Wait, wait wait.....hear me out. Okay, so while telling my sister in law Jill about my straw deliberation she said "So what does that mean, you're giving up buying paper towels for a year too? They are pretty unnecessary....you could buy some cloth napkins and wash them." And I've been thinking about that statement ever since.
I really have quite a love affair with paper towels. I use oodles and oodles of paper towels. I know that my paper towel use is excessive and try as I may I can't get away from using them. But I should try. And I really should be trying this year.
So, if I bought cloth napkins just for meal use, that would cut my paper towel usage by a rough estimate of 35 paper towels a week (I know I'm a nerd, I really did do a little calculation) and since there is 80 towels in a roll, that means in a year I am using about 21 rolls of paper towels just in meal use! That's just ridiculous.
I feel content with purchasing NEW cloth napkins (not used, that's even a little grungy for me). All agree?