Using Handkerchiefs

Using handkerchiefs can seem daunting if you’re new to it. You might even be wondering why you considered the idea in the first place. But get this: it’s not rocket science. And there’s a ton of great reasons to make the leap and blow your nose in a soft, comforting cloth handkerchief instead of skimpy paper tissues. Here’s the gist.

Why use a handkerchief?

There are various reasons to adopt and truly start using a handkerchief instead of paper tissues. The obvious reasons include waste reduction and convenience—but there’s much more to it than one would think. For instance, swapping paper tissues for hankies can greatly reduce allergy symptoms. It can also be a true relief for people with sensitive skin. Curious to learn more?

How to use a handkerchief

Once you’ve decided to make the leap and swap your box of paper tissues for a lovely set of soft, absorbent handkerchiefs, you’ll want to make sure you know how to use your pretty hankies! It may seem obvious, but if you consider the step where you chuck your snot-infested tissue carefully, you may end up at a loss, the first few times. Same story when you pull out your dirty handkerchief and strive to find a dry spot to bury your nose in.

More, more, more about handkerchiefs

  • What characteristic should you consider to find your dream handkerchief?
  • Where handkerchiefs come from—a look inside the craftsmanship behind the comfort.
  • A quick guide to buying your first handkerchiefs (emotion included.)