SKOY Cloth Review + Giveaway

by Sarah on January 5, 2013 · 60 comments

Let’s be clear.

I hate cleaning.

This is when, if you are like me anyway, you automatically respond–for reasons unbeknownst to anyone–with “Hate is an awfully strong word.”

But coming from the girl who has declared her requirements for a future husband are limited to ‘eats whatever weird food I make,’ ‘washes the dishes,’ and ‘takes the trash out’ * AND who had these adorable dish washing gloves in her posessesion for, oh, say 8 month before she ever used them–and then only to avoid messing up a beautiful manicure–perhaps hate IS the appropriate word to use.

*You wonder how I’m still single…Thus, when Sachin at Paperless Kitchen contacted me to review their SKOY reusable cleaning cloths, I chuckled a bit, but said ‘yes’ anyway.

If you can make THIS girl want to clean, well you’ve got magic in you.

The cloths are a Swedish product that are 100% biodegradable (breaking down within 5 weeks). Paperless Kitchen also promotes that using one SKOY cloth is akin to tearing through FIFTEEN rolls of paper towels! [This was music to my ears, as I use a LOT of paper towels, I am sorry to say.]

I have to say, after testing them out myself, they are a bit of a wonder product. They squeeze out like a sponge, but allow you the satisfaction of cleaning with a paper towel. [I don't know why a paper towel on a flat surface feels so much more clean to me, but there it is.]I washed dishes with them–like you can only do with those fancy schmancy VIVA soft paper towels–and used them with Windex and all-purpose cleaner (which was probably made by Windex) on my prep station.*

*This is what I have taken to calling the metal island in our kitchen.I also attacked the (very scary…trust me) stove…and they proved to be up to the challenge of joining my meager cleaning brigade.I even took the SKOY cloths out of the (paperless?) kitchen and into the (definitely-not-paperless-if-I-can-help-it-because-that-would-cause-some-unpleasantness) bathroom. I’ll spare you the details.As much as I hate cleaning, I have to say the SKOY cloths definitely live up to their claims. Yes, they get a little grody after awhile, but I actually appreciate that you can SEE that, as opposed to the gazillions of stuff you can’t see and can only imagine are living on your kitchen sponges. The SKOY cloths can, however, be popped into the washing machine with your kitchen towels and such, should you care to be even more ‘green.’In case you are curious–like I wasSKOY cloth gets its name from the Swedish word skoj which means ‘just for fun.’

And while I’m never going to choose cleaning over, say, watching endless episodes of White Collar, eating cake, or, well, making the mess in the first place, they do make you feel a bit better about the state of your life.

Paperless means less, in general…..and couldn’t we all do with a little less (mess)?

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Great news: Paperless Kitchen has offered not one, but THREE of y’all the opportunity to try out the SKOY cloths in YOUR kitchen. :)

All you need to do to enter is tell me your most dreaded cleaning task…and the one you secretly love. [Mine is folding laundry.]

Additional entries:

  • Follow Paperless Kitchen on twitter.
  • Follow ME on twitter.
  • Go to Paperless Kitchen’s website and tell me what other products you’d like to try!
  • Tweet about the giveaway: check out @thesmartkitchen’s review + #giveaway of biodegradable + resuable @Skoycloth from @paperlesskitch http://tinyurl.com/bfhaywt

If you smile real pretty and we ask Sachin super nicely,* maybe Paperless Kitchen will even throw in some sporks from their amazing bamboo collection. I mean, who doesn’t love a spork?*I can’t promise this. I just love that there are bamboo sporks in the world.

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{ 60 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria January 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes! You know how much I love to clean, so this giveaway has my name written all over it!

But I hate folding laundry.

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Wow! Cool stuff! I hate vacuuming and dusting, and I *almost* enjoy washing dishes.

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Maria January 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I followed Paperless Kitchen on Twitter.

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Maria January 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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Maria January 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

I definitely want to try the stainless steel cleaning clothes. Nothing will get the smudges out of my appliances…but maybe these will?

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Meghan January 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

I dread washing my floor. I love vacuuming my floor. :)

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter January 5, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I can’t stand doing the dishes! But I really kinda like doing laundry! I like folding laundry and especially hate when others do it because, according to my OCD self, only I fold things the right way! Haha. Thank God my husband is so wonderful…he doesn’t mind doing the dishes but hates doing the laundry! Yay it works out!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter January 5, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I’m now following Paperless Kitchen on Twitter!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter January 5, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I’m now following you on Twitter as well!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter January 5, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I love pretty much all of their bamboo products! I have a weird obsession with wooden spoons!

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Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter January 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

I also Tweeted about the giveaway! https://twitter.com/catherinepwood

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I dread doing laundry but love doing dishes!

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate January 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

I follow you on Twitter!

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Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife January 5, 2013 at 8:18 pm

I hate all cleaning! vacumming is the absolute worst though!

