Paper towels and hand towel dispensers are installed for easy use almost everywhere. Whether you're at home, the office, or patronizing a business, chances are there are paper towels and a paper hand towel dispenser in the restroom or kitchen. They are part of the landscape, and do not become the topic of our day-to-day conversation. We usually just take them for granted. But what if they had never been invented?
We know that paper towels help stop the spread of germs. Since each towel is only used once, you can dry your hands or mop up a spill without fear of contamination from your towel. Imagine if everyone that used a public restroom had to use the same two or three cloth towels to dry their hands on! Not only would the towels be a soggy, unattractive mess in short order, but we would expose ourselves to germs with every use.
Would we want to hand over our nice towel when the car oil or a tire has just been changed and greasy hands are waiting to be clean and dry? And who would think of using cloth towels on some of the chores created by pets, toddlers and teens? If we decided to use a new cloth towel for every dirty face and each spill or pet accident, laundry would pile up quickly. Water, gas or electricity and detergent costs would mount proportionately.
From house paint to finger paint smears, from makeup to nail polish blots, from soup to wine spills… paper towels have not failed us. Best of all, when the job is done disposable towels are out of sight and gone. There's no extra laundry, and we are spared the frustration of trying to salvage a heavily soiled towel that was bought especially to match the kitchen or bathroom decor.
So now we know we don't want to imagine a world without paper towels. We want to be certain, however, that they are well-managed before they are used. We must strive not to waste our much-needed disposable towels, and we must not allow them to clutter our space. To that end we need a paper towel holder or hand towel dispenser. Only then can we realize the full benefit paper towels afford. The challenge is finding an acceptable dispenser, one that will not be an eyesore for our family or the guests in our home.
There are options that will provide a healthy, handy and attractive solution, and that will not ruin the look we worked so hard to achieve in our kitchen or bath. Many are wall mounted units that dispense center pull types like c-fold or multi-fold paper towels. If we use 100% recycled paper towels, we also help our planet by going greener. We are able to enjoy the fullest benefit of paper towels and all of the features of our hand towel dispenser.
Let's ensure our pretty cloth towels stay pretty. Let's fight the spread of germs and conserve energy. Let's go green while we're at it, and let's not imagine a world without paper towels!