Love ‘Em and Hate ‘Em
I have a love-hate relationship with paper towels.
I love them because they’re handy and great for cleaning up particularly disgusting or greasy spills, and I hate them because every time I use one I feel like I’m being wasteful.
And I don’t suppose it’s just that I feel like I’m being wasteful — it’s that I am being wasteful. I think of the trees, bleaching, and transportation involved and just…I don’t know.
I do use rags and cloth towels frequently instead, but I keep thinking that there has to be a better solution that would allow us to eliminate paper towels for good (or at the very least eliminate the more-frequent-than-I-would-like use). I’m just not sure what that might be, if anything.
On the plus side, every time we do use a rag or cloth instead, we’re saving money. It’s amazing how expensive paper towels are, and how much less we’ve been spending on them since we started using rags instead at least part of the time.