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RevRico PowerDork
3/16/20 8:05 p.m.

How many times do you use a towel after a shower?

For me, towels are one time use. This is apparently a surprise to some people. 

Who is correct?

dculberson MegaDork
3/16/20 8:06 p.m.

I use them 3-5 times. More in the winter, less in the summer when it's humid and they dry out slower. 

Steve_Jones Reader
3/16/20 8:11 p.m.
dculberson said:

I use them 3-5 times. More in the winter, less in the summer when it's humid and they dry out slower. 

That's me as well. 

californiamilleghia Dork
3/16/20 8:12 p.m.

The same person ?   or the family :)

RossD MegaDork
3/16/20 8:13 p.m.

'Til they are a bit...crispy. Suddenly, I sound disgusting. 

bigdaddylee82 UltraDork
3/16/20 8:21 p.m.

I'm a morning showerer, Monday morning is new towel day.

barefootskater SuperDork
3/16/20 8:23 p.m.




wife says once, I say more. It's less serious an argument than our coke vs Dr Pepper argument, but you gotta pick your priorities and your battles wisely. 

EvanB MegaDork
3/16/20 8:26 p.m.

I wash it after a week or two...or three. 


Really when it starts to get annoyingly crusty. 

yupididit UberDork
3/16/20 8:28 p.m.

Two showers and the towel is dirty to me. I shower at least twice a day and after every E36 M3 I take if I can lol

Rufledt UberDork
3/16/20 8:30 p.m.

A couple times? Often just once though. I dont keep track, but the clean towel pile disappears pretty fast.

1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/16/20 8:31 p.m.

When it starts to stink, it's time for a new towel. 

Gary UltraDork
3/16/20 8:33 p.m.

In reply to dculberson :

Yes, us too. Let me say that this thread is a bit of fresh air compared to what's going on in the world and on this thread (one particular thread).

EvanB MegaDork
3/16/20 8:33 p.m.

Do you weirdos wash your pants every time you wear them also?

If you shower correctly you are just absorbing fresh water off of you and then the towel dries, no need to wash that every time you use it. 

Mr_Asa HalfDork
3/16/20 8:36 p.m.

Towels get washed at the same time as bed sheets.  Once a week unless something out of the ordinary happens.

RevRico PowerDork
3/16/20 8:40 p.m.

In reply to EvanB :

No, jeans especially, 3-5 times unless I'm in mud or concrete. Sheets once every week or two. 

But towels and wash cloths just go in the dirty clothes after a shower, like shirts socks and underwear. 

yupididit UberDork
3/16/20 8:45 p.m.

In reply to EvanB :

Nah can't wash denim too often lol

Stefan MegaDork
3/16/20 8:46 p.m.

We change ours once a week.

Yoo should be clean when you come out of the shower or after you wash your hands.

if you're not, then there's something wrong.

mtn MegaDork
3/16/20 8:53 p.m.

Unless it smells or gets crusty, probably about 7 showers. Unless it’s for a locker room shower, then it gets washed every use. 


If i shower twice in a day, the first towel gets washed even if it’s not ready yet. 

Duke MegaDork
3/16/20 8:56 p.m.

If I used a towel once per wash there isn't a linen closet large enough to hold them all, and I would do 3 extra loads of laundry a week.  I can't imagine owning that many towels. 

I have a couple sets of 2 towels each. I alternate days until it gets to be 2 weeks, so about a week per towel.  Then the pair gets swapped for a fresh set. 

Duke MegaDork
3/16/20 8:58 p.m.

Dress pants get 2 wearings unless  I get something on them. Jeans get 3-4. 

Shirts only get one wearing. 

[edit] Underwear and socks, too - single wearing only.

dculberson MegaDork
3/16/20 9:05 p.m.

I just remembered the perfect comic strip for this. 

chandler PowerDork
3/16/20 9:06 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

Towels get washed at the same time as bed sheets.  Once a week unless something out of the ordinary happens.

Much the same, I'm drying off my CLEAN body....


Jeans: when they stand up on their own. Really, washing wears them out far worse than wearing them and I don't do holey jeans.

mtn MegaDork
3/16/20 9:15 p.m.

Shirts are 1-3 wearings, depending on how much I sweated during the day. Same for pants. Wool slacks get quite a few as wool doesn’t smell nearly as bad. Jeans until they stand on their own. 

Appleseed MegaDork
3/16/20 9:26 p.m.

Wait...you wash towels?

j_tso Reader
3/16/20 10:08 p.m.

For the one time wash crowd:  If y'all have minimum 7 towels, how long are they in the dryer?  Or is it a couple washed every other day?

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