. Paper is however VERY convenient. We do have a roll of paper towels in our kitchen but we go through about 1 roll every 2 months, maybe less. How does this happen with 3 small boys? CLOTH DISH TOWELS!!! I store them in the cabinet right next to the sink in a basket. This way I always have one on hand. I use about 3 a day when all is said and done. Then in the evening after I have cleaned up the kitchen I just throw them into the laundry.
|20 Clean Dish Towels: Can you spot them?|
|Do you need a closer look? Did you find them?|
|Tada! Clean Dish Towels!|
The other thing I LOVE about this system is I don’t have to spend much time folding or arranging the towels so that they look nice. PERFECT for a busy household! All of my requirements are met. Its organized, easy on the environment, and easy on me!
If you use a lot of paper towels try the recycled brands! Seventh Generation is great and available at most grocery stores.
Check out Designing Domesticity’s blog and find out how she organizes her dish towels!