Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I read an interesting article the other day that I wanted to share with ya'll. It was one of those things that, when I saw it, I was like, 'DUH, why haven't I ever thought of doing that!' I found it on a great website that offers lots of tips on reducing waste of various types. Now, before any non-greenies reading this roll your eyes and run off to look at something else, many of their tips are good for, not only the environment, but just flat saving money or protecting your own health. Such as this article. Even if you are not concerned with the environment, and shame on you btw if you're not (lol!), it's a great way to avoid flu germs, etc. in public places. Basically, you keep a small towel in your purse, or vehicle for you guys, and take it in with you to restaurants, stores etc, where you might wash your hands. Instead of using the paper towels or hand dryers in the restrooms, just use your own personal towel. I personally HATE those dryers and always feel guilty for using paper towels. It won't be wet enough to mess up anything in your purse but you can slip it in a baggy or such if you want. Then just throw it in the laundry when you get home and replace with a clean one. I think a decent washcloth would work fine but if you are feeling really crafty you could sew up a few simple cloths to use. I'm thinking you could also buy one of those hair-drying towels and then cut it up into quarters. They are designed to absorb lots of water and dry quickly. Anything about 10x10 inches would be small enough to fit in almost any purse, even mine! The health benefit is that it reduces the number of surfaces you touch in public spaces, thus reducing chances of picking up germs. And, last but not least, it saves using so many paper towels, which usually come from trees!!
I got my towel, now you get yours!!!!