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Even though our children are older, it doesn’t mean I have fewer messes in my house.  Sometimes I think I have LARGER messes, and the fact that my husband can make messes equivalent to 3 toddlers.  So, I’ve given in to the fact that my days will always  include cleaning………and more cleaning.

My arsenal of everyday cleaning aids, always includes paper towels.  When something in the kitchen needs cleaning,  I reach for the paper towels, more often than not.  But there are some things I still prefer to use my kitchen dishcloth for, like wiping off counters and the table.  

I recently started to think twice when I learned that this kitchen workhorse, my dishcloth, has a dirty little secret.

I was thrilled when P&G asked if I would like to give the Bounty® DuraTowel a try!  They promised this paper towel would offer me everything I love about my dishcloth, without the germs!  Designed with more fibers, that hold together even when wet, it would feel and clean like a cloth!

I said….. “I’m from Missouri, so Show ME!” lol

I noticed immediately that the Bounty® DuraTowel felt thicker and stronger than the paper towels I had been using. I put it to the ultimate test the first time I used it by cleaning my cutting board after I cut up raw chicken for dinner.  A serious mess that’s full of germs, and the Bounty DuraTowel held up perfectly!

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After learning that a single day’s use of a dishcloth in the kitchen can harbor millions of germs, seeing how well Bounty® DuraTowel held up wet and the fact that it leaves surfaces three times cleaner than my used dishcloth,* I’ve decided to ditch the dishcloth and switch to new DuraTowel more often.  (*1 tsp. spaghetti sauce, 10 mls. coffee, 1/8 tsp. creamer on laminate countertop)

I was sent a brand new dishcloth to use in my kitchen for 2-3 days then I sent it back to P&G Research to be tested.  According to the P&G Research and Development team, adenosine triphosphate or ATP is a molecule present in all animal, vegetable, bacterial, yeast and mold cells. The standard restaurant kitchen ATP number for a clean kitchen averages between 150-300.

If your used dishcloth ranks higher than 300 it’s time to ditch your dishcloth & switch to Bounty® DuraTowel – the only paper towel clinically proven to leave surfaces 3X cleaner than a used dishcloth.–My dishcloth came back with a score WAY over 300 – GROSS!

Bottom line is…….Bounty DuraTowel gives me and other moms what we need to help keep our kitchens clean! I like that!

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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+


  1. Thanks for the party tonight. I go through a roll of towels every two to three days! I use them a lot!! Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!

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  6. Thank so much for the part cheryl! Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Mothers day!

  7. Thanks for the awesome party, Cheryl! Have a wonderful weekend : )

    xoxo Liz

  8. Thanks for the party Cheryl!!

  9. Thanks for hosting Cheryl! Hope you are having a good week 🙂

  10. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

  11. Thank you for another wonderful party, Cheryl!

  12. Thank you so much for hosting, Cheryl!!

  13. Thank you for another great party, Cheryl! I hope you have an excellent weekend!

  14. thank you so much for the party! 🙂

  15. Thanks for the party Cheryl!

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  18. Thanks bunches for hosting! I’ve got to try the towels!!!

  19. Thanks so much for the great party, Cheryl! Have a wonderful day, and Happy Mother’s Day to you this weekend!

  20. Ha! I hear you on that. It seems like the older they get the bigger the messes are. 🙂

    Have a fabulous weekend Cheryl!

  21. Thanks for hosting! Happy Mother’s Day!
    Cindy @ crazyloucreations

  22. Thank you so much for hosting another great Party darlin’! I hadn’t thought of using paper towel to clean like that. It does make sense not to use a nasty dishcloth and infect everything else with salmonella though… I will keep that in mind next time I cut up chicken. I hope that you have a fabulous Mother’s Day weekend! See you soon 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  23. Thanks for hosting…have a great weekend!

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  25. Thanks Cheryl, have a great weekend!

  26. Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a Happy Mother’s Day weekend!

  27. Thank you so much for hosting Cheryl!! Have a wonderful week 🙂

    xo, Tanya

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  29. Thank you for the party! I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s day too!

  30. Thanks for hosting a fun par-tay! So much great stuff!

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  33. Thanks for hosting, Cheryl! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  34. What would happen if you poured some vinegar on that sponge of yours and microwaved it on high for a minute before sending it to P&G Research? Or what if you put that sponge in your dishwasher with your next load of dishes and did a Sani-rinse? Would the lab find it so unsanitary? When things get dirty, they should be cleaned, not replaced with wasteful disposable alternatives.

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