Quick Review: Kleenex Hand Towels
Recently I tested out the new Kleenex hand towels. In my ongoing quest to keep my little ones’ hands as germ-free as possible, the Kleenex hand towels seemed like a great idea.
The box comes with 60 folded paper hand towels. I purchased the teal box which is pictured at left for around $3.50. Would I recommend buying Kleenex disposable hand towels? Should you take it or leave it?
Kleenex Hand Towels: The Good
Kid approved: My kids took right to the disposable hand towels and frankly, I was thankful not to have their germy hands all over a regular bathroom towel!
One at a time: The hand towels don’t stick together, and I never saw 2 towels come out of the box at the same time.
Space saving: The box is very skinny from front to back, which makes it easy to place on a bathroom counter because it doesn’t take up a lot of space.
Won’t break the bank: The price is decent; the box of Kleenex hand towels I purchased barely cost more than a box of Kleenex tissues. Of course, using a washable towel is even more frugal, but then you have the germs to contend with.
Kleenex Hand Towels: The Bad
They don’t last long: With 60 Kleenex hand towels in the box, I was unsure of just how long one box would make it in my medium-use home bathroom. I expected at least a week’s worth of hand towels for 4 hand washers (and I was out of town for a few of the days). It was surprising that the box only lasted for 5 days, especially because for many of my hand washings I was still using a regular towel.
Hard to identify: Without the plastic label on the front (which I tore off because it was loose and I thought it was supposed to be removed), you can’t really tell what this box is. You might not know that it isn’t just a tall box of facial tissues, because the box looks just like a Kleenex box (imagine that!). In fact, my family only knew it was for drying hands because I told them.
If I’d had guests come over, I doubt they would have known instinctively that the teal box held their replacement to a big fluffy hand towel. There is a tiny strip of clear plastic around the opening that says “Kleenex hand towels”, but I wonder how many people will really read it.
Too light to stay on the counter: The box is lightweight cardboard and lifts up from the counter when you try to pull a hand towel out of the box. This is a problem because you have to then hold the box with one wet hand while you pull out a towel with another wet hand. Did I mention the box was made of cardboard? The water from your wet hands makes for rippling on the box after it soaks in. If Kleenex was to make a decorative box holder for these packages, it would be a big improvement.
Kleenex Hand Towels: Take It or Leave It?
For an adult only bathroom, I say skip the Kleenex hand towels. It’s cheaper to use a hand towel and launder it, and at least you do know where your hands have been (unlike with your children)!
You could almost get the same effect by putting a paper towel rack in your bathroom and installing a fresh roll of paper towels. The paper towels would be a much more frugal option if you’re dead set on having disposable hand towels in your bathroom.
However, in a kid bathroom, I definitely recommend buying the disposable Kleenex hand towels. With the Kleenex hand towels, you’ll be able to track how much their hands are being washed, because you can tell how many days it took a box of 60 hand towels to disappear. Also, you’ll have a lot less cross-contamination of germs by having them use disposables instead of sharing a regular towel with other kids (who may be wiping their faces, noses, toothpaste, etc. on the towel too).
Where to Buy Kleenex Hand Towels
I picked up my Kleenex hand towels at Walmart for around $3.50. However, you can also buy them on Amazon, where you can get a 6 pack of Kleenex hand towels for $21.21 with free super saver shipping. You can click here to buy Kleenex hand towels on Amazon or look for them in your grocery store on the paper towels aisle.
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