I’m on a serious mission to save all the money we possibly can around our home. One money saving technique that I am trying is cloth napkins. We waste close to $10 a month on paper napkins. That is completely ridiculous and we could do much better things with that $120 a year! So I went searching for a solution, that wasn’t going to cost us any additional money.
Solution: I made cloth napkins out of kitchen towels that I didn’t like. The towels I used were thin and they always irritated me as towels because they barely soak up any water, but cut in half and repurposed as cloth napkins, they are perfect!
I cut the towels in half. No measuring here. I wanted an easy project so I eyeballed everything. I hemmed each cut piece and then labeled them with a “D” for dining room to make sure they wouldn’t make there way back to my kitchen towel cabinet.
My sewing abilities leave a lot to be desired but they work and they didn’t cost a thing!
Do you have various towels and rags that you use in specific places in your house? Can anyone else in your home keep straight which towels go where? I know I get really annoyed when I reach into the kitchen cabinet for a dish drying towel and I pull out a cleaning rag! To solve this I put a little code on the bottom right hand corner of every towel in our home. My sewing machine does letters automatically so this was a really simple task.
This rag towel belongs over the washer (W).
This is a kitchen towel (K).
I also have towels that are specific to each bathroom. Hopefully this helps keep things straight!
If you have been on Pinterest lately you’ve seen pins about re-growing Romaine Lettuce.
It’s not a hard concept. Stick the crown end in water after you’ve cut off all the lettuce. I figured I ‘d give it a shot and I have to say, so far I have been amazed. We’ll see what happens going forward.
All I did was pop the lettuce into a jar of water. Every other day I have rinsed off the crown and changed out the water.
PS: I do not recommend slicing a bit off the bottom when re-growing romaine. It makes the lettuce grow slower.
Sliced Crown Day 2:
Sliced Crown Day 4
Have you ever tried re-growing a vegetable?