My husband uses disposable blue shop towels when he’s working on our vehicles, including a greasy and oily farm tractor. While they are made of paper, these towels are extremely tough. I have begun to use them for house-cleaning projects as well.
When they are dirty, I throw them in the laundry. They come out clean and ready to use again and actually become softer after laundering. I don’t recommend washing shop towels if they are soaked with oil or engine grit, but they will outlast a paper towel many times over. Thank you for all the great advice you share with us, Mary!