Pro Tip: #1 Bar Towels
My kids make fun of me sometimes because I am known to walk around the house with a white bar towel over my shoulder, even when I'm not cooking. They're just so handy, and because I keep the cabinet stocked with them they are always in use and I don't mind going through 10 or so in a day. I picked up the habit working in restaurants and it has stuck with me. This is the essence of the "Pro Tip"; a useful technique, tool, or concept that translates to the home kitchen.
Both Costco and Sams Club carry a 4 dozen bag for $11.00 and I keep at least two bags on hand all the time. When they get stained or scruffy, they are demoted to a dust cloth or the garage.