About 2 weeks ago I gave up paper towels and I just wanted to let you know how that is going. It has not been a problem at all. We are still using washcloths in a basket by the sink and it is working fine. Just throw them into the dirty cloths and place them in the washer with the rest of the wash.
On the occasion that I fry foods I use coffee filters to absorb the excess grease and newspapers to wash the windows. $4 for a basket and $4 for 18 washcloths at the Dollar General and that is all that it took. No more paper towels to buy. I am not a green fanatic but this is a step in the right direction don’t you think? And a money saver too.
For snacks and sandwiches we use mug rugs that we have made, but we were using them before I decided to give up paper towels. They are simple to make out of quilted blocks around the size of a paper towel and pretty too and you just throw them in the wash too!