Paper towels are convenient and sometimes the best way to clean up a mess. However, they do have a negative environmental impact and can contribute to deforestation and the climate crisis. Sometimes we can go a little overboard with how many paper towels we use when we’re being absent-minded.
Children can be the biggest offenders when they’re young since they don’t exactly have the ability to gauge how much they need.
The mom took a paper towel roll and used a sharp knife to cut it in half. Now, the next time her kids decided to take three sheets for a small mess, they’re only taking half as much.
“OMG. I jumped up and did this! Genius,” one person commented.
“This is actually a great idea,” another said.
“I’m going to do this. My daughter takes three to four just to wipe a tiny drop of spillage,” a user wrote.
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