My progress, since weight loss surgery 8/8/07

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Frugal Friday: Frugal Napkins


My Frugal tip this week may not be original , but it sure savesmoney ! When wash cloths start getting to thin they "recycle" to become our everyday napkins- I even keep them on the table in

a pretty basket:

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I assign a clean one every morning at breakfast to each kid and if needed they can be wet to
clean messy faces. I just rinse them out and hang them on the stove handle for easy reach. The children will clean their hands, faced and personal eating spaces after each meal. If they are too dirty, they can get a new one. When they are finished for the day , dry ones are tossed in the laundry and wet ones are hung on the stove to dry all night and then put in the laundry the next morning.

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When the "everyday" napkins start to look to rough from too many spaghetti dinners or just to thin, they get "recycled" again into the rag bin for cleaning and "daddy's garage".

Saves money! and a few trees! Please visit Biblical women for more frugal ideas!

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Great tip, thanx! I have been meaning to get cloth napkins instead of using paper towels, and unfortunately all of my wash cloths are the thick, rough kind. But I have a feeling some old towels will be getting cut up, lol.

Stephanie said...

That is a great idea. I bought some napkins on clearance, but would like something different for everyday kid use! Thanks!

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

I've been using cloth napkins for about a year now. I even send them in to school with Princess in her lunchbox. I was able to buy them at the Salvation Army for about $.25 each :) I also have tons of washcloths that we use for the kids messes. We hang them to dry on our wrought iron stair railing. I totally agree that it saves money and trees.

Sherry said...

Now if I can just get my kids to do that with cups...
:-)
Actually, that was a new idea to me. Thanks.