Paper towel alternative

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this myself. Healthy Child asked people what the least expensive thing they have done to reduce their family’s exposure to toxic chemicals. One respondent mentioned no longer using paper towels and using old sheets instead.  Just this week I had a pile of old sheets and towels ready to get rid of. I am so glad I read the tip in time! I chopped up a couple of the towels and I have a sheet there waiting to be done. I’m surprised at how much I have used the little squares already – with a ten month old child I seem to have a floor constantly covered in food bits, so there has been a lot of cleaning up of spills and mess! I’ve got piles of the little squares under the kitchen sink (one towel makes a heck of a lot of little squares), and once I use them I throw them away and don’t have to worry about germs and bacteria.  I would be throwing the towels out anyway, so this just adds an extra step to make them actually useful.

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I'm an Aussie mum blogging about my parenting journey, toxic chemical-free living, healthful living, nutrition, food as medicine and my learnings as I head towards semi self-sufficiency.
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2 Responses to Paper towel alternative

  1. Mama Gringa says:

    Would you wash the old towel squares to recycle them? I can see why you probably wouldn’t do that with the sheets (fraying and all that).

  2. chereelynley says:

    I would use a norwex dishcloth which kills the bacteria in the cloth using silver and can be reused over and over and over!

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