(01-19-2014, 06:36 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjM9lr8nysThe cold weather also tends to bring people closer together as well often causing other things to really open up sometimes requiring the hurried application of numerous paper towels (* = *)
Quote:Last week, for the kitchen I got small washcloths made from bamboo and stationed them on the kitchen counter in front of the paper towel rack. The clean towels in one small metal bin, the used ones wait for the next load of laundry in another bin. We use microwave covers that replace paper towel usage in the microwave and I got a stack of sponges from Costco that are anti-microbial and can be placed in the dishwasher for intensive cleaning. After a week I can report that I used only a few towels and am going to have to remove the paper towels from the counter. (They are so easy to grab!)
As for the rest of the house, I have bought bright yellow microfiber rags for general use around the house and I am breaking out all those cloth napkins that I have accumulated, but only use on “special” occasions. The microfiber rags work really well and pick up lots of dust and clean nicely in the washer. The cloth napkins do look nicer and, since my laundry room is near the kitchen, it’s not really a hard transition to using cloth napkins. We all have a special napkin ring so we can reuse the napkins until they need to be cleaned. It’s hard to break the paper product habit, but with a little bit of thought I know we can do it. Hopefully my family’s retreat from using paper products will keep a few more trees standing, while reducing our expenses and waste stream. Will you break your paper habit too?
(01-19-2014, 07:06 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote:"Here Comes My Girl" (*-*) (*--*) (*---*)(01-19-2014, 06:36 PM)Beyond Smolensk Wrote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJjM9lr8nysThe cold weather also tends to bring people closer together as well often causing other things to really open up sometimes requiring the hurried application of numerous paper towels (* = *)
(01-19-2014, 07:27 PM)Octo Wrote: All old worn out clothes (that can't be donated) and sheets or towels become rags here. That way I have a range of different materials to choose from depending on the surface, Fancy, eh?
I find rags made from sheets don't serve my cleaning purposes, or do you use those particular sheet rags for window cleaning and dusting?
(01-19-2014, 08:26 PM)Octo Wrote: Old t-shirt rags are great for dust wiping with a little dishwashing soap and warm water. Works great on windows too. Sheets tend to leave a lot of fibers and dust so I save those for JR when he fixes and greases the bikes and that sort of thing
Then wouldn't fibres get mixed up with the grease and cause more friction?
It's all about the chain.
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