Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Going Crunchy- One Year Later

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Remember back at the beginning of 2012 we decided to go crunchy (i.e. use cloth napkins and say good-bye to paper towels and paper plates)? Well, I thought I'd give you an update, one year later.

Originally, I decided that we'd stop buying paper towels and paper napkins so that we could save on buying these products. The fact that this method, was more "green" was an added benefit, but not the end goal. At first, it took a little getting used to not always reaching for the paper towels when Lil' Miss spilled something. After awhile, though, I started noticing how wasteful we were as a family when we did use paper products!

Of course, I do give myself a little slack when we have guests and family over for any length of time. Washing dishes for more than just our family and trying to keep track of everybody's napkins is just not worth the extra hassle. ;-)

However, as the weeks turned into months, turned into a full year, I'm happy to report, it's really not that hard to "give up" paper products. In fact, it's kind of a relief to not always be worrying about running out of such items. We just use, wash and reuse. It's really quite simple and I have to admit, it has not only helped cut costs some, but it has also become a way of life.

And that folks, is as close to a *kept* New Year's Resolution as I get!


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