Kleenex Hand Towels Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
May 26, 2010
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I love working with The Motherhood and had the opportunity to work on another fun campaign.  I received Kleenex Hand Towels and love them!  My boys love them as well!  I was thrilled to create a video with the Hand Towel Song and serve as a Kleenex Hand Towels Song Ambassador through The Motherhood.

As moms, we aim to teach our children good hygiene habits.  This is where Kleenex comes to our aid.  While washing our hands is important, it only fills half the equation for good hand hygiene.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends drying hands with a single-use towel to help prevent the spread of germs.  Until the recent introduction, families have not had a practical alternative to cloth hand towels in their home bathrooms.

Here are some interesting findings:

– The majority of Americans (89%) use a cloth hand towel to dry hands in their home bathroom for an average of 14.7 seconds

– Other hand drying methods used in home bathrooms include
     – Using a paper towel or paper napkin (38%)
     – Simply shaking hands in the air to dry off (18%)
     – Wiping hands on a T-shirt or other article of clothing (9%)

– Americans ages 18-24 are the most likely to shake their hands in the air (29%) or use an article of clothing to dry their hands (17%)

Fact Versus Fiction

Perception:  Three quarters of Americans (73%) believe hand drying is less important than hand washing when it comes to  helping stop the spread of germs

CDC Fact:  Freshly cleaned, wet hands transfer pathogens more readily than dry hands or hands not washed at all.  The residual moisture determines the level of bacterial and viral transfer following hand washing.  Careful hand drying is a critical factor for bacterial transfer to skin, food, and environmental surfaces.

Perception: Most Americans (84%) say they change their hand towels for sanitary reasons yet the majority (78%) use the same hand towel in their bathroom for a couple of days or longer.

CDC Fact: Repeated drying of hands with reusable cloth towels is not recommended and should be avoided.  Only one-in-five Americans (22%) are familiar with the recommendation of drying hands with a one-time use towel.

I think that Kleenex Hand Towels were a wonderful idea and I am so glad I had the opportunity to review them!  Kleenex Hand Towels is an innovative solution that delivers one clean, fresh, dry towel every time consumers wash and dry their hands in the home bathroom.  The single-use, disposable bathroom hand towel provides consumers with a unique new product that addresses a growing awareness of hand hygiene as a means to help maintain their families’ health and wellness.

Why Kleenex Hand Towels?  “Consumers know that even after they are washed, hands are only as clean as the towel used to dry them,” said Gordon Knapp, president, Kimberly-Clark North Atlantic Family Care.  “Kleenex Hand Towels are a first-of-its-kind solution that leverages K-C’s strengths in translating consumer insights into product design and technology to offer a real alternative to less hygienic, shared bathroom cloth hand towels.

Kleenex Hand Towels have a unique, Cottony-Soft base sheet that is free of inks, dyes, and fragrances.  The sheets are highly absorbent – drying hands effectively, with enough capacity in the brand’s proprietary, absorbent Dry-Touch fibers for secondary quick clean-ups around the bathroom sink.  Kleenex Hand Towels’ flexible packaging complements bathroom decor and space limitations, allowing the product to be placed on a towel bar or countertop.  The Pop-Up delivery system is designed to help keep one clean, fresh, dry towel conveniently at hand. 

Sustainability FAQs
 
1.       Does Kimberly-Clark have sustainability standards?

Kimberly-Clark has long recognized the importance of corporate responsibility and integrated the concept of sustainability in our business practices.    We published our first annual sustainability report in 2004, and the reports can be reviewed at www.kimberly-clark.com.  From raw materials, our manufacturing processes, even our supply chain, we’re building sustainability into every facet of how we work.  This includes selecting suppliers that operate in a sustainable manner. To that end, we work hard to assure that the wood fiber we purchase comes only from well-managed forestlands or from recycled sources.
 
