No matter how tidy you are in the kitchen, there's always the need for some sort of cloth to keep the bench clean.
One tea towel = four kitchen cloths.
They couldn't be any easier to make...
- Cut a tea towel into quarters
- Hem the two un-hemmed sides - as per Cloth Table Napkins tutorial
A few years ago, I cut up old tea towels and roughly zig zagged the un-hemmed edges. Keeping them clean and smelling fresh has been easy, as I just bung them in the wash with tea towels.
Although the old kitchen cloths are still functional, I thought it was time I made some with neat hems.
Two family members, happy I had made extras, took some for their kitchens, whereas another said... Don't even think about making me reusable kitchen cloths - she prefers to have single use wipes. Fair enough - each to their own.
The reusable cloths definitely cut down on costs, not to mention keeping old synthetic cloths out of landfill. However, I do still use paper towels for some messes.
Tell me, how do you like to keep your kitchen benches clean?