Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day Tip: Dishtowels

Since everyone else is sharing their Earth Day eco tips today, I thought I would too. Rob and I try to be environmentally friendly and San Francisco makes it easy. We only drive once a week. Eat vegetarian mostly. Recycle. Drink tap water. Use reusable grocery bags. Special light bulbs. Buy organics. Yada, yada, yada. You've heard it before.

The one tip I love is using dishtowels instead of paper towels. There's a drawer full of dishtowels in the kitchen and the dirties get washed with our laundry each week. They're easy to grab anytime I'm cooking and last forever. I haven't bought a roll of paper towels in probably two years. Plus, they're pretty.

Need some motivation? Target has designer dishtowels by Dwell and Sur La Table has frenchie towels for $4.95.

PS: You know what is also good for the planet? Buying clothes from the EmilyStyle Tag Sale.


love.boxes said...

I just love dishtowels anyway. They add an extra bit of color and granny chic to my kitchen. :)

Janet said...

I love vintage linens of any sort, but especially old napkins (which I routinely use instead of paper ones) and old dishtowels. Depending upon the era, they can be quite cute! I also love to find old Irish linen ones!

Jane Flanagan said...

I use dishtowels too. And old-fashioned yellow dusters. And Irish linen glass cloths. The best thing about all of the above is they get better and better the more you wash them.