2.       Is conservation a priority for Kimberly-Clark?

At Kimberly-Clark, we take concern for the environment and conservation of natural resources seriously. In 2009, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $400,000 to environmental causes and $550,000 over the last three years to Conservation International (CI) for a biodiversity conservation project. The project will have environmental benefits for the Atlantic Forest in Brazil, a major global pulp producing region that provides 30 percent of our fiber.
 
3.       Are any responsible forestry practices in place?

Kimberly-Clark has one of the most progressive fiber procurement policies in the tissue industry. We support forestry practices that help conserve valuable forestlands, respect fundamental human rights and ensure both a thriving ecosystem and a sustainable source of wood fiber for the future.
In fact, K-C was the first major tissue company to set the goal of purchasing 100 percent of our wood fiber from suppliers that gain independent certification of their woodlands or their fiber procurement activities.
 
4.       Why is this product necessary?  Aren’t my cloth towels acceptable?

KLEENEX® Brand Hand Towels offer a hygienic option for our consumers by providing an alternative to traditional cloth bathroom hand towels.  KLEENEX® Hand Towels– a clean, fresh towel every time™.
 
5.       Are KLEENEX® Brand Hand Towels made with recycled fiber?

Because of the superior softness consumers expect from KLEENEX® Brand, KLEENEX® Brand Hand Towels are made with 100 percent virgin fiber. The product’s unique, Cottony-Soft base sheet is free of inks, dyes and fragrances and is soft enough for faces yet durable for family needs.
 
6.       Can I recycle the Kleenex Hand Towel package?
Yes, you can recycle the carton at a facility that processes paperboard.
 
7.       For Additional Information on Kimberly-Clark’s commitment to sustainability, please visit:
 http://www.kimberly-clark.com/aboutus/sus_2010/sustainability_home.aspx

You can find Kleenex Hand Towels in the paper towel aisle at grocery and mass retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $2.99 per box.  Check it out today!!!

Here are the lyrics to the fun Kleenex Hand Towels Song!!!  Feel free to sing along with our home video below!!

My hands are gonna be clean
When I wash and I dry with mommy and sing
This song that’s exactly two clean hands long
Warm water and soap and bubbles that shine
A Kleenex Hand Towel that’s mine all mine
And a song that’s exactly two clean hands long
No yucky old towel’s gonna ruin my day
I dry my hands the Kleenex towel way
So if you’re a fan of clean hands too
Roll up your sleeves and I’ll sing with you

MY THOUGHTS

I really like the Kleenex Hand Towels and think that they are a great product!  I love that they fit on the towel bar and look decorative enough to set out on the bathroom counter.  A big thank-you goes to The Motherhood for an amazing campaign and to Kimberly-Clark for Kleenex Hand Towels!  I look forward to using them in the future.

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will get some help cleaning his or her house with a $50 gift card to Merry Maids Cleaning Service!!!

WIN IT!!!

Tell me in a comment one thing you like about Kleenex Hand Towels!

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This review and giveaway was part of a paid campaign with Kimberly-Clark through The Motherhood.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

178 Responses to “Kleenex Hand Towels Review & Giveaway”

  1. Joni Taylor says:

    I love that they are easy for my kids to use. With a brood like ours, anything easier is better.

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  4. sandra says:

    it looks like a great idea, though not very economical

  5. jennifer says:

    I love these new hand towels because they kept it simple! The design makes it easy for anyone to get towels out, the color matches my bathroom and it won’t take up a ton of space!

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  10. allyson ayala says:

    simple, simple simple…simple design and packaging…great for kids and a large family

  11. debp says:

    I like these towels because they are more sanitary than cloth towels.
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  13. Anita says:

    I’ve never tried Kleenex Hand Towels, but I like that they are hygienic.
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  20. Adrienne gordon says:

    They are much more hygenic then a towel.

  21. Julianna R says:

    disposable, simple, easy to use. Hate having nice hand towels ruined.

  22. Sarah Hirsch says:

    I like that they are always clean!

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  26. Jennifer says:

    I love that it fits on the towel bar so it doesn’t take up counter space

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  31. Jeff says:

    They are easy to grab on the go.

