Replace paper towels, plastic wrap, and more with these reusable products for the kitchen that are better for the environment (and save you money!).
I’m always looking for ways to be less wasteful around the house, whether it’s recycling and composting or stocking the kids’ drawers with hand-me-downs. Here are my favorite reusable products for the kitchen–some I recently discovered and some that I’ve been using for years. Maybe they’ll work in your kitchen too!
Instead of paper towels: These Swedish Dishcloths (sponsored link) are made from plant-based cellulose and cotton, are all-natural and biodegradable, and are a perfect size for cleaning up messes. They can be used dry or wet, and you can rinse, wring-out, and use them again. I use them for all kinds of tasks: Wiping up spills, cleaning out the sink, wiping down our patio table and chairs–then I toss them in the washing machine (and lay flat to dry). So far mine have held up without a single rip or tear. Here’s more on how Swedish dishcloths are made, how you use them, and why they work so well.
Instead of sponges and scouring pads: My husband, the resident dishwasher, is particular about his tools. He likes to have some kind of scrubbing pad, but the plastic mesh ones we’ve used in the past get really gross really fast and end up in the garbage can. At the Housewares Show, I picked up a sample of these Skoy Scrubs, a reusable scrub pad that can be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher or in…