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12 Dish Towels To Help You Finally Ditch Paper Towels for Good

Kara Jillian Brown

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Giving up paper towels isn't as hard as you think. Once they're gone for good, you'll eventually stop reaching for the phantom paper towel roll and instead go straight to your stash of reusable cloths. But if you don't want to be doing laundry all of the time, you're going to need a lot of towels.

Dish towels are, obviously, best when they're clean and fresh. And if you don't have paper towels to dry your hands and dishes, they're going to get gross much sooner. Shop 12 options below.

12 dish towels to make ditching paper towels a reality

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1. Crate and Barrel Blossom Dish Towels, Set of 2

This set of two pink and beige towels feature a dainty floral pattern, making them perfect for spring and summer. The pattern is screen printed on and the towels are made from 100 percent cotton.

2. MU Kitchen Café Flour Sack Dish Towels (Set of 6)

Made of extremely absorbent cotton, this set of six dish towels are great for drying dishes. The set includes two brown, two white, and two beige towels.

3. Crate and Barrel Olive Waffle Chambray Dish Towel

This waffle chambray dish towel combines olive green yarn-dyed cotton with white details. The texture makes it great for everything from cleaning spills to drying hands.

4.  Crate and Barrel Aster Solid Grey Dish Towels, Set of 4

Keep it simple with this set of four solid grey dish towels. Alternating "nubby and smooth" textures add subtle stripes to give these towels a bit more visual interest. They're made of pure cotton and soften with every wash.

5. Food Network Quick-Dry Dishcloth 4-pk

These easy-care, quick-drying, terry-cotton dishcloths are the perfect addition to your kitchen stash.  They feature a chevron pattern on a fade-resistant material.

6. Crate and Barrel Flour Sack Dish Towel Set with Reusable Bag

Made from flour sack material, these dish towels feature three bold yet classic black-and-white or blue-and-white patterns. They're woven from absorbent cotton and get softer after every wash. Bonus: they come with a reusable bag that can be used to store your towels or to collect produce while you're at the grocery store.

7. Crate and Barrel Oversized Waffle Orange Dish Towels, Set of 2

These vibrant-orange, oversized dish towels will pack a punch in any kitchen. The chunky waffle weave is made of pure cotton and will get softer and softer with every wash.

8. Tag Canyon Set of 4 Cotton Dishtowels

This set of four coordinating dish towels are woven from absorbent, easy-care 100 percent cotton. The set is available in red and black.

9. Crate and Barrel Stripe Dish Towels, Set of 2

Get a classic farmhouse look with these tea towels accented with bright white stripes. They're made from 100 percent cotton and are great to dry your counters, dishes, and hands. They come in four colors, including lilac, olive, gray, and blue.

10. KAF Home Pantry Lemons All Over Cotton Dish Towels (Set of 4)

Add a bit of cheer to your kitchen with these yellow cotton dish towels. This set of four features three yellow and white graphic-print towels and one lemon print.

11. Food Network Flour Sack Kitchen Towel 3-pk

If you love a stark white look, go for these flour sack cotton towels. Keep them around strictly to mop up water to keep them bright and fresh looking.

12. Crate and Barrel Pineapple Dish Towels, Set of 2

This set of two orange dish towels pairs a solid woven towel with a stencil-like pineapple print to make your kitchen feel a bit tropical. They're made from cotton that softens when washed.

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