Friday, February 3, 2012

To Paper Or Not To Paper

In trying to save money, as well as reduce waste, I've been trying to get my family to use fewer paper towels.  We use paper towels mostly for two things: picking up cat throw up and draining cooked bacon.
I use the paper towels for the cat mostly because, well, it's gross.  I would rather just throw the paper towel away than have to rinse a cloth towel into the sink.  Being pregnant makes me a little more prone to queasiness, so in that case, I'll go with convenience.
As for the bacon, I just can't imagine draining it onto a cloth towel.  Wouldn't the grease clog up your washing machine?  Would the grease contaminate the other towels?
If you do not use paper towels in your house, how would you get around the bacon grease issue?