• Frugality

    Frugality of Family Cloths and Menstrual Pads

    Once again I find myself doing a load of whites.  A friend of mine asked me why I have so much laundry, and I simply said “because I don’t use paper towels.” Truth is, I don’t use paper towels, kleenex, paper napkins, bathroom tissue or sanitary pads. I use cloth instead for all of these items. When you tell someone you…

  • Frugality,  Simplicity

    Simplicity of Menstrual Cloths

    As I have stated in earlier posts I now use family cloths instead of bathroom tissue.  I decided to research using menstrual cloths as well when I stumbled upon an article at Associated Content about using regular wash cloths folded in a certain way. This makes sense in an incredibly simple way. Think about it:  you already have wash cloths you…

  • Finances,  Frugality,  Simplicity

    Family Cloth Savings

    I figured it up: When we use bathroom tissue it normally takes about 2 rolls a week of average tissue in our house. I buy 40 packs of Pom tissue at Sam’s Club. The current price is $18.88 plus tax for those 40 rolls, meaning each roll costs $0.41 each before tax. I make my own laundry detergent, which costs…

  • Frugality,  Simplicity

    Family Cloth and Company

    Guess what? I had some people come over, and my one kid spent the night. They used the tissue and I still quietly used the family cloths. I even washed the cloths in front of one friend. She had no idea what I was washing. She knows I keep a sanitizer bucket for kitchen towels in the kitchen so she…

  • Frugality,  Simplicity

    Forgetting the Family Cloth

    Some habits die hard. Bathroom tissue is among them. Several times today I found myself grabbing off of the roll left in the bathroom for camouflage. Not good. I will continue to correct myself as I work toward saving more money. I have more cloths, purchased on sale so that I don’t have to worry about running out before laundry…

  • Frugality,  Simplicity

    Family Cloths

    We got about four inches of snow here last night. When I went to open the door this morning for the dog I discovered a snow drift blocking the door! I grabbed the broom and swept the area clean in a few minutes, however. After reading posts for several months I have decided to try Family cloths, where you use…