I get teased pretty often about my use of paper towels, or should I say lack of use? Over the last year I might have used almost 4 or 5 rolls and 3 of them were in the first part of the year. I don’t have any now. When people come over to eat and I did have paper towels, I would tear them into smaller pieces. Now I use cloth napkins. I clean my house with dish towels, not paper towels. If I’m out somewhere and I get extra napkins that I know will be throw away, I take them home. I might go a little toward the extreme side of things, but there are ways to cut down on disposable paper products, ways that aren’t difficult or time consuming.
When I cleaned out my garage a couple of months ago, I found an individually wrapped paper towel. I keep this in my (minimalist) junk drawer. It freaks people out that I would even have something like this. I don’t know where it came from, but I make jokes about it being my emergency paper towel. Continue reading