by Tammy Taylor~
Long, long ago I gave up disposable paper napkins in our home. We’ve used cloth napkins exclusively since the kids were babies. Then over a decade ago I was finally able to wean RancherMan off paper towels too. I keep him supplied in plenty of repurposed rags to take their place.
But you know, there are times when a paper napkin would really come in handy. Especially if you have guests who desire a more disposable option. You know, for when they look at you wide-eyed and exclaim in disbelief: “Really? You have NO paper napkins??!!” Yes, I’ve actually had this happen before – more than once! LOL
So in order to have disposable paper napkins on hand for those moments do I go against my environmental bend? Do I take a deep breath & purchase a pack of plastic-wrapped disposable paper napkins anyway? Nope. Come see this easy ‘why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-before’ moment. Use whatcha got, y’all!
Several years ago when RancherMan & I stopped at a drive-through for a quick burger I looked at those 3-4 leftover paper napkins the clerk had added to our bag. I hate to throw them away but handing them back through the window isn’t a good option from a hygiene standpoint. So like most people I popped them into our car’s glove box in case we needed a paper napkin when we’re on the road. But over time they really stacked up and I thought – why not bring ’em into the house & store them for those times when they’re needed??
So I repurposed this plastic snap-top container that was left when someone brought food for us after a surgery. I layer those leftover napkins in & snap the lid shut to keep everything tidy.
When someone asks for a paper napkin I can quickly pull this container out & oblige them! Plus I’ve kept these unwanted paper napkins from just being tossed. Once again an environmental shot, score & win for Use Whatcha Got!
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