Morning, friend! It's Thursday!
Here’s how to use dramatically less paper towels:
Instead of keeping paper towels on your counter, put them in a cabinet so they are out of sight and less accessible. In their place, leave out a stack of cloth rags for cleaning. These rags can be squares of old t-shirts, or you could buy a pack of inexpensive washcloths. Opt for a dark-colored fabric if you get the chance—it will hide stains better.
Whenever you’re cleaning your counters or wiping up a mess, grab one of your rags. Then throw it in your laundry when it needs to be cleaned! Use your secret stash of paper towels only when nothing else will do (like draining bacon, or cleaning up something particularly gross). I’ve found that this extends the life of my paper towel rolls to a month or more–and I have three small children for reference.
Bonus: grab recycled paper towels if you see them! They can be slightly more expensive than regular paper towels, but if you’re using less paper towels in general, it won’t be more expensive overall.
IKEA has some new storage baskets, and boy oh boy do I want to hang some of these from some hooks.
This Billie Eilish documentary was so interesting for so many reasons. Her (and her brother's) creative process is fascinating and also it made me love Justin Beiber.
Listen. I'm going to need one of each of these very chic Post-Its.
No more guilty pleasures (!!!)
This idea has greatly reduced the amount of produce I waste.
Lastly, I watched La La Land this week and this line of Sebastian's rang so true for these wild times:
"I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope."
Progress over perfection!
I'm proud of you!