Never underestimate the power of a good, solid tea towel.
And at only 49 cents, Ikea’s TEKLA tea towel has people online raving about their favourite dishrag.
“For the past several years I have been using the TEKLA towel around the house instead of paper towels,” one customer wrote. “I keep a couple of dozen in a basket in the kitchen and grab them for regular clean up jobs.”
Another described it as "real workhorse in the kitchen".
"I use than for just about everything the other reviewers do, but I also use them to keep my garden greens fresh in the refrigerator," they added. "I wet the towel and wring it out as thoroughly as I can, then wrap the greens in the towel and place on a refrigerator shelf.
"The greens stay crisp for longer this way. They might not be the prettiest towels in the kitchen, but they are the most useful."
But it doesn’t stop there. The TEKLA dishtowel can also be dyed and used as a pretty table napkin.
Another blog tells you how to transform the TEKLA towel into a handy draw string bag.
And last but not least, this blogger has repurposed them into curtains.