Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I expect less from my paper towels

Have you given much thought to your paper towels today? Probably not, as paper towels fall into the same category as bath tubs and scissors - the Uncomplicated Things That Always Work category. The beauty of these things is that we don't have to think about them and there are no decisions to make while using them.

And that's why I don't like these:

My husband purchased these recently because our normal 'select-a-size' white paper towels were out of stock. These have a retro-ish design and the ubiquitous 'Live-Love-Laugh' motto sprinkled over each sheet.

Are they supposed to be inspirational? To provide you with a subliminal wake-up call whenever you wipe up a spill? You know, you're thinking about whether that red wine will stain the floor and suddenly you see the word 'Live' and think, "Today is the first day of the rest of my life . . . and, gosh-darnit, I'm gonna make the most of it!" Or maybe other people find these cheery without taking the message to heart?

If you're a fan of these, I'd love to hear from you! As for me, I just want plain, white PTs with no message! I'm off to spill something in hopes of using the last of this roll . . .


  1. Maybe they should say: clean, scrub, toil!
    I don't care about paper towels, but I like the ones that let you pull off a small perforated piece rather than the whole big towel.

  2. i guess i don't mind the designed paper towels, but i'm sort of ocd about it and try to choose ones that at least sort of match my kitchen. but you're right...plain white looks much better. i'm really trying not to use them at all anymore if i can help it (green living, blah blah blah) but there are some spills that only a pt can tackle. happy thursday! xoxo

  3. Here, here! Only white ones for me. In fact, until I came up with my fun paper towel holder, they were under the counter.

  4. I don't mind those types of paper towels but your post made me giggle. I honestly haven't been using many PTs since I received my SKOY cloths in the mail. I posted a review for them on my blog and I also have a giveaway going on for them right now if you would like to get a few entries in. I've been following you for a while but I wanted to say hi while i did my blog hop on Feed Squares. I'll see you around!
    Julie @ Bunches of Bargains

  5. LOL! You are too funny! And you completely convinced me to stick to my white paper towels. I actually LOVED the idea on this post, lol.


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