Marvelously absorbent Swedish dishcloths are a wonder in the kitchen. You'll never want to go back to sponges or regular cloths when you see how they work. They soften when wet & wash & dry like a dream. Made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton, they're durable (just wash them in your washing machine or top rack of dishwasher). Use them instead of paper towels to blot up spills -- they absorb 20x times their weight in water and dry out quicker than sponges.
*One Swedish dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels!