Disposable Grocery Store Products That Are a Total Waste of Money

Many Americans have a love-hate relationship with their local grocery store. On one hand, it’s filled with delicious food ready for the taking. On the other, it’s likely your store is hiding a few secrets about what really goes on behind the scenes. Then, of course, there’s the issue of cost. Grocery store products are getting more and more unaffordable offering products that are either too expensive or are a total waste of money.

This is most apparent with disposables. Ahead are 15 disposable products that are not worth the money and what alternative product you should buy instead.

1. Paper towels

close up of paper towel

Paper towels go fast. | iStock/Getty Images

  • What to buy instead: Cloth towels

A value-pack of microfiber cloths will cost you just a few dollars more than a pack of paper towels, but the cloths will definitely last longer. Microfiber cloths are washable and don’t need replacing after every use. Plus, their teeny hooks that grab dust and dirt clean better, according to Donna Smallin Kuper, certified house cleaning technician and CNBC.

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