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Do you have a towel management system?

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PeaMcLean Fri 11-Jul-08 17:39:02

Do you fold up the towels after they've been used and use them again?

And whilst hanging them up to dry, where do you put them? Let's say you've all had baths or showers and there are four towels? Do you really have enough space in the bathroom for them?

Do you keep to your own towels? Perhaps a colour coded system?

Do you share?

If reusing, how do you make sure towels get washed often enough? Do you literally just wait until they're smelly?!?

Just wondering how other people manage their towels. smile

SoupKitchen Fri 11-Jul-08 17:42:16

We share towels, 2 bath towels in use at a time. I for the girls and 1 for the boys plus a hand towel.
We have a towel rail which fits all 3 in the bathroom.
Washed every 3 days.

No colour codes.

BoysAreLikeDogs Fri 11-Jul-08 17:42:38

Change towels every two days

Hang the towels on bedroom door hooks in Summer, on radiator in Winter

<<bleurgh>> to sharing towels

Bathroom handtowel -f resh every morning

Mindees use kitchen towel (cross infection prevention)

charliecat Fri 11-Jul-08 17:43:45

We are grateful to find a towel in my chaotic house.
They always get washed after swimming and they never go smelly.

SoupKitchen Fri 11-Jul-08 17:44:29

Get bleugh to towel sharing but Dc are only 2& 3, so not really an issue.

sarah293 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:45:21

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ivykaty44 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:48:01

All clean towels are folded and kept in one area - at the end of the bath/shower.

When the towel has been used it is then spread ou on a wooden air thingy near the bathroom radiator (right next to it actually) so that in winter the towel drys quicker. The towel will be used for two to three days and then washed. We each use our own towel due to impetigo risk (we seem to suffer at times in this house)Then we wash towels every use on hot wash.

FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:49:10

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Walnutshell Fri 11-Jul-08 17:49:12

lol at a system! wash every couple of days, unfortunately hang on upstairs banisters because of shortage of space. Would prefer bathroom with room for towel rail system ! grin

colour-coded? I love that! Oh no, just realised, we have an allocated space on the banister for each persons towel - that's a system innit?

FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:50:38

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PeaMcLean Fri 11-Jul-08 17:51:01

This is all very interesting.

Can I add another question please?


If hanging towels to dry, eg on an airer, or similar, how do you know which is yours?

FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:51:28

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DorrisMcWhirter Fri 11-Jul-08 17:51:45

I embroider our initials on the relevant towel. Helps a lot and keeps things hygienic.

Walnutshell Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:10

irate about sharing towels?

wow, you gotta love MN.

Lucycat Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:15

surely I could buy such a thing at Lakeland?

'a towel management system' for ladies who lunch.

PeaMcLean Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:33

Sorry, slow reader blush

and some people haven't answered all the questions. Tsk.

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Fri 11-Jul-08 17:52:50

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sarah293 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:53:39

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hunkermunker Fri 11-Jul-08 17:54:13

The butler dries us off with his longjohns.

He is brisk.

maidamess Fri 11-Jul-08 17:54:15

Urgh, sharing towels. Have you never heard of threadworms?

We have our own towels...which we hang up after use. I am the self appointed towel nazi monitor, and I make sure ALL towels are accounted for at all times.

Those who do not follow the house towel rules are duly flogged.

Walnutshell Fri 11-Jul-08 17:54:39

I can come into your house and establish a towel management system for a small fee

FluffyMummy123 Fri 11-Jul-08 17:54:58

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squeaver Fri 11-Jul-08 17:55:38

No but I'm thinking of hiring a towel management consultant to come in and advise me.

maidamess Fri 11-Jul-08 17:56:06

Yes I get irate too if dh uses my towel.

And when he hangs it up over the bath all his chest hairs fall out and it looks like he's been rough a springer spaniel.

squeaver Fri 11-Jul-08 17:56:21

Her name is WalnutShell grin

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