About a year ago I tried to limit my use of paper towel about the house. I bought up a heap of white face washers and used them for cleaning in the place of paper towel. It worked really well until my cloths became stained and ragged. I found myself less likely to reach into the kitchen cupboard to grab a cloth and more likely to use a paper towel again.
Feeling guilty, I got myself into gear and organised myself with a new set of cleaning cloths. This time I bought a HUGE bag of microfiber cloths. They will last longer than the face washers and will do a better job. They also came in a variety of colours so that I could give each cleaning ‘zone’ a different coloured wipe.
Part of the problem with using cloths last time was the fact that they were tucked away in the cupboard. I had the plan to keep them in a nice jar on the counter, but white clothes are only display-worthy for a month or so. These new microfiber cloths have been in use for over a month and still look new, so I repurposed a lolly jar I had in the cupboard as my cleaning cloth storage.
Until hubby gets the colour coding down pat, I have labelled the jars with a Sharpie…..I will no doubt have to look for a more permanent label :)
What environmental cleaning practises do you use?