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Old 02-16-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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What do you use for Unpaper towels?

Hi! We are thinking of making the switch to unpaper towels and napkins. I'm looking for some suggestions. I want them to come clean and be durable but still look nice. I want them to last too. Thanks for the help!

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Re: What do you use for Unpaper towels?

For wiping off the counter or cleaning up messes, I use regular dish rags. At the table, we use some pretty cloth napkins.
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Target has bundles of really cheap washcloths in the bath aisle, I think the price is less than $3 for 8 or 10? Three packs of these and my kitchen is set for a long time, we've been using the same ones for about 2 years now.

I also use cloth dinner napkins.
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IKEA has nice cheap washcloths, too. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40054538/

My favorite, though, are microfiber towels, I got a 24 pack in the automotive section of regional target/Walmart equivalent (Meijer). They're absorbent, I bleach them all the time and they're still going strong 3+ years later. They seem to be more mildew resistant than cotton washcloths. That was an issue because I'd put wet rags in a tiny laundry basket and after a day or two they'd be gross.
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We use Gerber flats. They have lasted 3 years.
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Re: What do you use for Unpaper towels?

Every Christmas Osocozy has a huge sale on their flats. I bought several dozen a few years ago and they are amazing unpaper towels and dish towels. I dyed a dozen for burp cloths. They are natural-colored, wash up perfectly, are absorbent, and were pretty inexpensive.
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Thanks everyone this is really helpful! Where can I get cheap napkins?
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I love Skoy cloths. You can get a 3 pack on Amazon and throw them in the washing machine. They make great sponges as well. Very absorbent!
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Thanks everyone this is really helpful! Where can I get cheap napkins?
I got some from Target, and some others from World Market. They aren't super cheap, but you will literally use them for years. I always get brightly pattered ones so they won't show stains. I've had the same set from World Market for the past 4 years!
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I made mine. I used a printed flannel and a printed woven. I tried to pick something that would hide the eventual stains. Stains happen so solid colors would just get really funky.
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