Here’s a fact that might keep you up at night: Americans spend 5.7 billion dollars annually on paper towel rolls!
You might be thinking, “how bad can that actually be?” Turns out, very! Single-use paper towels have a huge impact on the environment.
In fact, 50,000 trees are cut down every day to make paper towel rolls, and once they reach the end of their very short life cycle, they end up in landfills, where they release ozone-destroying methane gasses. Gasp!
But there is a solution. That’s right - our reusable paper towels are here, and they're about to change your life.
Here are 6 surprising things you didn’t know about your soon-to-be favorite paper towel alternative:
1. Just one reusable paper towel can last you anywhere from 3-9 months!
One of these bad boys replaces 17 rolls of disposable paper towels. Yes, you read that right. That means depending on how often you clean, and what you’re using it for, these babies can last as long as a full-term pregnancy (morning sickness not included).
2. You’ll actually SAVE money by switching to this paper towel alternative
On average, people spend anywhere from $300 to $600 dollars on paper towel rolls every year! And while they may seem cheaper than reusable paper towels at face value, their cost adds up quickly. So rather than spending hundreds on a wasteful cleaning product, you could be putting that money toward a fun road trip, a new summer wardrobe, or that Dyson you’ve been eyeing #adultwishlist
(Pssst: to save even more on your reusable paper towels, check out our subscription options!)
3. They make being eco-friendly easy!
Being sustainable shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality or beauty. And with reusable paper towels, it definitely does not. In fact, you’re actually gaining when you make the switch to this paper towel alternative. Because not only are reusable paper towels 100% compostable, but they’re also very cute (like, new puppy or baby in a swaddle cute), and they clean amazingly. Win, win, win.
4. You can clean anything with your reusable paper towel - and we mean anything
From cleaning your counters to wiping down your windows, washing your dishes, and everything in between - reusable paper towels are the queen of versatile cleaning products.
They can absorb 20x their own weight in liquids - so they’re perfect for big spills. They’re extremely durable - amazing for deep-cleaning your stove top or fridge. And to top it all off, they’re gentle enough to be used on your skin - say hello to your new favorite eco makeup remover pad! So no, we’re not playing around when we say these paper towel alternatives are going to change your life for the better.
Don’t believe it? Read our reviews :)
5. They’re like Swedish dishcloths… only better
You’ve probably heard the hype about Swedish dishcloths, and for good reason! They’re eco-friendly, easy to clean with, and the list goes on. But for those who think reusable paper towels are one and the same as Swedish dishcloths, get ready to be converted.
Here are some reasons our reusable paper towels are a better investment:
- Each pack of reusable paper towels comes with a cute little hook for our easy-storage, quick-dry and no smell solution. Goodbye soggy, stinky dishcloths sitting in your sink!
- Our reusable paper towels are designed in collaboration with incredible artists like Jessica Walsh, Ramzy Masri, Laci Jordan and Abbey Lossing! Stalk their instagrams. Thank us later.
- They’re the first-ever paper towel alternative to come with a build-your-own subscription box option!
So I guess you can say it’s kind of like a Swedish dishcloth… only way, way better.
6. We have a reusable paper towel design for everyone
In the mood for a paper towel that will add life and color to your kitchen? We’ve got patterns for that. Looking for something chic and minimal? Stay tuned for our minimal collection dropping soon! Why settle for drab, colorless paper towel rolls, or a basic, tattered dishrag when you could get the cutest reusable cleaning product ever?
Check out the full array here to find a design that screams your name.
If this isn’t enough to push you to make the switch to reusable paper towels, like, yesterday, then we don’t know what is! Click here to hang out with us and find the cleaning product you’ll fall in love with at first wipe. <3