Use colored-coded rags to cut down on paper towels

By on Oct 2nd

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!

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