So I saw something online that was very interesting. Reusable paper towels. Awesome! We go through SO many paper towels in this house that I cringe every time I have to throw it away. I feel like I am wasting it.
I found these reusable eco friendly snapping paper towels. They really are not paper but you get the idea. So I checked out the price…..$52 plus shipping………..NO. I began to think…..and shop. I went to the clearance section in my local K-Mart and found microfiber scrubbing dishcloths. They were on clearance for $2.49 with an extra 50% off so I bought 4 of them (16 total) for a total of $4.98. Then I went to Joanne Fabric with my 40% off coupon and bought a box of Velcro fusion. It’s the kind you do not have to sew on. You only have to iron it on. With my coupon, it only cost me $9.59. I used about 3 1/2 of the 5 feet. I have a plan to use the rest of the Velcro later on another project.
I cut the Velcro into 48 small squares about 3/4 of an inch in size. I used 3 pieces for each dish cloth. I ironed the hook side of the Velcro onto the scrubber side of the cloth following the manufacturer’s directions. On the other end and other side of the cloth, I ironed on the fuzzy side of the Velcro.
I secured them all together and wrapped them around an existing paper towel cardboard roll. I placed the roll onto a paper towel holder and I was done!
This entire project only cost me $14.57 which was a long way from the $52 plus shipping. I plan to make a wet bag to hang in the kitchen to hold the used cloths until I do laundry to clean them. I plan on securing the used cloths with the Velcro prior to laundering so the Velcro does not get ruined in the wash.