I never considered myself one of those people who would make the switch from paper to cloth napkins. Cloth napkins were for special occasions and restaurants - not every day use. Right? Right!
That is, until I recently started thinking about all the trash we dispose of over the course of a week. And how much we spend on all those cloth napkins over the weeks, months, and years. YIKES! Suddenly, cloth napkins seemed not only doable - but quite reasonable.
I found a good deal on some nice simple white napkins through Amazon. Which will pay for themselves pretty quickly, considering the cost of paper napkins!
I keep a few folded in the napkin holder on the table, where I used to keep paper napkins. And now some also live in a little wooden box on the kitchen counter where I can grab one instead of always reaching for the paper towels.
I put a special little basket under the sink for the used napkins - which I take to the laundry room every other day or so when I do a load of whites.
So far it's working out perfectly! Despite the male offspring constantly informing at first that "this is just a bad idea".
Now, I'm thinking about "unpaper towels"...