So last night my friend Mary and her two kids came over and we were discussing paper towels and "bar rags." Basically, in an effort to cut down on both spending and waste, we have both purchased these "bar rags" from Target/Walmart and are cleaning with them instead of paper towels. Right now I use Bounty paper towels, the "pick a size" kind, and I use them for picking up cat poop (argh), child sized napkins, wiping tables and cleaning icky things. I also buy sponges for washing dishes.
So, here's the challenge. I just bought paper towels, so I have about 15 rolls. I'm going to try to make it to the end of the year (December 31, 2008) without buying any more paper towels, or sponges. I have one pack of bar rags, I'm going to buy one more. I'm also going to buy a pack of dish rags for the dish washing. And finally, I have 4 cloth napkins, so I'm going to keep an eye out for more on sale and stock up on those. (Target clearances them for like 4/$1 periodically). The budget for this project is $25.00.
Who's with me?