Watch This: The Trick to Using Only One Paper Towel

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Pop quiz: After washing your hands, how many pieces of paper towel do you yank from the roll at home or the dispenser in a public restroom?

Two? Three? However many come out?

If you ever take more than one sheet of paper towel to dry your hands, you’re wasting an awful lot.

Watch this video from TEDx Talks to learn the simple secret to getting your hands completely dry with just one sheet:

To help out the environment and your budget even more, don’t use any paper towels to dry your hands at home. Grab a dish towel, hand towel or other manner of machine-washable cloth instead.

As Donna Freedman writes in “How I Make a Roll of Paper Towels Last a Year“:

“Sure, paper towels are convenient. But they’re expensive too. Why use and toss wads of paper when I can use a piece of cloth, launder it and use it again?”

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