Pure and Simple . . .

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”  Oscar Wilde

What do you like to stockpile?  For awhile I kept a deep pantry filled with black beans, navy beans, refried black beans, pinto beans... I think you get the picture.

The second thing I stockpile are towels for the kitchen. I actually buy bathroom hand towels in the colors I need. I buy a mid price towel and I have found they last close to 15 years or more. They migrate from kitchen duty to cleaning duty as they get older and then to rags. 

Stockpiling tea towels is another thought. Have you ever counted how many paper towels you use in a single day?  I have. I even bought cloth paper towels. They lasted about three months before I tossed them. There are just somethings that require a throw away towel.  If you can stockpile tea towels or hand towels, you can do anything with them.  For a towel to dry things the 100 percent cotton towel allows you to dry things lint-free, and you can drip dry dishes on them easily. They are perfect for wiping down the stove or counter tops. It is so easy to launder them and dry them quickly and have them back in use. If you can find them, tea towels come in many patterns and colors.

Always SKIP the cheap kitchen towels they try to sell you. They are thin and last only through one season. They do not wash well. Instead go out and find thick cotton hand towels for the bathroom or start your collection of Tea Towels. These both work great in the kitchen and you will save on using up so many paper towels aka trees. 

Matthew 12:44 "Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order.