Let’s Discuss Dishcloths And Sit Back And Watch As I Slowly Turn Into My Grandmother.

posted by on 06/12/2012 | 311 comments (leave one of your own)

I recently read Ellen Sandbeck’s book Organic Housekeeping. It is seriously the best book I’ve ever read regarding cleaning, well, the only book I’ve ever read on cleaning, but it was a total eye opener.

I have switched our cleaning supplies to vinegar, baking soda, and vodka (for cleaning, I swear, mostly) and I am now using dishcloths.


After washing the nightly dishes, I let the dishcloth dry overnight.  It actually dries out quicker than overnight, hooray for 7,000 feet elevation.  I can usually get a few days use before it gets tossed in the wash with the dishtowels.

Fun fact:  Your kitchen sponge can harbor millions of bacteria because it never dries out in between uses.  I’m not saying a dishcloth doesn’t have bacteria, but by washing and drying it I feel that maybe it has less.  Some folks microwave their sponges or toss them in the dishwasher, but the inside of a sponge must reach boiling temperature to kill any bacteria.  Your sponge will probably burst into flames in the microwave and your dishwasher probably doesn’t produce enough heat and the drying cycle won’t fully dry it out.

dish c

I purchased our handmade dishcloths from Wrens Nest Creations, they’ve held up very well. You can enter COLORADO20 for 20% off your purchase.

I don’t like housework, but shopping on Etsy for supplies seems to motivate me. Do any of you use dishcloths?

  • did little master 4

    Maka para member pun menjadi sangat aman dalam bermain.Jadi poker online zaman sekarang sudah bisa untuk dijadikan sarana yang tepat untuk

  • Jacquetta

    I blog frequently and I truly appreciate your information.
    Your article has really peaked my interest. I’m going to book mark your website and keep
    checking for new details about once a week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  • Carson

    Hmm it seems like your website ate my first comment (it was super long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to the whole thing.
    Do you have any helpful hints for inexperienced blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  • Brenton

    Hi I am so thrilled I found your website, I really found you by accident, while I was searching on Google for something else,
    Anyhow I am here now and would just like to say cheers for a tremendous post and a all
    round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to read through it all at the moment but I have saved it and
    also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have
    time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the superb work.

    leave a comment
    Your email is never shared.
    Required fields are marked *