If you’re looking to “go green,” you’ll probably find a lot of cute DIYs for your paperless kitchen. This isn’t one of those, but it sure is easy and convenient!
Over the last several years, we have slowly been making an effort to live a “greener” lifestyle. It started when we moved to a more eco-friendly city and we suddenly became aware of what we were disposing from our homes.
There was so much waste, and it made me realize that we needed to be more mindful of our disposable products, especially in the kitchen.
It’s still a process, but the point is to always try to do better.
Recently, I shared a post about the things I no longer buy to live a non-toxic lifestyle, and paper towels and napkins were on the list. That claim started a big conversation and I got a lot of questions from it. At that moment, I realized that I needed to share more about how I manage a paperless kitchen.
As I was making t-shirt wipes last week, I thought it was a perfect tip to share!
There are a lot of posts about eliminating paper from your kitchen, but one thing I’ve noticed is that most of them either aren’t convenient, or they aren’t cheap.
If I’m going to stick with something, I need it to be both of those things. These wipes are perfect because they are easy, convenient, and practically free.
If you’re looking to move towards a paperless kitchen, these DIY t-shirt wipes are probably the best place to start. Of course, you’ll still want plenty of dish towels and cloth napkins handy, too, but my biggest issues has always been cleaning up messes.
I don’t want to use my nice dish towels or cloth napkins, but I also don’t want to keep paper towels around! It was quite a dilemma.
One day, I was going through my drawers and realized I had a ton of t-shirts I don’t wear. They weren’t nice enough to donate, but I hated the idea of throwing them all away.
That’s when it struck me. What I was looking at was a big pile of fabric that was totally free.
So, I started cutting the shirts into big pieces. Now, I know a lot of people do this, and then go back and sew terrycloth onto the back to make a sturdy towel.
I didn’t do that. Like I said, I need it to be easy or I won’t do it.
Literally, all I did was cut up my old t-shirts into scraps that were roughly the size of a towel, and I tossed them all into an old glass jar we had hiding in the pantry.
It really is that easy.
Going green doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive, or pretty. These are rags that I have zero guilt throwing away if they get too gross or worn out. They cost me nearly nothing. And, since this jar isn’t something I display for company, I don’t even care what they look like.
They’re just a convenient, simple way to clean up spills around the house.
I hope you found this quick DIY helpful as you transition into a paperless kitchen. I know having these wipes around has made the transition so much easier for us!
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