A few months ago I went to Nebraska and visited my wonderful friends- The Horst-(www.brandonandamyhorst.com) I love them but that is another story- Amy Horst (wifey and mom of 2 boys) is all greeny and good. Ya know compost pile and all? Well one of those green things she is doing is - eliminating paper towels in her house. I almost hyperventilated at the idea of days in a house with my son without paper towels! And to be fair they do keep paper napkins around for guests like me. But I decided to be brave and try it. Well I survived a few days without them and my son wasn't dirty all the time- huh crazy!
Every time I go to the store I about get nauseous having to spend so much of my precious food budget on dang paper towels- we have a real love- hate relationship! So I did it! Took the plunge! After reading lots of opinions about what is best to use instead of paper towels, I decide on bar mops ( got a few packs from Target) and wash cloths, for the little messy faces and such- they were on sale at Target for..like $1.50 per pack of 6. Then I bought 2 microfiber towels for windows and such. Total I spent $14. I haven't gone cold turkey but I am definitely cutting down. I think I just threw the tube from the roll I put on there 2 weeks ago. That may not sound great, but I was burning through paper towels like there was no tomorrow. And when they run out I am not buying more. The only thing I really like them for still are the "hey I think I want to dump my bowl of soup on the floor Mom" moments!
I would love to tell you that I am just really earth-friendly but it is probably more true that I am cheap=). Oh and I got 6 new Bum Genius 4.0 pocket diapers- love them so far and finally feel like after 18 months of washing I have enough diapers!
So there- I am conquering my addiction to paper towels- never thought it would happen. In other news- I think my brain is frozen because I just am a flake this week... can't keep track of anything- I blame it on the fact that I am frick in frack freezing in this arctic wasteland called Wyoming- not joking -15 or something in the mornings- dang cold. Did I just say frick and frack? Haven't heard that one in a while.
Little Mover has been saying something super funny lately but every time I try to get some audio he stops- but wait for it- its comin'!