Wash or re-use your bath towel?

United States
@lisado (1231)
June 6, 2008 8:48pm CST
I know some people that hang their bath towel over the shower rod to dry so they can use it again the next day. They figure they were cleaned when they dried off, so the towel is still clean enough to use again. This is to help cut back on laundry, which also cuts back on water, electricity and soap. I mentioned this to my mom and her reply made me laugh. She said there is no way she is going to take a chance on wiping her face on the same towel that dried her butt the night before. So what do you do? Do you hang them and reuse them the next day or just put them in the washer after one use?