We like to keep stacks of dishtowels in the house, they come in handy not only for drying dishes and hand but also are the perfect general (not to mention green) cleaning tool - polishing mirrors, wiping down counter tops, dusting furniture, the options are limitless. Our current favorites? The linen-cotton blend towels from Crate and Barrel.
The linen makes them lint free while the cotton means no need to iron. White may seem impractical for cleaning, but we love it because stains can be easily bleached out. Of course, if you want to dress them up they're the perfect canvas for screen printing or embroidering.
Currently on sale, $6.95 for four at Crate and Barrel.