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#1 of 9 Old 12-30-2007, 09:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have decided, after going through a ton of Kleenex this weekend because all four of us have snot running, that I have got to find some cloth Kleenex. Especially since we're going to have five in the house in the near future, and I might as well be prepared for allergy season (I have horrendous allergies).

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Ideally I'd like to have something as thin as Kleenex, and *very* soft. If I have to buy fabric and sew them up, I can handle that, I just don't know what kind of fabric I'm looking for, and our local fabric stores are quite limited and pricey.

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Couldn't you buy cotton or silk men's handkerchiefs? That's what my dh uses.
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I just cut up old flannel pj's that were no longer wearable. I didn't sew up the edges and they're fraying a tad, but really not too bad. They work SOOO good! I can't stand using real Kleenex anymore, it's so inferior!
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We just use cloth diaper wipes. I've found there is nothing more gentle than velour on my sore nose!
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we mostly just use bandanas, they're cotton and you can usually find them cheap. but i did get two bamboo bandanas from bamboosa and they are soooooo nice. if i was making some, i'd buy some bamboo fabric for them for sure. it's soooo silky and soft!
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I just picked up a package of cotton handkerchiefs last time we bought my DH a suit. We've both gotten to the point now where we don't use Kleenex at all, and still have several boxes of it sitting in the cabinet.

I really like the idea of flannel ones, though... I'll have to try that... I think I'd prefer double-napped flannel rather than single napped, though (fuzzy on both sides, not just one).

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I bought a few large lots of vintage hankies off ebay. The're mostly thin cotton and very soft on the nose. I had a bad cold for several days last week, and my nose wasn't red and sore from blowing it!

Our remaining paper tissues are in the downstairs bathroom for guest use.

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We don't buy Kleenex, we only use wipes. Guests have to use TP.

Our wipes are double or single flannel, cut up receiving blankets. And the occasional thin cotton wash cloth.

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Like another poster said, I have some hankies I got in the men's suit department. They have held up for years, and they are all DH and I use, and have used for about 5 years now. I don't even own any paper tissues. I forgot a hankie at work the other day and I had to use regular tissues, and I was miserable. They hurt my nose and I hate the waste.

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