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Old 11-16-2011, 12:03 AM
 
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Reusing paper towels, napkins, and Kleenex tissue? Really? Why not just use cloth napkins and handkerchiefs. Just toss them in the laundry and you won't have a bunch of used paper products lying around until the next use. There was a time when all people used was cloth, even diapers.

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Old 11-16-2011, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Tin Foil: Gets washed and reused.

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I never bother to wash mine, but one sheet of foil lasts me for a year or two. The only thing I use it for is to spread under something in the oven that might drip, like sweet potatoes or frozen pizza. After using it, I put it back in the oven drawer with the cookie sheets, to save until next time. I still have most of the roll I bought 5 years ago.

Tin foil is one of the most wasteful applications in anyone's kitchen. I know people who wrap a half an apple in tinfoil to put it in the fridge, and then throw the foil away afterwards. All you need to do is place you half-apple (or anything else) cut side down on the flat surface of a yogurt lid, and it will keep fresh uncovered for days without discoloring.

My otherwise-dormant dishwasher is packed tight with plastic produce bags, which are better than tinfoil for wrapping leftovers.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Reusing paper towels, napkins, and Kleenex tissue? Really? Why not just use cloth napkins and handkerchiefs. Just toss them in the laundry and you won't have a bunch of used paper products lying around until the next use. There was a time when all people used was cloth, even diapers.
Well, then I would have wet used handkerchiefs laying around, unless I used a clean one every time, in which case I would need to buy hundreds of them and do a laundry load of nothing but hankies. I do use cloth napkins (dish-towels) at the dining table, of course. I have never bought a roll of paper towels in my life.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:53 AM
 
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I rarely use foil, it has gotten so expensive. Main use is to tear into quarters and use for cat food cans going into the frig. I use and reuse plastic bags. My kitchen towels and dishrags are in tatters, time to replace.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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Garbage in - garbage out. Those that ration toilet paper are idots who probably ration food also..Nothing worse that a person who is too cheap to eat...or feed others... The old Christian way was when a person came to your house you would give them the lions share - the best of the food in the house...and feed them before you fed yourself...I know of this white trash mother who re-uses tea bags and scolds a child for wanting more food....now to the other end of the biology of it all....if you want to save toilet paper - don't eat - good luck.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Well, then I would have wet used handkerchiefs laying around, unless I used a clean one every time, in which case I would need to buy hundreds of them and do a laundry load of nothing but hankies. I do use cloth napkins (dish-towels) at the dining table, of course. I have never bought a roll of paper towels in my life.

Point taken. I suppose if a person's nose is running like a faucet, hankies wouldn't be the best option.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:28 AM
 
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These cheapskate strategies are hilarious! They must be true, you can't make this stuff up.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:32 AM
 
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These cheapskate strategies are hilarious! They must be true, you can't make this stuff up.

I'm a huge advocate of Recycle, Reduce, Recycle and Reuse but it can be taken too far, imo. To each their own, though.
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Old 11-16-2011, 01:55 PM
 
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I guess he would be called excentric.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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These cheapskate strategies are hilarious! They must be true, you can't make this stuff up.
Not really too funny if you give it some thought.
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