Watch This: The Trick to Using Only One Paper Towel

Advertising Disclosure: When you buy something by clicking links on our site, we may earn a small commission, but it never affects the products or services we recommend.

Thermchai /

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?”

What’s your take on this trick? Share your thoughts below or on the Money Talks News Facebook page.

Get smarter with your money!

Want the best money-news and tips to help you make more and spend less? Then sign up for the free Money Talks Newsletter to receive daily updates of personal finance news and advice, delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for our free newsletter today.