Scott’s Rags in a Box is exactly what it sounds like – a box full of multi-purpose rags. These cloth-like rags are thick, absorbent, tear-resistant, disposable, and also sometimes reusable.
These aren’t anything like blue shop towels, and are actually mid-way between disposable paper towels and cloth rags.
I have been using Scott rags for a couple of years now, and have really grown to like them. I use the regular version, but sometimes the Pro-Grade ones are the same price or even cheaper.
My box of Scott rags is sitting on top of the refrigerator. I use them in the workshop and around the house. They’re typically not the first rags or towels I reach for when faced with lighter jobs, but are great for medium and heavy-duty cleanup tasks. For light-duty tasks, disposable shop paper towels are often more economical to use.
These rags are dispensed right out the top of the box, one at a time. It’s just as easy to grab a single towel as it is to pull out a wad for bigger cleanup needs.
Although 300-count boxes are less economical than 200-count boxes, I like that larger boxes makes the rags less likely to get buried by other shop supplies. It seems that the 200-count boxes are more widely available.
You can find these rags at industrial suppliers and retailers like Home Depot and Amazon. Pricing seems to be better at Home Depot. A good price is $10 for 200 towels.
Once you try them, you’ll wonder how you ever got by using ordinary paper towels.
These cloth-like towels – or rags or wipes, call them what you will – are manufactured by Kimberly Clark in the USA.
Blue rags in a box are also available, but I prefer to buy the regular white cloth kind. That way I don’t grab the wrong thing – shop paper towels are blue, cloth towels and rags are white.