If there’s one tool that can be called the Swiss Army knife of baby supplies, it’s the cloth diaper. You don’t even have to use them as an actual diaper to get your money's worth out of them, and according to The Kitchn they have an amazing function outside the nursery. They’re also fantastic kitchen towels.
The lint-free cloths are extra absorbent, making them perfect for mopping up spills while you’re cooking. They also have a thicker center panel that The Kitchn discovered allows them to act as an oven mitt if they’re folded to increase the bulk. But the best part just might be that instead of dropping 10 or more dollars on a patterned kitchen towel, you’ll get each diaper cloth for around $2 when you buy a large pack. Simply bleach them clean when you’re done--and make sure you’re buying separate packs for your kitchen and nursery use.