In my quest to cut down on disposable consumables in my home like paper towels, serviettes etc for environmental reasons and the fact that it reduces my grocery bill. (saving money is always a good reason) I have been trawling the local thrift shops for items I may be able to put to good use.
The other day I was lucky enough to find these four vintage Western Australian Placemats 50 cents for a set of four.
They had never been used as they still had the stickers on the back of them and while I won't be using them as placemats I have found a use for them where once I used disposable paper towel.....Lining the basket I keep my potatoes in.
One on the bottom to stop any bits of soil or dust going through the basket and one on top to stop the light getting on the potatoes and sending them green!
As there are four in the set, yesterday I threw the two I was currently using in the wash & replaced it with the other two. Easy Peasy.
I am now also using knitted dish cloths instead of buying chux. (disposable dishcloths)
I actually think this is more hygienic as every morning after cleaning the kitchen I throw it in the wash to then be hung out in the beautiful sunshine-Natures disinfectant.
A roll of disposable paper towel is now lasting me AT LEAST a month and I hope to reduce this even more and I'm not buying Chux at all now. Which has been a good saving.
Have you ever tried to reduce your disposable consumables??
If so HOW?
I know this is not a new thing to alot of you, so please leave me some tips.