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Waste-less Wednesday – Going Paperless

Looking for the very best ways to create a paperless home? I strive to rid our home of so much throwaway paper, and with the exception that I do use bamboo paper towels, paper tissue, and toilet paper alternatives to a minimum. You ask, “How can you run a kitchen with no paper napkins or paper towels?”

I have spent years compiling my favorite go-tos and have them all listed here. To make shopping easier and help you discover some of the latest and greatest ways to reduce your eco-footprint, I have gathered my top pics for you to browse all in one place!

For Everyday Cleanup


To create a paperless kitchen, keep a LOT of cloth at fingers’ reach.  These durable, high-quality utility towels are a must!


You need a pile of everyday napkins for the family, and…


A little nicer stash of napkins, these are mostly put away until the guests arrive.


The softest unbleached bamboo TP for your tush = TUSHY (in my opinion)! 

Toilet paper wipes out 27,000 trees a day. Worldwide, the equivalent of almost 270,000 trees is either flushed or dumped in landfills every day and roughly 10 percent of that total is attributable to toilet paper, according to the April 2010 issue of World Watch magazine.  So, think of how many we use today?!?

GO COMPLETELY TP FREE – TUSHY also sells bidets! 


Bamboo facial tissues, paper towels, and toilet paper that I stock in my AirBnB with!  I specifically use these products because they are made from bamboo AND this company is TOP-NOTCH in the socially sustainable realm.

Who Gives a Crap, donates 50% of profits to help build toilets AND they have been able to donate over $5.7 million to help provide proper sanitation for the 2 billion people in need!! That is AMAZING!


Clean windows and give everything a streak-free polish!  I think the hardest part of reducing my carbon footprint was finding a window cleaning solution, but I am pretty stocked about these AND they are super cute sitting on the counter.

Of course, it should go without saying, but all the REALLY used cloths can get demoted to the deep-cleaning cloths.  I have a bag in the laundry that is my “rag bag” reserved for the castaways!