Un-Paper, it's easy and eco-freindly
Posted on April 24 2019
Production of paper goods puts a huge stress on the planet's resources.
Even the process of recycling paper into other paper products is not an ideal process for the environment.
Here are the main paper products we use in our home, and their Un-Paper alternatives:
Paper Towels: Layers of absorbent fabric sewn together with snaps on both sides, this is a "Un-Paper Towel" They snap together and roll up just like paper towels. They can be used on the same paper towel dispenser you already have mounted in your kitchen. Washable and reusable for 100's of uses. The price point is worth the investment for long lasting replacement of a disposable paper product.
Napkins: Cloth napkins are not just for high tea. We have two different categories of cloth napkins in our house. Guest: These are matching sets (usually seasonal patterns) with no stains, for a service of 8-12. Everyday: These are the random cloth napkins I've purchased over the years at thrift shops. (Some of my guests sets come from thrift shops also) They have some stains, are not as pretty and are good enough for everyday use.
Tissues: Remember your Grandpa's hankies? Simply have a basket with clean hankies. Use once, put in the laundry.
Tip: Use napkin rings on your everyday cloth napkins, have one ring for every member of the family. Sometimes cloth napkins don't get dirty enough at one meal to need washing. Putting it in a napkin ring means your washing less, but not sharing each others napkins.
About: Kim is a momma, wife and small business owner.
She lives with her family in Duchess County, NY, where she enjoys her rescue dog, bunnies, hamsters and chickens. And her daughters cat... Grand Kitty.
Her family loves camping, gardening, hiking, geocaching, and all things Boy Scouting.
She is the owner/creator of Three Sisters Herbals, LLC., which she affectionately calls “her other baby”.
TSH is the same age as her youngest human baby, and they are all growing up together.
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