Living in a house I routinely bought truck-size quantities of paper towels. On a boat, I lack the space, and in many countries paper products cost twice as much as they do in the U.S. Both reasons were incentive enough to try out Trader Joe’s Super Amazing Kitchen Cloths. These are like chamois cloths for the galley, and at $4 for a two-pack it’s hard to go wrong. They’ve completely eliminated the need for paper towels, with the exception of when we check the engine oil (we keep one roll for that). We use the cloths for cleaning all surfaces throughout the boat, inside and outside. When they’re dirty, we wash, dry and reuse. Saves on trash, saves on trees, saves on money. Likewise, we now use cloth napkins that we make from quilting scrap remnants you can buy cheaply at any fabric store, and you can use the same thing for wrapping paper.