Simplify Saturday: Wash Towels Less Frequently

Simplify Saturday: Wash Towels Less FrequentlyThe other day I was talking to a friend about laundry. I know, really interesting, right? Actually, it was rather eye opening to me. She was telling me that she feels so overwhelmed by all of the laundry that she needs to do, and when I asked a bit further, one of the things she mentioned was that she washes all of their towels every day.

Part of me feels weird saying this so publicly, but I didn’t realize that some people washed their towels every day. I suggested that she could save at several loads of laundry a week, as well as the natural resources involved in the washing – such as water and gas for heating the water, simply by washing her towels less frequently. I mean, she was talking about bath towels. Towels her family uses when they get out of the bath or shower and are clean. I mentioned we wash ours about once a week; sometimes more often, if we end up using them to mop up the floor after my boys’ baths.

She decided to cut back to every other day, which saves her 3-4 loads of laundry a week, and see how it goes before potentially cutting back further. If you’re washing your towels every day, I encourage you to also try cutting back. It’ll reduce your work load as well as help conservation efforts. That makes it a great way to simplify!

After this conversation I wondered, am I alone in not washing my towels on a daily basis? Then I realized that I feel content with washing them as we do, so there’s no need to change it, no matter what others do. But then I started to think about other areas of my life and I was left with the question: Are there things that I do every day that I don’t need to be doing as often? Certainly, cutting back on some of those would help to free up time for other things. So now I’m asking you, What sort of things do others do daily that you don’t?

2 thoughts on “Simplify Saturday: Wash Towels Less Frequently

  1. Nope, not weird at all. I have 2 towels and towel 1 gets used Wed to Sunday and towel 2 gets used part-of-Sunday to Wed and then I do laundry. I live in an apartment building at it costs me $2 a load to do a load of laundry (I air dry my clothes on a rack in my apt so I save $2 on the dryer). The fact that I have to physically put money into the machine makes me organize my laundry to once a week.

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