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  • Angela H. 1 year ago
    I went from a case a month to one roll, and that roll is almost always a free sample so I don't get it every month. Did you know I used to thaw meat in the fridge on a tiny mattress made of paper towels? That meat was on a styrofoam tray inside shrink wrap OR a zippy bag I used once. Please don't hate. I recently placed my once a week serving of fish (for 3 of us) on a plate in the fridge and asked myself, "Why was I taught to be so ridiculously wasteful?" Maybe our parents grew up in the 50s and 60s, so they didn't know any better! There was a theme of prosperity and convenience, after war and depression.
  • Elaine F. 6 years ago
    i try to use rags.
  • Leone M. 6 years ago
    I was an addict too!
    Thank you for sharing, my parents have a hard time when visiting, they laugh at me and bring their own roll!
    I have lived paper towel free for 5 years. I do however , find myself fall off the wagon at work, where I occasionally binge on the towels..... It's still such a temptation. It comes from the mother side of the family..
  • Laura R. 6 years ago
    We use paper towels for cat messes [I absolutely cannot stand having cat pee towels then clean up my floor!], but use rags for everything else. If you don't have any rags in your house, you can get washcloths very cheaply at the thrift store. They're absorbant and great at scrubbing out messes, too!
  • Audrey Q. 6 years ago
    I also am getting away from using paper towels, but it isn't always easy. I am using recycled paper towels, but will find the SKOY cloth. We entertain outside during the summer and some years ago I just couldn't stand to see all of the plastic/paper being thrown away just to be stored in our earth for God knows how many years. Rite Aid Pharmacy offers summer themed plastic plates, usually in two sizes, bowels, matching plastic glasses, and great matching serving pieces that are fun, colorful, hand and dishwasher safe. It is the best feeling to see everyone pile up these dishes to be washed rather than thrown away.
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