Do you use them? Why not!? You use a real (non-disposable) fabric towels after you take a shower or to dry your hands don't you? Same idea. Paper napkins and paper towels have replaced the cloth napkin for convenience, but is it really that much more convenient? Not really in my opinion. Here are a few reasons to use cloth napkins:
- They cost less.
- They're prettier than paper napkins.
- They're more durable (chances are you'll need only one, even for the messiest of meals).
- They're reusable (for obvious reasons...and just like a towel, you can actually use them a couple times before they need to be laundered - of course that depends on how messy your meal is and how messy you are).
STILL not convinced? Well, I'm not going to twist your arm, but honestly, this is such an easy way to save some money and few trees while you're at it. If you're not ready to make the switch consider composting your used paper napkins and paper towels :) And while we're on the subject, do you compost? Why or why not?