It may seem like paper towels are a kitchen necessity that have been around forever, but in truth they were first introduced in the early 1930s by Arthur Scott of the Scott Paper Co. who decided one day to perforate toilet paper into sheet-sized portions and sell them. A whole new industry was born.
From “The Quicker Picker Up” to those ever-reliable pre-folded office models, we’ve got you covered with these paper towel packs.
You’d have to be born on the Moon to not recognize Bounty’s omnipresent monicker – “the quicker picker-up.” Keep your home stocked with Bounty and relax knowing that 100 percent of the pulp used to make their towels is from responsibly managed forests.
Clever name aside, there’s no magic involved with Presto towels. They’re up to 75 percent more absorbent than competing 1-ply brands and are made of responsibly sourced materials.
I use paper towels for practically everything in my house: as napkins during dinner, tissues during cold season, packing material and – oh yeah, as paper towels. That’s why I’m fully on board with these “tear-a-square” rolls. These two-ply rolls do the work of twice as many one-ply rolls, so this 16-pack will have you covered.
As a seasoned veteran of 30 years in the office world, I feel a natural attachment to these pre-folded paper towels from Scott, which usually are perched above every workplace sink. Awaiting the next runny nose or coffee spill, these gems can be found stuffed in half my desk’s drawers. Why? Because a regular roll of paper towels won’t fit there. Simple genius, I say.
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.