A question on bath towels

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How often do you change your bath towels?

After every use
3
8%
After every other use
2
5%
Every 3-5 uses
15
41%
When it starts to smell funny
13
35%
You're supposed to change them?
4
11%
 
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A question on bath towels

Post by muse » 2017-06-16 10:45pm

So I have a friend who doesn't believe in changing his bath towel until it smells pretty funky, I'm not sure what's wrong with him but that's not important. If I had my way I'd have fresh bath towels every day but then I'd have to do an extra load of laundry every week so I have to make a compromise somewhere. So, do you believe in fresh bath towels or are you a weirdo like my friend?
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Napoleon the Clown » 2017-06-17 12:08am

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by The Vortex Empire » 2017-06-17 12:25am

After every use, you disgusting animals.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Simon_Jester » 2017-06-17 12:28am

After every use unless it's some kind of emergency thing where you need a towel now dammit and the relative cleanliness of said towel isn't important.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by phred » 2017-06-17 12:38am

I have 2 towels that get washed about twice a month. as long as you hang them up somewhere to dry properly there shouldnt be a problem
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Terralthra » 2017-06-17 01:23am

I don't feel the need to wash my bath towel after 30 seconds of touching my body, which I literally just cleaned. If my bath towel were dirty after that amount of use, I'd look first to my hygiene in the shower to figure out why I'm still dirty after washing myself.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Caiaphas » 2017-06-17 01:41am

Once a week. If I hang it up to dry it doesn't start to smell musty until then.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Raw Shark » 2017-06-17 05:00am

When it smells so bad that the smell transfers to myself. I treat pants the same way. I'm a bit lazy in this department, but I do shower frequently.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Broomstick » 2017-06-17 07:11am

Terralthra wrote:I don't feel the need to wash my bath towel after 30 seconds of touching my body, which I literally just cleaned. If my bath towel were dirty after that amount of use, I'd look first to my hygiene in the shower to figure out why I'm still dirty after washing myself.
^ This.

Seriously, folks, I'm using it to dry something I just cleaned. It gets changed once a week.

Now, if I have a guest, said guest gets a clean towel and washcloth.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Elheru Aran » 2017-06-17 01:35pm

Towels? Please. Adequate drying is all you really need. All you should be transferring to the towel post-washing is water, soap, and whatever dandruff you didn't wash out of your hair. A week or two of use is perfectly fine as long as you're not ill and you're spreading the towel out full width on a bar or the shower rod to dry.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Ace Pace » 2017-06-17 04:38pm

A least 4-5 uses, if I can adequately dry the towels. The moment I pick up a towel and I can smell it, into the washing machine.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by General Zod » 2017-06-18 04:16pm

It gets washed every couple of weeks. Or if it starts smelling funny.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by muse » 2017-06-18 10:23pm

Elheru Aran wrote:Towels? Please. Adequate drying is all you really need. All you should be transferring to the towel post-washing is water, soap, and whatever dandruff you didn't wash out of your hair. A week or two of use is perfectly fine as long as you're not ill and you're spreading the towel out full width on a bar or the shower rod to dry.
Well, the towels are perfectly fine except they don't have that freshly laundered smell & fluffiness after you use them.
I won't lie, I like fresh towels, if I had a bigger washer & dryer I'd change towels every day.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Iroscato » 2017-06-18 10:40pm

I use 'em till they start smelling weird myself. They go straight on the radiator after every use, I get lots of uses out of them each time.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by aerius » 2017-06-19 12:10am

On a related topic, I got bored once and tried to ballpark how many towels a massage parlour goes through in a day. I came up with something like 250-300.
They must have a basement filled with laundry machines to keep all those towels fresh & clean.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by Jub » 2017-06-19 01:08am

aerius wrote:On a related topic, I got bored once and tried to ballpark how many towels a massage parlour goes through in a day. I came up with something like 250-300.
They must have a basement filled with laundry machines to keep all those towels fresh & clean.
Industrial washer dryers can take care of that pretty quickly, though they more likely contract their laundry out to a company that specializes in cleaning corporate laundry.

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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by LadyTevar » 2017-06-19 06:00am

My mom made us get a clean washcloth and towel EVERY SINGLE TIME. It was huge load of towels by laundry day. In college, I asked myself why, and started hanging my towel and cloth out to dry. Shower ever other day, wash the towel on my day to have the washer/dryer, and I got by with one towel and one washcloth for the whole year.
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Re: A question on bath towels

Post by The_Saint » 2017-07-11 07:28pm

*Whenever the towel gets dirty*

Once a fortnight or thereabouts, in summer the heat is enough to dry you where you stand the towel is just habit so it lasts ages before getting any kind of dirty. In winter when nothing seems dry (like right now) the towel doesn't always dry properly even when hung up so a new one every week.
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