KiniMama Saves the World! (One UnPaper Towel at a Time)

Waste not, want not.

Less is more.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

It has become rather apparent that we all need to step up and do our part to reduce our impact on the environment.  There are thousands of ways to do it, and it can be somewhat overwhelming.

I was raised recycling and composting before it was cool.  I grew up with “listen to Tita, no littah!”  I’ve watched my generation get Eco-boners over solar power and hybrid cars.  I’m proud of us, guys. 

I’m so very excited to tell you about one of the practices I’ve implemented into our household that has stuck and has actually made my life easier and my kitchen prettier.  I’m also excited to that I am taking up with Man in the Moon Herbs to get you 10% off your eco friendly purchase from now until September 30, 2015, with code KINIMAMA.

  
This here is called unpaper towels. 

 A dozen batch runs about $12.95 from Man in the Moon Herbs on etsy.  They are made of quality birds eye cotton and serged with colored thread.  I have about 30 in rotation right now, but one set is a great start.

Need to wipe the counter? Need to clean a baby food face? Need to blow your nose? Spilled a little wine?  Dirty mirror? Dusty dresser? Grab a freshly cleaned unpaper towel and you are  an instant eco-friendly domestic goddess.

 Hint:  you can order multiple colors and designate each color for different tasks… Blue is for chemical cleaning, orange is for face and mouth, green is for table napkins.  I personally don’t do this because, let’s face it’s I’m just not that organized.  But it makes sense, and cents, AMIRIGHT?
We have been using our Man in the Moon Herbs unpaper towels for 2 years now.  Same batch, still going strong.   My family’s use of actual paper towels has been cut by about 98%.  

I keep them handy on my counter like this:  

 
How easy is that? 

  But where do you put this filthy rag? Do you throw it in the wash with your panties and precious bikinis? Sheets & blankets? Nonononono. 

You purchase a sassy hand made one of a kind kitchen wetbag from etsy.

  
There are dozens of retailers and hundreds of fabric choices to coordinate with your kitchen.  Wetbags are lined with a fabric called PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) which is waterproof and sometimes heat sealed to keep the stinkies contained.  Zipper top, and sweet little straps that snap around your dishwasher or oven.  Essentially, a kitchen wetbag is a mini laundry bag to store your dirties until its wash day.

  Genius, right?  And so pretty.

 

So when wash day comes you just dump the rags in the wash and toss the bag in there too. Unless I am cleaning with ammonia products, I carefully add a little bleach to the wash to shoo away any lingering bacteria.  (Bleach and Ammonia combined are terribly toxic, in case you didn’t know) but bleach is not really necessary because if you line dry Mr. Sun will take care of the rest.

Once out of the wash, throw those suckers out on the line and wallah!  Fresh batch. 

  

This is one of my favorite ways I’ve become more Eco-concious.  And I’m pretty excited to share it with you all.  I hope you decide to give it a try, and don’t forget to use code KINIMAMA at check out with Man in the Moon Herbs to get 10% off your purchase.  They have tons of other great Eco-friendly products. 

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