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Paper in the Kitchen - do we really need all these?

cstout | Aug 28, 201307:54 AM

Butcher Paper
Freezer Paper
Wax Paper
Parchment Paper
Aluminum Foil
Paper Towels
Paper Napkins
Paper Plates/Bowls
Paper Grocery Bags

I currently have all of these except for the butcher paper & was thinking about getting some of it but it only comes in a big roll & shipping is pricey. Folks have been using the red butcher paper to smoke briskets in. It is FDA compliant so I guess it could be used for other things too. Do you have any good uses for it? Can it take the place of other paper products or is this just one of those "nice to have" items, but not really practical?

Actually, I am trying to cut down on all this paper clutter, but don't know where to start. Maybe if we went down the list & tried to make one item do multi tasks, some money could be saved & bulk be eliminated in the kitchen cabinets.

Which item do you consider essential & how does it do double duty for you? Which item do you rarely purchase?

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