  32. I like that you can fit in the towel rack like that… pretty convenient.

  33. Linda Kish says:

    I like the convenience

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  35. I like the idea of having a clean hand towel every time! I try to even use a clean towel when im drying off out of the shower. many people think its waisteful to do this, but i think its just fine even if i did just wash I am rubbing off dead skin at the same time.
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  39. Sylvia says:

    I like that they fit on a towel rack

  40. Sarah D. says:

    I like that they are “use once and toss”. Keeps my bathroom/kitchen free of wet, smelly hand towels.

  41. Pat says:

    The towels are highly regarded because of their maker. Also they’re more sanitary than cloth towels.

  42. Shannon says:

    Very convenient and easy to use.

  43. denise says:

    I am a germ freak, so I really like that they stop the spread of germs like a towel being used again cannot.

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  46. Linda Fish says:

    No grimy towels to wash

  47. lori hart says:

    I like that they are convenient and easy to use

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  49. Cynthia R says:

    I love how it hangs, just like at a public restroom, what a great idea

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  54. annie armes says:

    I love this idea! So much more sanitary

  55. Autumn b. says:

    you don’t have to worry about germs that are on non-throwaway towels

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  58. shelly says:

    I like the hygienic aspect of the towels.

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  63. Patti Hess says:

    I love that they are disposible…so no one uses it like towels over and over again

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  67. Daniel M says:

    for more sanitary than cloth hand towels

  68. Kristen says:

    I like that they’re recyclable.

  69. Juliet says:

    I love the fact that they are highly absorbent. I love clean hands.

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  71. Marci says:

    I love that you use them and throw them away. That way the kids will leave my guest towels alone.

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  76. I love that germs aren’t sitting in a towel that we are going to re-use again!

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  83. Jessica says:

    I really like that Klenex was clever enough to shape the box to fit on a towel rack. I have a microscopic bathroom with no counter space to spare!

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  88. Sharon A says:

    I like that they are soft and absorbent. Using them in my guest bath.

  89. Danai says:

    I think my daughter would love these and it would be easier getting her to wash her hands.

  90. Jeanette Huston says:

    They are soft and very absorbant. They are also hyper-allergenic. They clean up messes well. I also love their design.

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  95. Jen says:

    I learned disposable are cleaner than reusing!

  96. Robin says:

    I learned you can recycle the carton!

  97. shar says:

    hmm, I will have to rethink using cloth towels in br after reading this, learning drying hands thoroughly is just as important as washing..

  98. Laura says:

    I love that they are free of inks, dyes and fragrances

  99. Marilyn L says:

    they are extra soft

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  100. Stephanie Grant says:

    I like them because you can use them once and throw them away to help stop the spread of germs!

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  110. christopher h says:

    i learned that you can recycle the box

  111. Carol G says:

    I like that you can always have a clean towel when using them.

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  113. Melanie says:

    The carton is recylable!

  114. Kathy Scott says:

    Germ free – I have always hated hand towels and usually just air dry.

  115. Kathy Scott says:

    I voted – still #6

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  119. I like that they are free of inks, dyes and fragrances

  120. electric island says:

    I like the sheer Convience of these towels.

  121. susan smoaks says:

    i like that they don’t spread germs

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  125. Sarah says:

    I like that they are recyclable.

  126. Debra F says:

    I really like that they are free of inks, dyes, and fragrances.

  127. Pamela S says:

    I like that they cut down on germs and keep me from having to constantly wash dirty hand towels. Thanks.

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  131. Chrysa says:

    I like that they reduce germ exposure.

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  135. Susan M says:

    Mandatory – My daughter might actually wash her hands if there was something novel to incorporate into the process!

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  140. Steph says:

    I’d love never using a wet towel to dry my hands

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  142. Janel C says:

    free of inks dyes and fragrances!

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  145. Gianna says:

    They’re disposable.

  146. Lily Kwan says:

    I like how nice the Kleenex Hand Towels look!

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