Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I wash unpaper towels?
Normal wash (any temp water), Tumble dry. No fabric softeners or dryer sheets, these create a film on the fabric causing them to repel water instead of absorb. Due to the nature of the fabric these become more absorbent after the first few washes.
How do you store dirty cloth wipes and reusable toilet tissue until its laundry time?
The thought of storing it until laundry day may seem daunting, but rest assured it's very simple! Most of our customers have a small trash receptacle beside their toilet and after use they are place directly into the bin. Since there is air flow in the bin there is virtually no smell whatsoever. This is why we recommend this way. Putting them in an air tight container may seem better, but it does hold in smell which makes dumping them into the washer an unpleasant task.
Why are reusables so much better than disposables?
They help in a few ways actually. Switching to reusables may mean a little more of an investment upfront, but the cost is not reoccurring so they quickly pay for themselves unlike disposables that you are constantly having to replace and buy more. Reusables also help decrease the amount of garbage you create each month and as a result lower your carbon footprint.
Can you use fabric softeners?
Technically, you can, but we recommend against using fabric softeners for ALL of our products.
How long do Unpaper Towels last?
Our personal set has lasted us roughly 4 years so far and still have lots of life left in them. When you follow our wash care instructions the life span of them is unknown, which is a good thing.
How do you wash Unsponges?
Just toss them in the wash along with your towels and Unpaper Towels and wash them like you would anything else. Just ditch the fabric softener because it will cause the Unsponges to repel water.
How often do you change bamboo toothbrushes?
You swap to a new toothbrush just as often as you swap out your current conventional toothbrush; every 3-4 months.
How long does the Beeswax Wraps last?
Approximately 9-12 months when used frequently. You may notice ugly creases in the wax before then, but no need to worry! Just pop them in the oven on a baking sheet at 325 for about 10 seconds and they will look as good as new!
Can you wash Unsponges in the dishwasher?
We do not recommend this method of washing. We have some customers that have done so and continue to love their Unsponges, but this is not our recommended method since we have not tested them ourselves with this washing method. We definitely recommend them being washed in your washer.
Are the Snack Bags leak-proof?
Simply put, no since it IS fabric. However, they are made from ProCare and are extremely water resistant. The polyester thread helps prevent leaks as well. It's totally safe to carry berries or a sliced up orange without a worry of leakage, but don't pour go pouring a cup of water in it and expect it not to leak. That my friend, will get messy!