I prepare fresh produce almost every day. It always seemed wasteful to throw away paper towels when the only thing they were used for was to drain freshly washed vegetables like diced potatoes or lettuce. The veggies are CLEAN.
Sometimes I let veggies dry on a cookie rack over a newspaper. However, paper towels are necessary when I cut the veggies into small pieces.
I thought of a way to use them at least once again. I let them dry and keep them in a repurposed baby-wipe container under my kitchen sink. Whenever something is spilled on the floor, I grab one of these dried (yet still clean) paper towels to wipe it up.
I have nearly cut my paper towel use by a half.
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