One of the questions I get asked a lot is how to save money on paper products, like paper towels and toilet paper. If you really want to save big money on paper towels, I suggest you stop buying them! (I however, do not suggest you stop buying toilet paper). I consider paper towels to be a waste of money, I don’t really think of them as a necessity.
Think about the things you use paper towels for, I am guessing you use them to wipe up spills and clean your windows. You probably already have things in your home that will do these jobs.
Old Towels: I keep around some old kitchen towels for wiping up messes. I have also cut up an old bath towel into several smaller rags.
Washing Windows: The thing that works best for washing windows and glass furniture is newspapers. Trust me on this one! Since most of us are couponers, we probably have lots of newspapers laying around anyway. When you use newspapers to clean, your windows will be streak-free and you won’t find any of the lint that paper towels leave behind.
Napkins: Do you like to use paper towels in place of napkins? I recommend going with cloth napkins. Not only will you be saving money, but you will be saving our natural resources too. You can possibly save even more money by making your own cloth napkins with the instruction found over at Skip to My Lou.
Let’s hear your thoughts. Do you think you could survive without paper towels? We haven’t purchased paper towels in over 10 years and we don’t miss them one bit.