'Reusing' paper towels
I buy the blue shop towels in W'mart at about $2 a roll. They are great for cleaning and are washable! After the initial use in the kitchen, I handwash and hang to dry. The next use is for wiping up spills on floors or light cleaning. Final uses are for bathroom cleaning. Sometimes i get four or five uses from one towel as they are very sturdy and hold up through several wash & drys.