This idea comes to us from Alissa, via the unpaper towel post comments:
It's not very fancy, but when we ditched paper towels I just bought one of these big packs of microfiber towels.
We use different colors for different stuff:
- blue in the bathrooms
- yellow for "paper towel" messes and food related cleanups
- green for deeper cleaning in the kitchen and rest of the house
I keep a small bin in the bathroom and under the kitchen sink to collect laundry from both places and wash regularly. It's great!