Things I Love Thursday- Bounty Paper Towels

tilt I am a frugal soul. Hence, my regular frugal Friday posts. But there are a few things I will not skimp on. Toilet paper is #1 on that list. Only Charmin or Cottonelle with adult wipes (a MUST) to take care of your derriere. The other paper product it isn’t worth skimping on is paper towels. You can buy the bargain brand, but you will just end up using twice as many to clean up your messes. And I don’t know if you have noticed, but motherhood involves cleaning up a LOT of messes.

So we are loving Bounty paper towels around here. They really are the “quicker picker upper”. And I only need one to do a whole bunch of cleaning up. They work like a cloth. And yes I know, I should probably be using actual cloth, but we have a bit of a paper towel addiction here that will be hard to break.

How bout you? What products do you refuse to go frugal on? I would love to know in the comments. Or feel free to link up to something you love in the Mr. Linky. You can pick anything. All I ask is that you link back here and try and check out some of the other participants links so we can help each other out with a little traffic. Other guidelines can be found here. Link away!


  1. We use Bounty as well, although I *love* Viva paper towels…super duper soft! I’m just too cheap to by them. ;) And I refuse to settle for anything other than Charmin Ultra Soft. No sandpaper for me, thankyouverymuch!

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  2. I am new here and following you on Twitter thanks to PS He Loves you.

    Anyway, I do not skimp on Peanut Butter. Jif only. And I’m pretty happy with Target brand TP and PT (paper towel).

    I’ll be back! :-)

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  3. Im not a paper towel user.. I use cloth towels for everything! So, I don’t really know the differences in paper towel brands.

    Lauras last blog post..Things I Love Thursday – Quaker Mini Delights

  4. We use bounty too!!! Anything else is not even worth buying.

  5. Bama mayo here all of the way! I use Bounty Basic or Sparkle paper towels. We use most any tp. Mainly Charmin, Cottonelle or Angel Soft.

    Great post! Blessings!

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  6. I don’t compromise on condiments. We only use Heinz ketchup, French’s mustard, and Kraft mayo. Everything else I go generic or lowest price!

    Joanna @ Grace In The Homes last blog post..Works for Me: Cheap Fun

  7. I generally get paper towels from Costco so I can get a lot. I’m not particularly brand loyal though.
    I’m really not good at picking THINGS for this carnival. I’ll have to work on that…

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  8. Do NOT skimp on the tissues! When you need to blow your nose 40 bazillion times in one day with a cold you will be glad you got the 3 ply with lotion rather than the cheap-o brand that’s more like sand paper! ;)

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  9. Janet F says:

    I am new to your Things I Love Thursday!

    I love Bounty for when I need a soft towel to clean with. I use them on my kitchen and bathroom cabinets and to polish furniture.

    When I clean my windows I like to use Scott Towels. They are harder and leave a streak free finish.

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  11. I don’t skimp on TP or tissues. I kinda skimp on diapers but not really. I never use store brand because my kids have sensitive little bums. I go for LUVS. Not the most expensive not the least.

    Anns last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Sitting Under the Saucer

  12. We get the Costco brand of paper towels, but I have to say that I never skimp on Kleenex brand tissues.

    Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessingss last blog post..yum! yum!

  13. Ok I want to participate but I can’t find the code for the button. Help?

    Anns last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – Sitting Under the Saucer

  14. I refuse to go cheapo on toilet paper and kleenex. The cheap ones hurt to blow my nose on :)

    Beth@Not a Bow in Sights last blog post..Things I Love Thursday: Freebies

  15. I’m with you on paper towels (Bounty, of course) and toilet paper (Cottonelle). I also refuse to be frugal on tissues (Puffs with lotion all the way) and paper napkins (Bounty–have you tried these?).
    Have a fantastic time this weekend!! So jealous.

    Marias last blog post..Things I Love Thursday–Homemade Jewelry Cleaner

  16. Andrea McMann says:

    Toilet paper is our thing we don’t go cheap on. That and dish soap. Unless we’re really doing poorly on our budget, we try to go for Charmin and DAwn. :)

    Andrea McManns last blog post..Wordless Wednesday: Tutu Girl!

  17. Pampers diapers. Probably the most expensive brand, but nothing beat’s ’em. Plus, there are ALWAYS coupons, so I don’t feel quite as guilty.

    Dianes last blog post..Cheerio Thief

  18. I use paper towels way to often then I should also. I use either bounty or viva, which are the best but pretty expensive.

    Amber Doumas last blog post..I am not ready!

  19. I’m with you on paper towels and tp (LOVE Bounty!). I don’t skimp on – um- feminine products. I also don’t skimp on facial tissue- aka- kleenex. It has to be either Puffs or Kleenex with lotion in it. Otherwise my nose just gets so raw.

    Candace (Mama Mia)s last blog post..Things I Love Thursday- Mascara

  20. Yup, we use Bounty paper towels too, and I totally agree with you!

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  21. Melissa says:

    I am very frugal at heart, too, but I have several things I will not skimp on either. I have always called myself a “diaper snob” because I would only buy Pampers – the generic diapers felt like cardboard. If I wouldn’t put it on my own rear, I wouldn’t put it on my baby’s. I also only buy tissue with lotion, but I do not care which kind it is. I have recently discovered the store brand ultra toilet paper at Walgreens, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It is thick and soft, and I stock up when it is on sale. The sale price is cheaper than Angel Soft at Wal-Mart. Plus, I don’t need to use as much, which saves me even more in the long run. So on the tp, it is frugal and noncompromising all rolled into one! I guess the last non-skimping item is Scrubbing Bubble Mega Shower Foamer. I bought one with a coupon and followed the directions, and cleaning my shower has never been so easy. Seriously, I think I could be a spokesperson for that stuff!

  22. Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt says:

    I’m “Blissdom surfing” and just had to say that I completely agree with your paper products philosophy. Lovin’ the Bounty, too. Bounty Basic works well, too. See ya tomorrow! :)

    Moriah @ Please Pass the Salts last blog post..Because nothing says ‘stay warm’ like a freezing bowl of ice cream

  23. Toilet Paper for us too! We’re Angel Soft people. I also won’t go cheap on diapers (Pampers, Huggies or Luvs are the only ones that haven’t leaked on my son)….wipes (Huggies Supreme)….coffee (I’m a coffee snob and can’t tolerate most supermarket brands!!)….

  24. We’ve discovered the Sam’s Club brand (Members Mark) paper towels are just as good. I do, however, spend the extra $ on the Bounty paper napkins.

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  25. I a so cheap. I don’t know if there is anything I don’t skimp on! I’ll have to think about it.

  26. Bounty paper towels, Kraft mayo, and Jif Peanut Butter

  27. Brownies! Because what better way to get through these times, then some sweet distractions.

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