Photo by Susie Linquist
Not too long ago, I wrote a post about certain household items that are common purchases, but are not needed and creates a lot of waste in the short or long-term. One of these items I mentioned was paper towels. They are generally used to wipe up household messes and spills and are chucked in the garbage without a second thought. Though I have made an effort to buy paper towels that are made from recycled paper, these products are not recyclable once they are used.
I recently discovered an alternative to conventional paper towels: SKOY Cloths
The SKOY reusable cloths are made from renewable raw materials and are 100% biodegradable.
My take: Compared to conventional sponges, the SKOY cloths are much more absorbent. When I use them to wipe up spills, it really gets the job done. These cloths leaves very little to no streaks or residue behind. On their website they state that you can wash them in the washer, dishwasher, and microwave (to kill the germs). We don’t own a microwave and I usually forget to put them in our dishwasher, but I have used it in our washing machine with great success. Though I rinse them out after each use, putting them in the washer gets them much cleaner. Since we line dry most of the time, I haven’t put them in the dryer yet, but you can dry them up to 90 degrees.
I have had my SKOY cloths for several months and they have stood the test of time and use. They’ve lasted much longer than my conventional sponges which are not biodegradable. I definitely give the SKOY Cloths a thumbs up.
And for the giveaway you’ve all been waiting for…
On September 15th, one lucky Green and Chic reader will receive two 4-packs of the SKOY Cloths.
Here’s how to enter:
Go to the SKOY Cloth website and tell me something you learned about the cloth, the company, how to use and take care of the cloth OR what you can and will use it for. This is your first entry.
Optional: To earn more points, you can do each of the following (separate comment for each entry):
1. Blog about the giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. If you comment below with the link, you will get two extra points.
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. To make it easier, you can use the “retweet” button at the bottom left hand side of this post. Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted.
4. Email 5 friends about the giveaway. Leave a comment below telling me that you did.
You can do one or all of the above. The more you do, the better your chance of winning. The contest will end on Monday, September 15th. The winner will be selected via Random.org and will be notified via email and will also be announced in a future post.
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