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Sunnie@moderngirlnutrition January 5, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Definitely finding these!:)

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Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm

LOVE THE SPORKS! Cool kitchen gadgets/utensils are my weakness!

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Kathy January 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm

I hate to clean my wood floors because the only way to get them really clean is on my hands and knees -Ugh! I most enjoy cleaning the kitchen so the Skoy cloths will be perfect for me.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I need these. I hate cleaning, mostly because sponges creep me out. Nasty little things. I hate cleaning the shower the most… and there’s nothing I really like to clean.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I follow them on Twitter.

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Kathy S January 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm

I love loading the dishwashere. I dread washing windows.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I follow you everywhere.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm

I tweeted.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 5, 2013 at 11:52 pm

I would like to try anything from their site… I like recycling/reusing. I think we’ve discuss this before with out plastic container and foil reuse, no? :)

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) January 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

as much as i love my kitchen, i HATE cleaning it. maybe because i make such a huge mess and it gets in all the cracks and crevices.

one thing i secretly like doing? cleaning and organizing the refrigerator and pantry. i am a little OCD when it comes to the order, labels have to be out, things need to be in straight lines and has to fit perfectly. i’m a very visual person.

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) January 5, 2013 at 11:57 pm

of course i follow you on twitter <3

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) January 5, 2013 at 11:58 pm

i would love any of their travel snack bags. omg they are so cute!! and they would be great for taking my snacks to school!

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Haley January 6, 2013 at 12:44 am

I hate cleaning the floors but I secretly love dusting, but only with lemon ‘flavored’ pledge

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Haley January 6, 2013 at 12:51 am

I love all of their products, I’d love to try a bambu plate

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Fran@BCDC January 6, 2013 at 8:18 am

Those do look like pretty amazing towels. I’m kind of with you, Sarah with my feelings about cleaning! ;-)

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Heather January 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I really can’t stand scrubbing the shower and toilets, but I LOVE scrubbing baseboards, doors and door frames :)

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm

OH man.. I love this!! I hate to vacuum but I don’t mind doing the dishes at all!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I follow you on twitter

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

I follow them on twitter

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I want to try their mop!!

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Nicole G January 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I hate taking out the trash and cleaning the bathroom. Thankfully I live at home so my parents still take care of that. I secretly love doing dishes – have since I was a child. I’m weird, I know.

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sara January 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Oh these are great! I actually really enjoy vacuuming, which I use to hate. I dread doing laundry for some reason..

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sara January 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

I follow ya on twitter!

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sara January 6, 2013 at 10:44 pm

I’ve been wanting some re-usable snack bags, so I’d love to try theirs!

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt January 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I cannot stand washing my kitchen floor!

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt January 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I follow you on Twitter

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt January 6, 2013 at 11:00 pm

I’m following them on twitter

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt January 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

I tweeted!

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Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt January 6, 2013 at 11:02 pm

I love their cutting boards

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Lindsey @ Pas de Deux January 7, 2013 at 9:38 am

I really dislike cleaning the shower, but I enjoy cleaning the kitchen!

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Lindsey @ Pas de Deux January 7, 2013 at 9:41 am

I followed Paperless Kitchen on Twitter

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Wild Orchid January 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

I dread cleaning toilets, but like to vaccum!
Thanks for the cool giveaway!

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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Wild Orchid January 7, 2013 at 10:16 am

Follow Paperless Kitchen on twitter @WildOrchid985
wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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Wild Orchid January 7, 2013 at 10:17 am

tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/288303307603197953

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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Leila January 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I dread cleaning the fridge the most!! It’s so much (yucky) work!

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Jocelyn January 7, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I really detest cleaning the bathroom, but love cleaning the kitchen. :)

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Tera January 8, 2013 at 7:56 am

Hate doing dishes – I don’t mind vacuuming

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Anne Weber-Falk January 8, 2013 at 10:50 am

Most dreaded: sweeping and vacuuming
Most enjoyed: washing the dishes, by hand

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rachel January 8, 2013 at 11:04 am

I love vacuuming! But hate cleaning the toilet. :(

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katherine d January 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm

i dread folding laundry….but I love hand washing dishes :)

katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

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Lori Z January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I hate ironing, and can not come up with anything I secretly “like” doing! Don’t mind washing dishes.

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Lori Z January 8, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I follow you on twitter.

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Lori Z January 8, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I tweeted.

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Lori Z January 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Love the reusable sandwich bags!!

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Caroline January 9, 2013 at 4:28 am

I really don’t like cleaning the washrooms but I enjoy cleaning the kitchen. Nothing like a clean, sparkling kitchen. I would love to try these reusable Skoy towels, sounds so neat to avoid wasting so much paper towels. Thanks for the reviews.

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Caroline January 9, 2013 at 4:31 am

Following paperless kitchen on twitter. I love anything bamboo!

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