With an indoor dog, I'm always cleaning messes. Whenever possible, I use old towels and washcloths, but those aren't always the best option for me.
I used to keep a towel handy in the kitchen for wiping our clean hands, but I've now given up on that. My husband is a dog person. He prefers dogs to most people, so he isn't bothered by dog hair or slobber. He can play with the dog, then grab something to snack on and not think twice about having clean hands. If he needs to wipe them off, he's been known to wipe them on the kitchen towel, something that totally grosses me out. So, we've had to turn to paper towels.
My dog loves to bring her toys to us to play fetch or tug-of-war. The only problem with this is that my once clean hands are now slobber-covered, something I do not enjoy. She also likes to be petted and played with and after each interaction, I wash my hands. To be certain that I am drying them with something sanitary, I now use paper towels. A lot of them. (Yes, I know I'm killing trees this way, but I have no better ideas.) I am not interested in fancy towels that cost a lot. I'm using about a role every day and a half, so I want something cheap. One sheet is enough to dry my hands and there are 70 towels per role, so you get the idea. I need a cheap product that will do the job and these towels do it. If you need something for big jobs, I'd recommend you go for a heavier paper towel, but for everyday use, these work great.