2/25/2008

Boring Snoring


Please raise your hand if you and yours use a towel more than one time before it gets thrown in the laundry. I wash towels way too often. I need some answers. Is it really necessary to wash each time or could we use them say maybe twice?


My next line of business. Do any of you have any Michaels coupons? I need a bunch for the wedding reception I'm helping with.

28 comments:

Jodi said...

Yes...we use our towels twice. All you do is dry off with them after you are COMPLETELY CLEAN from a shower. Why not. It saves a TON of laundry.
No coupons but have you tried on-line? I know some companies let you print them off the computer. Good luck.

Aundrea said...

I was JUST thinking about this this morning! I was thinking about cracking down on the towel usage in my household!! I do waaaay too many loads of towels:)

I'll check my Sunday paper...there are usually Michael's coupons in there.

Rochelle said...

We use towel twice at our house. We have cute towel hooks!

Becky said...

oh, I wont tell you how many times we use towels before they get washed. I only do one load of towels a week if that tells you anything. *blush*

Bridget said...

Please tell me your kidding. You wash your towels after every use!? Do you was the sheets on your bed everyday too? We are on the once a week plan. So far no one has told me I stink.

ericandjanine said...

When they stink, it's time for a wash. This has become more often since I had kids.

Sheri said...

There is NO WAY I wash my towels after every usage. In fact, I think I do towels once a week. What's that smell? Oh, it's the Trezises!

Merilee said...

Okay, this is good. Now I have established that I'm not crazy for wanting to prolong the towel using process. I have you all to back me when I present this to Chris correct? It sounds like I need to get my grubby little fingers on some hooks.

Darilyn said...

If chris doesn't go for it then just tell the kids the new rule.

Emily said...

Hahahaha! Oh, the horrors of a housewife! Just make sure that if you are using your towels more than one time that the respective parties remember which towel is whose. Then, once a week is groovy!

Chelle said...

I don't know how many times we use towels but I will say it's always more then once and always less then you could count with both hands. I'm with Janine, I use them until they lose the fresh smell.

Chelle said...

I also love your picture of the stack of towels. You always have the best pictures.

I've done a similar thing in our guest room and every once in a while I'll go in that room and lay on the bed and look around and take a deep breath because that room always stays nice.

Elizabeth said...

The kids use towels twice before we wash them...at least that's the theory!

Chelsea said...

For sure multiple uses here too! We have embroidered names on some towels so we know who's is who's on the towel rack. And if we aren't using the name ones, we go by colors. Makes it way easier. I am always white, and Cody is any other color. *The white are way comfier! :)

Mahina said...

wow! i don't really keep track! i am with janine, once they start smelling, they get tossed in the washer! after all of these comments i am embarrassed to even guess how often we wash them! come on, you're clean when you dry off with them!

Ashley said...

We use towels about 3 times before washing them. Besides, isn't this Oregon? Aren't we supposed to be saving the environment or something? :)

hailey said...

I'm looking for michaels coupons for you. I love your blog! You've got great style kid! Can't wait to see what you do with the wedding.
Hailey

ducklips said...

ok, I'm with the smelly washers. Everyday I walk in my bathroom, I smell the towels and if I get a wiff of something foul, I wash them.

Oh, and I just pulled my Sunday paper in though, so I will clip and send you my Michaels coups if I have any.

brenda said...

Loving your playlist!!!

Where in the paper are the coupons? Sunday? Which section? Any other day of the week?

Towels? I hang them flat when they are used, (you know, not folded) so I don't think they get mildewy or whatever. I don't even keep track, probable 3 or 4 uses before a wash. But I do wash washcloths after one use. No one is ever going to vote me captain-hygiene though. I'm an every-other-day-showerer, and I just don't care.

megan said...

you mean you are supposed to wash your towels? just kidding of course. i probably wash mine once a week. just don't tell chris that you didn't wash his towel after one use. oh wait he reads this

Merilee said...

I'm loving all this feedback! Thanks everyone.
Michaels coupons come in the Tuesday freebie paper, so everyone clip away tomorrow.

KrisBo said...

yea, like meg. i wash my towels once or twice a week. i mean come on you just got clean! ooh i might get some soap residue on it. LOL

Chris C said...

Hello people!!! The towels are dirty after you use them once! They hang there all wet and damp and get all smelly... gross! Merilee has forbidden me to throw them in the dirty close pile after one use so now I must use them twice. It does kind of gross me out though. I must force myself to do so.

And on another laundry note - I also have started wearing my jeans more than once before having them washed. These are all big steps for me you know. And if I had it my way I would have the sheets washed at least twice a week! Also, no climbing in bed with clothes on! You have worn those all over town and you want to climb in bed with them - even more gross then the towels!

Merilee said...

Chris, you aren't doing yourself any favors by putting that info out there.

ducklips said...

Chris, I am very impressed w/ your concessions. I know what a clean freak you are , so I know this must be hard for you. You may as well go out and roll in the mud now. Anyone for mud football? Ultimate mud frisbee?

After being married to my sister for 12 years, I honestly never thought I'd see the day. Congratulations!

Merilee, congrats on a lighter laundry load. I am weeping tears of joy for you as we type.

jana said...

foget washing after every use, I'd be up to my eyeballs! Great to see and hear from you! I miss your humor and your kids are HUGE!!

jana said...

Forget washing them after every use, I'd be up to my eyeballs! Great to hear from you!! I miss your humor, and your kids are HUGE!!

Brian said...

Chris, You have got to let go of the O.C. attitude! Wash your jeans after each use??? You've GOT to be kidding! Wow, I bet the next thing you're going to tell me is that you wash your underwear after each use also? Where's the humanity???