How to Save Money on Paper Towels

by Tricia Goss ; Updated July 27, 2017
Save Money on Paper Towels

Items you will need

  • Coupons
  • Wash Cloths
  • Dish Rags
  • Paper Bags
  • Newspaper

Many people are looking for more and more ways to save money. It is really important to respect your finances in order to respect your own financial future. There are ways to save money on anything, even paper towels. These steps will show you how to save on one household staple.

Step 1

Purchase paper towels when they are on sale. Use a coupon if you can. If you find a great sale, buy extra. Paper towels store well under the bed.

Step 2

Stock up on inexpensive washcloths and dishrags, and use them in place of paper towels. Not only will you save money, but you will also help the environment.

Step 3

Make paper towels do double duty. If you use one to dab up a small spill, chances are there is still a large unused area. Use it to wipe out your sink.

Step 4

Try paper towels that are perforated in half-sizes. You probably do not always need a large paper towel, but if you do just tear that much off. You will save money by using only as much as you require.

Step 5

Use paper bags instead of paper towels for things like draining grease from bacon. Simply cut bags into plate-size squares and keep a stack in your kitchen. You can use a single paper towel or napkin on top of a stack of paper bag squares, if you would rather not set food directly on the paper bags.

Step 6

Wipe windows and mirrors with pieces of newspaper instead of paper towels. Not only will this save you money, but newspapers are lint-free and are great for cleaning glass without leaving streaks.

Tips

  • Use your imagination to find even more ways to save. It is possible to get some cheap paper towels.

Warnings

  • Don't buy a brand name or more fancy packaging. Paper towels tend to do the same duty regardless of the packaging.

About the Author

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for OfficeUsers.org. She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.

Photo Credits

  • www.morguefile.com/kevinrosseel