Do you wash your BATH TOWEL regularly?

@kritipen (4085)
United States
January 22, 2007 10:12am CST
I always wash my bath towel regularly. While my husband feels that it is no necessry because we use it for a very short length of time unlike our clothing and our bedsheets.What is your take on this?
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@mishang (500)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
i was regularly, when i say regularly it means every weekends. I like my bath towel to be smelling fresh and smooth, that's why i always wash it once a week, to have it clean again and put some fabric softener. i think that towels should be clean at all times because it's part of our daily hygene.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, it is a part of our dail hygene.
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes, I do regularly wash my towels. I usually don't let them go more than a week without washing. They get dirty pretty fast, since you leave them out, and they're wet and all.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you.
@xXmeganxX (4423)
24 Jan 07
hi, my boyfriend tells me there's no need to wash the bath towels for about once a week, that is minging in my opinion because i seem to be a clean freak, lol, well i wash them every single time me, my partner or my baby gets a bath, we all need to keep clean and they do get dirty! :)
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
yup, i agree.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I wash mine after each use. My husband won't use a towel that someone else has used. I personally think that I'm clean when I get out of the shower (or I better be lol) so why wash them after each use. But he insist that he can't use a towel that someone else has used. But he's weird anyway. lmao
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I wash them after every use. Mostly because after the kids are done and I mop up the floor the towel isn't dry and needs to be washed right away so it doesn't get everything in the hamper wet.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I wash the towels 2-3 times each week. Even if you don't think they are dirty, they hang in the bathroom wet and germs can start to multiply on them. Especially in the warmer, more humid weather in the summer- they can actually start to mildew rather quickly because they don't dry out completely. Then you are drying your clean body off with a gross, disgusting towel. I always have separate towels for each person, also. It seems gross to share towels or washcloths- kind of like how you would never share a toothbrush!
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for that information.
• India
22 Jan 07
yes i wash them on the following occasions 1 when i have to wipe my dining table as there is no other table cloth 2 when i am in a hurry and have to wipe the dust off my shoes
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
That is a brilliant idea.
• India
22 Jan 07
no i dont have such bad habbit of washing towels every time....hahahahhaa
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you. But what if the towel gets really dirty.
@zack_3004 (1210)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 07
Bath Towel - Do you like to wash your bath towel?
yes. of course. i wash my towel 4 times per month. i don't like to use dirty towel.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I wash them. I use it once, then toss it in the wash. I suppose I could use it more than once, but I don't. They definately need to be washed though.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank u for the response.
• Canada
22 Jan 07
Oh yes , I wash all our towels after we use them , I wouldn't care to think I was using someone else's towel when I got out of the shower . Even though the person may be clean when they get out it somehow would make me feel like I was dirty . Anything that has got wet carries more jerms on it then when it was first dry .
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Thank you for sharing.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes. I feel that it is gross if you dont do that. You have to realize that if you dont clean your bathtowel you are wiping something dirty on your clean body after the shower. It is kinda gross if you truly think about it. So I highly recommend washing your bathtowels atleast once a week. More if they are saturated with water.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Yes we sure do rub something dirty on our clean body if we dont wash them.
@senna9 (1671)
• Netherlands
22 Jan 07
i wash it regularly. it gets dirty, even if you dont see it.
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@kritipen (4085)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Agreed. It gets dirty.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Jan 07
I think that you should wash your bath towel regularly just because you are clean when you use it doesn't mean you shouldnt wash it! If you have company often how do you know they dont like blow their nose on your towels or something. lol i realize most people you invite into your house would probably not actually do anything like this. but still! WHAT IF!!?? I dont know about how your house is laid out, but my bathroom is right off the kitchen so a lot of the time if i leave my towel in there to hang, it smells like what ever i've cooked that day so i always wash em after i use em.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
25 Jan 07
I agree with you. We should wash the towels as frequently as possible
• United States
24 Jan 07
I wash all our towels after every use.