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mrsruffallo Sat 15-Aug-15 18:51:57

AIBU? Recently returned from our Corsica holiday. Before we went I invested in some lovely beach towels. DH keeps using them in the bathroom and hanging them on the towel rack. AIBU to be irritated?

DoJo Sat 15-Aug-15 18:57:43

YABU - a towel is a towel is a towel. If they are so lovely, why keep them shut up in the airing cupboard for 50 weeks a year instead of getting them out and using them?!

Littlefluffyclouds81 Sat 15-Aug-15 18:58:27

Umm, towels are towels aren't they? Maybe he really enjoyed his holiday and wants to feel like he's still there.

I just grab the first clean towel I of my favourites is a universal studios beach towel that my parents got me when I was 10. It's had 24 years of service and still does the job.

I'm guessing maybe my house doesn't look like your house.

Sighing Sat 15-Aug-15 18:58:27

They are towels. Do you intend to use them for two weeks a year?

overthemill Sat 15-Aug-15 18:58:58

I always use beach towels - nice size, colourful and great quality. And they don't get used enough to 'save' them for best!

scarletforya Sat 15-Aug-15 19:00:02


People save beach towels for the beach? confused

verystressedmum Sat 15-Aug-15 19:00:17

If you put them away in a cupboard he won't be able to use them

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Aug-15 19:00:54

I prefer a beach towel. Mainly because I get hair dye on my plain towels, even weeks after I've dyed my hair.

WorraLiberty Sat 15-Aug-15 19:02:00

If you put them away in a cupboard he won't be able to use them

Why not? confused

Unless the OP has husband proof cupboard locks? grin

DirtyMugPolice Sat 15-Aug-15 19:02:33

Yabu. Beach towels are always massive so a bonus for drying yo self covering a fat arse

malovitt Sat 15-Aug-15 19:02:36

My beach towels live in the loft for 50 weeks per year.
They're too garish for the bathroom.
If I leave them in the cupboard they get used and I don't like it.
So, I'm with you, OP.

ScarlettDarling Sat 15-Aug-15 19:02:50

I don't have beach towels in the bathroom because I like things to match. blush

But my kids take them swimming, so they get plenty of use.

mrsruffallo Sat 15-Aug-15 19:03:06

Is it just me then?
I always save them for holidays and for the children's swimming lessons as they are lovely, big and colourful and I would never use bath towels for swimming.

poocatcherchampion Sat 15-Aug-15 19:03:13

How dreadful grin

Seriously tho, that wouldn't happen here.

KumiOri Sat 15-Aug-15 19:03:44

towel is towel, no?

Zeitgeistic Sat 15-Aug-15 19:04:17

I generally save beach towels for the beach or swimming. It would irritate me a bit if someone were to put them to general bathroom use. I would never say anything though as I do realise I'm being a bit precious and rediculous.

mrsruffallo Sat 15-Aug-15 19:04:28

They are put in the airing cupboard, not the towel cupboard in the bathroom.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Sat 15-Aug-15 19:04:29

Hmm, we always saved beach towels for beach and swimming lessons/going to the pool. Then again, I was never a few mins away from one or the other. If they're rarely used otherwise, then yabu. Towels are meant to be used.

cathcustard Sat 15-Aug-15 19:04:48

Beach towels should go in the airing cupboard and only come out for holidays and days at the beach.
They should not be used indiscriminately and left on the bathroom floor, the end of a bed or a mouldy gym bag DS are you reading?.
That way they last for 20+ years and be hopelessly old fashioned for ever.

OOAOML Sat 15-Aug-15 19:05:23

Are beach towels different fabric/size? Or is the only difference the colours and patterns? Disclaimer: we have no beach towels and don't have beach holidays so there may be whole categories of towel that I am not familiar with.

nicestrongtea Sat 15-Aug-15 19:05:53

OP that's nearly as bad, but not quite, as using bathroom towels on the beach< shudder>
Seriously your only option is to hide them or LTB !grin

TheCrowFromBelow Sat 15-Aug-15 19:07:35

I love using my beach towels. Bath towels are just too small. Nothing matches here!

mrsruffallo Sat 15-Aug-15 19:08:31

YY bathroom towels on the beach or for swimming do make me cringe. Nice to know I am not alone.

Soundofsettling Sat 15-Aug-15 19:12:04

YANBU!! Horrible thin nasty velour that doesn't absorb properly vs fluffy absorbent Turkish loop.

A beach towel is not a bath towel.

DoJo Sat 15-Aug-15 19:12:09

I take bathroom towels swimming as it seems silly to wash a towel after one use when I could take towels that have already been in service and then wash them. Because this seems like an eminently sensible system, and one which is likely to single-handedly save the planet, I'm afraid YAstillBU as far as I'm concerned. wink

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