Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Little Big Things

Little Big Things:  Using Cloth
During the time we were kitchenless, there was plenty of time to be reflective about daily habits we have created, or --- have just let happen over time.

And then, to be thoughtful before we just put everything back the way it was.  What do we keep?  What do we change? 

For example, we are going back to using cloth napkins on a daily basis.  It's one "tradition" that fell to the wayside over time.  Paper is easier, more convenient. 

But cloth napkins are simple way to make everyday feel special and to be "greener" at the same time. 

Plus I have a big collection of napkins that I started back in my Dansk days--- which was going unused.  Why save them for special occasions?

We keep our napkin at our place at the table until it is soiled, then I switch to new ones.

It's actually less expensive over time to buy cloth napkins and wash them, than to buy disposable paper napkins.  You can buy cloth napkins on sale or watch for them at places like TJMaxx. 

I think it is important to buy 100% cotton.  Stains are easier to clean in cotton napkins, and they get softer and softer over time.

Of course, this is not a black or white decision.  There is no right or wrong.  We will use paper, too. :)


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