Do you wach your bath towels after using it once?

@Bebs08 (10689)
United States
March 24, 2009 1:41pm CST
I don't do it. If I am using it just once, I will not wash it. I will just hang it to dry anyway, it is not dirty. I can use it one or two more times before I washed it. It comes to my mind that if I keep on washing it every time I used it, it will ruin my towel specially that my washing machine is a heavy duty. Lol.. I don't want my towel to look old in just a few days. What about you? do you wash it every after using?
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@HelloMickey (1663)
• Hong Kong
25 Mar 09
I wash it by hand after I used it. And I will wash it by washing machine every 2 weeks.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well, I washed mine after a week or so... I don't want to wash it every after using because it will damage my towel in a short time..
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• Philippines
8 Apr 09
usually we don't wash our towel after one using usually it is being wash in a weekly basis. After using the towel i just hand it dry and use it again the next time i take a bath. it would be too tasking washing the towel everyday since I take a bath everyday and there are that i take a bath twice a day and that would too much job if i wash it every after use.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
That's right!!! I just wash it when I feel it is needed or when it smells bad.. hahahaha
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• Philippines
11 Apr 09
O totally agree with you, why wash a clean towel when you can reuse it. Bwahahahhaha.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
24 Mar 09
No, I put them in the dirty hamper every week. I will get out a clean towel to use. I will use it for a whole week until it gets dirty..
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
24 Mar 09
yes, me too. I think, we are more concern of dong it because we are the ones who will wash. Those people who keep on damping things in the laundry basket dont; think about it because they are not the ones washing.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
24 Mar 09
I hear ya, Bebos8!
• United States
18 Apr 09
I do because of my skin. And my Dr said that's what was giving me irritation and occasional boils and as soon as we washed them after every use, it's rare now that I have any kind of irritation. Despite you being clean the towel does habor some bacteria after every time you use it. We used to though, until my skin started having problems. Saved on extra loads of wash during the week. Oh well.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Oh? maybe you have a sensitive skin. I am just glad I don't and I am using my towel as long as I can.. not washing it every after I used it.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
10 Apr 09
i donot wash my towels daily,i just dry it.i just wash it twice in a week along when i do my regular washing.it usually doesnot become dirty but if i feel it is dirty,i do wash it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
We are the same. that's what I am doing too. I just hang the towel dry and just wash it when it really needs washing.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 09
Hi Behs, before, I usually used the same bath towel after using it once. I air dried the tower putting on the hanging rail. My hubby disliked to use the same bath towel again. After some time I found some darker color on certain parts of my bath tower. After a close watch I found that they were get mildewed. But there was nothing happened to my hubby’s towels totally. Yeah, we live in the heavy humidity area. It rains quite often. Things easily get mildewed in the rainy season. I cut the mildewed big bath towels into certain pieces. I use them as duster cloths. Since then I don’t reused the same bath towel again. I would use it again occasionally during hot sunny day. Happy posting
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Well, mild dew will not be in your towel if you will hang it dry after using. When the towel is wet and then you just dump it anywhere and it is not dried, the mild dew will take over but if..
@blanne (174)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
I don't wash our bath towels after using it only once. I mean, I don't think it is necessary. The towel may get wet and possible get the "dirt" we are supposed to remove through bathing but I don't think that's reason enough to wash the towel. The dirt may not even be enough to make us waste water and detergent. In that case, we better yet let ourselves dry so that we'll be able to save water, detergent and money. Not unless if you only have one bath towel at home and all of the people in your home share that single towel, I think it is a must. Better yet, buy more bath towels so you won't have to have the burden of washing your bath towel(s) everyday.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
hahaha... that is true. If we only have 1 towel and all the people in the house are using the came towel? I think it is reasonable to wash i after using.
• United States
7 Apr 09
No, I'm like you. Are you clean or dirty when you get out of the shower? Nuff said.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
hhahaha of course clean? that is why we don't need to wash that towel often.
• Indonesia
1 Apr 09
I don't do it either. after i use my towel, i will not wash it. i am just to dry it. everyday i got 2 or 3 times to shower. if my towel not dirty, i use that, after that i washing it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
well, that is the best thing to do. Just dry the towel after using than wash it because the color will fade easily if you keep on washing it all times.
