View Poll Results: I change my towels...
Daily 5 13.51%
Every other day 6 16.22%
Weekly 21 56.76%
Every two weeks 3 8.11%
Monthly 0 0%
Other 2 5.41%
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how often do you change your towels?

I used to change mine weekly, but now I have two little kids. I change them every other day (hanging up high) or every day (if they are hanging withing children's reach) now. What specifically changed my mind, you wonder. Shudder. I noticed my 3 year old wipes her nose on them when no one is looking. And washes and dries her toys.
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I want to ask what the laundry situation is for those of you who wash your towels frequently. Do you have your own washer and dryer? Do you have to pay for them? Do you have to go to a laundromat? To you have a really big hamper? Do you have to do a billion flights of stairs? Do you have to wait for it to be done?


I just ask because I feel like this may turn into the shower curtain thread if I admit to not washing my towels frequently at all. I have about 4 towels (plus hand towels) and use one for hair and one for body, so I can change my towels once before having to wash them. I don't have room to store more. And I have to pay a dollar per machine, and it's down 4 flights of stairs. They're not the biggest machines in the world either, so doing the towels takes up a lot of space!
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i change face and workout (sweat) towels daily....i find this helps my skin and who wants to use a gym towel more than once.

for my bath/shower towel and dry off (big) towel...i change that about weekly....depending on when i'm washing all the other towels.
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I want to ask what the laundry situation is for those of you who wash your towels frequently. Do you have your own washer and dryer? Do you have to pay for them? Do you have to go to a laundromat? To you have a really big hamper? Do you have to do a billion flights of stairs? Do you have to wait for it to be done?
Originally Posted by Who Me?
Once a week is fine for us. After a towel is used to dry off, it's hung up to dry. It's just water. We own about 10 bath towels. I do laundry weekly, sometimes more, when we've gone to the beach or something. We live in our own home and own a washer and dryer. We have one of those folding hampers, not a very big one either. Hey, I'd love to have fresh towels daily. Vacations away are fun like that. But in everyday life I have to do the laundry myself and I just don't have to time to do loads and loads of towels.
I just ask because I feel like this may turn into the shower curtain thread if I admit to not washing my towels frequently at all. I have about 4 towels (plus hand towels) and use one for hair and one for body, so I can change my towels once before having to wash them. I don't have room to store more. And I have to pay a dollar per machine, and it's down 4 flights of stairs. They're not the biggest machines in the world either, so doing the towels takes up a lot of space!
Originally Posted by Who Me?
I thought the same thing when I opened the thread and started reading!

Since we've lived in a home, we wash towels more frequently. Honestly, I think it is because my husband does the laundry Though, growing up my mom was home and she washed clothes everyday. There were five children plus her daycare (50 kids), so everything got washed all the time.

When I lived in a house where we had to go outside to get to the basement, I didn't wash clothes/towels as frequently, so I understand where you're coming from.
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I use a fresh towel every day. I personally just like fresh towels. I do my laundry once a week, so that's only about five or six towels in the washer and dryer. I also use a fresh washcloth in the shower daily and then another fresh one at night to wash my face.
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Every time I shower, I use a new towel. Every time I wash my face, I use a new face towel. Same with washcloths.

When I didn't do this, I got body acne. The Dr. clued me in on the changing towels, and I've been doing it ever since.

Now, I would wipe my face with a wad of Kleenex instead of using a towel that has already been used...and I do if I run out of face towels.
Every time I shower, I use a new towel. Every time I wash my face, I use a new face towel. Same with washcloths.

When I didn't do this, I got body acne. The Dr. clued me in on the changing towels, and I've been doing it ever since.

Now, I would wipe my face with a wad of Kleenex instead of using a towel that has already been used...and I do if I run out of face towels.
Originally Posted by slinky1
why? Is your body "allergic" to your own skin cells? I'm confused.
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Apparently, when something gets wet, and stays wet for awile, bacteria can grow.

There is no ventilation in my bathroom, so the towels never dried out that fast.
I change them every week or so.

I guess I've never understood using a fresh towel every day when all I'm doing is drying off after a shower when I should be clean. It's not like I sit around in the towel all day.

Just my 2 cents.
Originally Posted by leenie
Same here.
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