When retrieving my vacuum cleaner from the linen closet this week on cleaning day I paid a little attention to the number of towels on the shelves that I really don’t ever use. They were sitting there taking up valuable space simply because they were still in reasonable condition or I thought they might come in handy one day for rags or if some incident happened where I would need to mop up a large spill that I wouldn’t want to put in my washing machine.
After giving it some rational thought I decided three things…
- since I have discovered microfiber I would never use lint filled old towels for any cleaning job.
- the likelihood of any incident occurring that required such a large mop up other than a pipe bursting (that only contained clean water) was highly unlikely.
- I would rather be able to fit the useful towels easily on the shelf than have to cram them in with half a dozen towels that I never use.
So goodbye unused towels, hello to more cupboard space.