Top Tip Tuesday: Never Buy Napkins Again! (and a giveaway:)
One day, as I was pulling my wonderful, awesome, Bum Genius diapers out of the dryer, I had an epiphany. “You know,” (thinks I) “If I am able to wash my cloth diapers each week….there is no reason why I can’t do the same with NAPKINS!”
That afternoon I went down to my basement fabric “stash”, found some blue calico, and went to work. (I actually went to my mom’s house- since she has a serger!)
That was months and months ago, and now I wonder how I ever did without them. Some daily uses include:
- Wiping sticky hands at dinnertime
- Wiping runny noses
- Lining the bread basket
- Lining the french fry bowl/ pork chop plate
- Quick counter wipe-ups
Basically, anything I would have used paper napkins or paper towels for, these wonderful napkins have taken the place of! I haven’t bought any paper products since.
Here are some photos of cloth napkin stashes from around the web…
I like to have A LOT, so I know I won’t run out. When they are dirty, I just throw them in the laundry room and wash them with the rest of the “colors”. I keep them in a cute little basket in the kitchen, low enough for everyone to reach. ** Just a note- when I use them for “grease”, i.e. french fries, etc…I throw them in the soapy dishwater before washing them.
Which leads me to my first ever GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!
My mother in law came into a huge load of FREE fabric recently, and I grabbed a huge hunk of red & white check fabric to make me a “new” napkin set. There is a TON of fabric, so I thought why not make a second set for a GIVEAWAY!!!
So here we go, this giveaway is for 16 red check napkins, mailed to your door! (I’ll put the names in a basket and have my husband draw a name on Friday…) Here’s how to ENTER: (Choose one of the following) 🙂
- Leave a comment telling how you think you will most use these…
- “Follow” this blog on Facebook or by Email and leave a comment that you do…
- If you already follow this blog, leave a comment saying that you do…
- “Share” this post on facebook and leave a comment telling me that you did…
Be sure to leave a comment (down at the bottom of this post) for each entry. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, December 18th!
(Wish I could personally give each one of you a stack of napkins and also give you a squeeze around the neck)…