Guilt-Free Paper Towels
If I'm cooking, the counters are a mess. I'm talking oil splatters, flour dustings, panko piles. (I really like chicken cutlets, OK?) Since I go through a lot of paper towels, I was excited to try the environmentally friendly reusable paper towels from If You Care. A roll of 12 sheets costs around $9 but replaces a whopping 18 rolls of regular towels. Each sheet can last for a whole week. (Nope, not a typo!) Moisten a sheet with water and you can use it like a regular paper towel. When you're done, just rinse with soap and water. To disinfect the sheet, boil it in water for one minute or run it through the dishwasher or washing machine, or you can even nuke it in the microwave. If you spill things as often as I do, make the switch and you might just save a lot of trees—and a little cash.