- July 26, 2008 at 1:41 pm #260574
We actually do use hundreds of washcloths per week. But sometimes during the busy times of day we end up doing a lot of hands and faces, tables, counters and spills all at once. I’m really very picky about using separate cloths for each child and I don’t like using clothes for certain more disgusting messes.
So we find that paper towels and wet ones do come in handy. We don’t go through tons of paper towels, especially with the price! I’m on the verge of buying another hundred dish clothes and saying goodbye to paper towels.
From: Ann Garner
Sent: Sunday, July 27, 2008 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : Re:Dollar Amount for Grocery Budget
>What’s killing us is the paper products. I’ve just not learned how
>to do without paper towels and we use a huge amount of toilet
>paper. In fact, we go through about 2 rolls daily!
With the daycare, I can see going through 2 rolls a day.
you might want to try is to squish the roll so it does not roll as
freely on the spindle. This will help reduce “paper run-away” excess use.
Paper towels, that will be a bit tricky. Thing is, I have a roll of
paper towel that I bought 6 years ago, before I moved here, and have
not used it up. I use cleaning cloths that are washable.
daycare, you might want to get some inexpensive wash cloths and hand
towels to use instead of paper towels. Just have the stacks handy
and a basket to toss the dirties into. You’ll be amazed at how easy
it actually is to do this once you get into the habit.
I also find
that towels clean better than paper towel. I’m sure the toilet paper
trick should help with small children, though.
Ann in Arkansas
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