@ank_47 (1963)
• India
29 Mar 09
i will hang it dry after i use daily . i will wash it weekly once only . i will use colour towels only and for it no need to wash it daily. but my husband towel will become dirty within 2 days only, so i will wash his towel within 2,3 days. as he works in cement factory, he will come home in very dusty clothes and body. so after bath also ,his dust will not go i think,so his towel will become dirty within 2 days. so i will wash his towel and for my towel i will wash it weekly once or for 10 days. i will bath once in a day and so my towel don;t need to wash upto more than one week. and i also think that washing more times,will damage the towels quickly .
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Well, that depends.. Now, if the one who use the towel works in a dusty place, of course his towel is also dirty,, hehehe obviously, so then it needs to be washed but for those who are just at home and no dust nor sweat in their bodies, just wait a little longer to wash that towel to save soap and water and also electricity.
25 Mar 09
I don't, usually it gets used a few times before it gets washed. You can always tell when it needs washed.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
10 Apr 09
Correct!! that's what I am doing too. I don't want to wash it when it is not yet dirty because it will just damage my towel easily. Daily washing it is not good.
• United States
25 Mar 09
no,that would be a waste of water. we wash every week
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
yes, not only water will be wasted... also soap and electricity if you are using the washing machine.
@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
I don't wash my bath towels after using it at once. I just hang it outside under the sun and let it dry and fold it later. I don't think its necessary to wash bath towels every after using unless it was really dirty like having stain or mud. Usually i use my bath towels for like a week then i change new one every Sunday. That's when i wash the use one.Happy mylotting!
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
that's ideal one.. once a week change of towel.. I just hang mine in the bathroom every after use and change it when I need to,
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
25 Mar 09
No, I do not wash it after only one use, why? Like you said: It is not dirty!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
It is not dirty anyway and it will ruin your towel if you wash it often every after using.
@julier05 (26)
• United States
25 Mar 09
As many others have stated I also wash my husband's and my towel about 1 time a week. Now my best friend's daughter used to be one that wanted a new towel everyday because of just using it once she would say it was dirty. But I found it quite funny that once she grew up and had to start doing her own laundry that thinking of hers changed REALLY quick. She saw how much laundry she would have piled up, and only her's was in the pile, all of a sudden she had a change of mind on some of her thinking!
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Well, that is correct!!! people will not realized it until they will experience it themselves of how to do the laundry. It is not a fun thing sometimes.
@silverjam (969)
• United States
25 Mar 09
I do the same; washing my bath towels 2-3x after using. It's not dirty anyway because am just using it for drying myself after bathing and just hang it dry. And yes I don't want mine to be worn-out immediately because of frequent washing.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
yes I agree..though there are towels for sale but you can actually save money it you know how tot take care of your things.
@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Hi bebs...I don't - I wash all the towels once a week. I think that everyone can use their towel in the house for one week except for my son. I do wash his towels after each use because he has his own detergent and I handle his wash separately.
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
oh really? yes me too, once or more a week.. hehehe depending upon how many time I used it. thanks for sharing.
@athinapie (1152)
• Philippines
25 Mar 09
Hello there! Just like you, I don't wash my bath towel after my first use. I just hang it to let it dry and use it around two times after then I wash it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Correct!! that;s what am doing too.. thanks for sharing.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
25 Mar 09
Not really. It is something my mother does. She also told me to do so. But I do not find this idea very good. it becomes moist and so wiping is difficult with it.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
you towel becomes moist when you don't wash it right away after using? I think... not if you will hang it and let it dry.. it will only moist if you will damp it after using..
@mymytri (2032)
• India
25 Mar 09
Yes.I do wash bath towels once i use them .I care about hygiene friend.If it becomes old you can buy another one.After my bath i soak all clothes along with bath towel in a tub for some time.In the evening and night i use one more towel after washing face and hands.I wash it alternative days.
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
25 Mar 09
ah well, you also have a point on this.. thanks for sharing.