We have this running joke…
…in my house that I’m going to go broke buying Kleenex and toilet paper. It seems like we go through a ton of it. I have a mild anxiety attack any time somebody takes a Kleenex out of the box. I have a full on melt down when I walk into the bathroom and see an almost empty roll of toilet paper when I know just yesterday it was brand new! Even worse than that, sometimes I’ll see a half a roll on the ground which means my 1 year old was playing her favorite game, “Give Daddy a Heart Attack” by unrolling toilet paper when nobody is watching.
I have three little paper wasters, a 5 year old, a 2 year old and my nemesis, the 1 year old, all of them are girls. (I’m not including my wife on the list of paper wasters because, well… she knows how to read and while I may be dumb, I’m not dumb enough to call her out on my company’s blog.) I have reason to believe that my daughters are on the payroll of International Paper Company.
Recently I was in the garage restocking the shelf where we keep bottled water, our lifetime supplies of ketchup, syrup and ranch dressing (thanks Costco!) and our paper goods. It was then that I realized how truly fortunate I am. You see, while we do consume an inordinate amount of Kleenex and toilet paper, our chub pack of paper towels never seems to get depleted! In our house, when a sippy cup of apple juice gets spilled, or hurled across the room, we soak it up with microfiber. Really, the only thing we use paper towels for is to cover my plate of food that needs to be reheated when I get home late because I was busy at work taking care of our beloved customers (that’s you!).
Seriously, we use almost no paper towels in our house. I was thinking of some of the common things people use paper towels for and what we’ve used to replace them with. Conveniently I’ve added links to our corresponding product pages, aren’t I helpful!
- Washing windows and mirrors: Microfiber Glass Cloths
- Picking up accidently (or not) spilled drinks: All Purpose Microfiber Towel
- Potty training accidents: Okay, for that we still use paper towels
- My bib when I’m snacking in my reclined Lazy Boy: Microfiber Waffle Towel
- Cleaning toilets: Yup, we reuse All Purpose Microfiber Towels
- Cleaning up oily gunk like in the oven or garage: Disposable Microfiber Towels (which, despite their name, are reusable)
- Drying hands or dishes: Microfiber Waffle Towel
I’ve never used a microfiber towel as an emergency coffee filter or to cook bacon in the microwave, but other than that there really aren’t many other applications that you can’t swap our a paper towel for a microfiber towel.
I think if you can follow my convoluted salesman logic you’ll come to the same self serving conclusion that I did. Here’s the thought process: I stress over the amount of paper my family wastes. Stress kills. We would waste much more if we didn’t substitute microfiber towels for paper towels. Microfiber has saved my life.
Let microfiber save your life too, order some microfiber today!