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You all know that I’m all about being green and organic and recycling and how excited I get when I find organic products that work well enough to be a staple in my house, like my laundry detergent. One thing I was using a lot to clean with was paper towels. I use enough to justify buying them in bulk (and probably always will thanks to all my animals, as I use paper towels as bedding for many of them). What I don’t like about paper towels is that no matter how strong the package insists they are (I’m looking at you, man in flannel shirt), they are still flimsy. They fall apart when wet and honestly don’t absorb much. And I can only throw so many of them in my homemade compost bin.
Enter my solution: The Skoy Green Cleaning Cloths. Have you ever used an Absorber, also known as a “shammie”? Usually used to dry off your car after washing? These are basically the same thing, only smaller and thicker. They have insane absorbing powers, they fit in my hand far better than any washrag or paper towel, they clean so well, and I just toss them in with the rest of the laundry when I’m done. I seriously cannot imagine using paper towels to clean with anymore. To say I’m impressed by these – and I’ll be honest, I really had my doubts – is an understatement.
Skoy Starter Kit – 4 Cloths
The second little miracle product that I’m probably entirely late to the game in buying is a reusable sponge. I always thought “Ew, why would you want to KEEP a sponge you wash dishes with?” and would toss the giant package of disposable sponges into my basket at Sam’s Club. I just had so many doubts and bad experiences with reusable wash pads before. I was worried food would get trapped in it, or it’d fall apart in a week, or just not work very well. But here’s me, eating my hat, because I was really very wrong this time. The e-Cloth Washing Up Pad has serious scrubbing power without scratching the more delicate of my dishes, suds up very well, and is machine washable.
e-Cloth Washing Up Pad
I purchased one more product from Paperless Kitchen, and that’s the Toockies Hers Wash Cloths. It’s made from 100% organic cotton, is quite large, and seems to be well-made. However, it’s not going to replace my shower pouf. I find it awkward to wash with (same reason I never used washrags to wash with in the shower) and it doesn’t suds up well. I like a lot of lather. It’s also soft when wet, so I don’t feel like I’m getting the scrubbing that I’m use to with my shower pouf. If you prefer to wash with a wash rag though, you would probably really like the Toockies Wash Cloth.
Toockies Hers Wash Cloths
The shipping from Paperless Kitchen was fast and ordering from them was really easy, like online shopping should be. I feel that the price for the products is good for what you get, and I mean, you did see my cheapskate post, right? There’s some more products I intend to order from them soon, like this Full Circle Magnetic Stick’em Kitchen Towel and if I ever have appliances that are stainless steel, the e-Cloth Stainless Steel Cloth would come in handy.
You can get 5% off on your order with the coupon code gopaperless5 and don’t forget – I donate 10% of my commission from sales here to the New Mexico Dachshund Rescue.
Do you have any green cleaning products that you just love and recommend? I’m always on the hunt for ways to reduce my waste!