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These days, we have had more messes than I can EVER remember. Maybe it is because we are home much more often. Or maybe it is because we welcomed a new family member into our home one year ago. A family member who tends to produce his own spills, accidents, and sheds a whole lot. I am referring to Ghost, of course, our 15lb Miniature American Eskimo pup with a lot of energy and a beautiful white coat of long hair. With that being said, I have found my favorite new way of cleaning up spills and messes without wasting those precious paper towels. The new Sparkle® Tear-A-Square® paper towels are perfect for so much more than just messes though. It is so convenient to have the option of a full sheet paper towel, a half sheet, or the new quarter size. I like them for notes in my kids’ lunches, drink coasters and they are really great for replacing napkins while using just the right amount. Unnecessary waste is a huge pet peeve of mine! Check out my cleanup tips for those with littles and pets by using the NEW Sparkle® Tear-A-Square® paper towels.

Sparkle® Tear-A-Square®

When I discovered the new Sparkle® Tear-A-Square®paper towels at Walmart, I had to give them a try. The idea that I can tear off one small square to use as a coaster during lunchtime, or two to use in place of a napkin, has made daily household cleanups a breeze. For the larger messes, I can use just the right amount without wasting any and the thirst pockets make them so absorbent.


I cannot speak for other parents, but my kids are always leaving water or juice rings underneath their cups. So, setting a perfect square-sized Sparkle® Tear-A-Square®under their beverages has been tremendously convenient. Not only is my wood table protected, but my frustration is saved as well!

Replacing Napkins

My family rarely needs a full paper napkin during meals. New Sparkle® Tear-A-Square® paper towels put me in control of how much we use by providing more sheet size choices: full sheet, half sheet, and the NEW quarter sheet. Now I have control over how much paper towel we use for each job, without the waste. During meals, I have found that two squares are plenty.

Pet Spills and Accidents

Ghost is now a year old and is fully housebroken (thankfully). But we still have the occasional accident and spill. This is usually because the kids left a drink or something on the floor that was accidentally knocked over. Also, Ghost often spills water from his bowl, and cleanup is so much easier with the new Sparkle® Tear-A-Square® paper towels.

Sparkle® is the bright choice.