I'm actively taking steps to have a more sustainable and multi-purpose home.
I try to keep the countertop clutter to a minimum, and make whatever IS on our counters useful. You'd never know it from most angles, BUT hiding behind that decorative cutting board is a small wash bin and high chair cleaner that I use daily. I use microfiber cloths to wipe the kids off after meals, and throw them in this bin when they're dirty, along with dish towels and other rags. If it's wet, I drape it over the edge to dry before dumping it in the bin to avoid that gross mildew smell. Basically, a mini laundry basket for the kitchen! Why waste paper towels, baby wipes or napkins when it's super easy to throw in a load of reusable cloths - I use at least 3+ per day! 😅
Don't have space to do this? Check out this other idea - I store cleaning rags under the sink in this bin that hooks on the cabinet, but you could drape the rags over to dry and throw them in, completely saving any space on the counter. My kids are messy and I have the space, so hiding it on the counter works out for us.
This is one of my favorite sustainable mom hacks! The cloths are easy to reuse and throw in the wash and I have a color-coded system to make it easy peasy (more on this later!). Do you have a favorite kitchen tip you can share with me?