Tuesday

Money Saving Tip

Back when we were preparing for our wedding I registered for cloth napkins that matched my dishes. I think at the time I thought it'd be nice to have everything match in case I did any formal entertaining.

Well, I definitely haven't done any formal entertaining and these were just taking up space in my cupboards (remember, I've been going through each section of the house decluttering so as to Lighten my Load.) I decided that if I was going to keep these, then I had better start using them.

So, now I have incorporated them into our napkin basket. It is saving me a little money by not going through as many paper napkins (which I feel like we go through a lot of them). It's really not costing me any more to be washing them because there's only about 6 of them so it's not a change in the laundry load. Anyways, it's not a huge savings, but if you were to go to all cloth napkins I'm sure you'd see a difference then. And I thought I had to do formal entertaining to use cloth napkins! I can tell you it's not too formal with a 5, 3 and 14 month old at the table but the kids do enjoy using the cloth napkins! ;)

5 comments:

velvet said...

i looove using cloth napkins! almost as much as andy HATES using them :) he's coming around, though...i actually use a mix of fun printed cloths - don't tell, but some were even originally washcloths that were so cute i decided to use them as napkins :)

Becky said...

what a great idea--you're inspiring me to make some maybe!!! did you buy fun ones or did you make them?
ha ha about andy...too funny! at first i didn't think i would like them, but it's not bad and like i said the kids like them. :) i seriously want to add that to my list of things to do...make some cute ones, especially for the kids.

clintonverley said...

Cool idea, thanks Becky. I have a feeling we have some things we won't be using either; we'l be searching for creative ways to use them.

GingerG said...

Great idea! I'm not sure why I haven't thought of this! haha : ) I have some that we could use!

Becky @ purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Hope you like the transition. I actually like them better than paper napkins!

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