Millions of pounds of paper towels are wasted each day, which is unfortunate since they’re not only cheap, but convenient. Still, another cheap option exists when it comes to cleaning chins, countertops, and windows – cloth napkins and towels. You know the kind: Instead of throwing them away, you simply wash them between every use.
Of course, using dozens of cloth towels and napkins only leads to laundry, and thus water waste. The answer is simple. Keep a bag for any cloth towels you use in your laundry room and throw them in the washer every week when you wash towels. Cloth napkins and rags don’t take up much room, so the size of your load shouldn’t be affected much, if at all.