OK, how bout this:
How many of you use cloth napkins instead of paper napkins? Do you use rags instead of paper towels?
Switching from paper napkins to cloth can save money and natural resources.
For instance, earth 911, a nonprofit group based in Arizona, calculates that paper towels and napkins cost more than $260 a year for a family of four.
But given the time and resources needed to launder cloth napkins, other experts are divided about the true savings. [read the rest of the story here]
What do you think? Right now, we use paper towels. I’m interested in using cloth at some point. Right now, we just do laundry once per week (we have to use coin-operated machines in our apartment building). So, I’d need a week’s supply of napkins.
Side note: It’s snowing. I see many flurries, and they are just swirling around. Also, you should know that I do not like snow. I don’t like driving in it and it makes me cold.
Update 7:52 p.m.: Wow! Lots of you have something to say on this topic. I love it! I should have clarified in my post that we don’t use paper napkins; we use paper towels when needed. I’ve been known to be messy at times.