This Reader Uses Her Swedish Towels for Everything

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swedish dishcloths in cabinet

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How many paper towels do you go through on average? Are you in need of coasters? Do you need another sponge? This probably sounds super random, but all these things can be done with the help of some Swedish towels! This week’s Happy Friday reader Tracey is sharing how these simple Swedish towels have made a massive impact around her condo!

Swedish cloths and hand soap

I am a big fan of Swedish dishcloths thanks to past Hip2Save posts. They’re affordable and super useful around the house. I have quite a few and needed a way to corral them all. (Small condo=few drawers/cabinets.) All it took was an inexpensive napkin holder from Walmart to keep them handy!

Swedish towel under hot chocolate mug

I use them daily to place under mugs so I don’t accidentally chip them on my granite countertops. I also cut one in half to place under the soaps by my sink to absorb drips. When one needs to be washed, I just switch it out with the other half.

soaps under swedish towel

Whenever I see H2S posts showing them on sale, I always order a pack or two as they make great gifts. Be sure to see past posts for more useful tips if you haven’t tried them yet!

A hand holding a package of dishcloths

Thanks, Tracey, for highlighting how beneficial Swedish towels are! We have an entire Swedish towel product review pointing out nine reasons why we just can’t get enough of these bio-degradable towels. Currently, you can score a pack of 10 for just $12.42 on Amazon (regularly up to $24.99).

using a swedish dishcloth by the sink

These towels are absorbent, easy to wash, and can do just about every household chore you can think of. It feels good to do something great for the planet, and it feels even better when it means you also have a clean home!


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Comments 5

  1. Suzmorea

    I use my swedish cloths color coded! πŸ˜€ Green is for GROSS-wiping out the inside of my washing machine after I run the Affresh washing tab cleaning cycle. All the pet hair and hitchhikers galore get cleaned out and rinsed over and over from that green cloth. And then I drape it over the laundry room sink to dry. It gets washed with the pet towels and sheets/blankets from the couch πŸ™„ Blue is for kitchen counters-closest color to my grey kitchen walls. White is for windows and mirrors. I could go on and on. I have tried to write with a permanent marker on them to keep the fam informed on what each color is for so I don’t freak out on them lol. So far πŸ‘πŸ»

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So smart, Suzmorea! Thanks for sharing how you use your swedish cloths around your home – they really have so many uses! πŸ™ŒπŸ’•

  2. Sara

    I grew up in a developing country, and this is what my mom used to clean with. I remember that some had designs according to the seasons and holidays. When I moved here for school 25 years ago, I couldn’t find them in any store. When my parents sent me a package with sweets they also included the “magic towels”! We call them Wettex, because I think it was the brand? They even had rolls, that people cut them into different sizes as a way to save money too.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      That is so neat, Sara! Thanks for sharing about your “magic towels!” Love that they were themed too! πŸ₯°

    • Pat

      Sara, I saw the Wettex brand on Amazon.

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