I successfully eliminated paper towels and napkins from my house over a year ago. When my mother-in-law comes over and asks for paper towels and I hand her a rag. She came over yesterday to celebrate Halloween with the kids, arms filled with strawberries, grapes, chocolate cake and you guessed it...paper towels. Not just one roll but a 12 pack from Costco. I know she meant well and I thanked her for thinking of us, but now what?
I could use them but I would feel guilty every time I threw one away. Maybe I could donate them to my daughter's school, but still, it makes my tummy hurt a little knowing someone is using a disposable product that came from me. I really don't know what to do with them. It took me so long to train my family to use rags and linen napkins, I don't want them to backtrack.
So here I sit, looking at a rolls upon rolls of paper towels in my bedroom.