Shop paper towels are superior to kitchen paper towels

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Utterly agree, but a good middle-cost option is the classic cloth-like Viva towels. Those are my go-to cat barf towels.


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Beat me to it. Love his channel.

Admittedly, I use both types- the costco-branded ones for kitchen and general use (along with Z-fold towels from Georgia Pacific which were purchased during pandemic) and the blue shop towels. I usually grab whatever’s closest for spill and barf cleanups.


I use a pair of wide plastic putty knives to scrape the barf off of the floor or carpet. Even on the carpet this helps remove most of the solids and liquids. Then for carpets I blot the stain with an ordinary paper towel, then scrub with stain remover and a brush.


I try to avoid using shop towels, or their less durable domestic equivalent, Viva, because they are made of plastic and are even less environmentally friendly than regular paper towels if used as disposables.


For regular household cleanup, I have a couple dozen extra cheap cotton washcloths, which get washed with the rest of the towels in loads I would be running anyway. We still use shop and plain paper towels for stuff too gross or toxic for washcloths.

I knew before clicking that this would be Project Farm.

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