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Old 10-29-2011, 03:35 AM   #1
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How many towels?

I think you ladies may have inspired me...My husband has been preaching for years that we (meaning me) have to much stuff. I am going through clothing, etc. I was in our master bath this morning and looked in the towel closet...we have 6 bath towels. The kids/guests bathroom has about 16. We are a family of 4, but our nephew has moved in with us and it looks as though his girlfriend may be living with us soon--which is an entirely different story! Anyway, so for a house of potentially 6 (but definetly 4 for the long term) 22 towels is too many. How many do you all think is reasonable?

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Old 10-29-2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Re: How many towels?

We have about 6 bath towels for 2 adults.
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We are a family of 4 and have 2 bath towels per person. I figure one to use, and one to wash/rotate them in case I don't get laundry done or someone is taking bath/shower when the towels are in the wash.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:43 AM   #4
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Re: How many towels?

We have 6 large bath towels and 4 kids hooded towels. All of them hang on towel bars in the bathroom, none are stored in the linen closet. We also have 4 hand towels and 8 wash clothes.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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DH and I use 4 - two for me, one for him, and a spare. We used to have more, but that's all we ever used, so we downsized.
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2 towels/washcloths per person and we have 4 sets for guests.
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We have 5 people and 6 towels. Crazy, right? But it keeps me on my toes and frees a lot of room. I am very strict about the kids hanging theirs up when done, so they only need washed 1x/ week. When we have guests, Dh and I share a towel, more guests, Dh and I share the kids towels- LOL!

Is that gross??? I figure we are clean when we use them so what's the big deal? And we never get sick so it's probably good for the immune system or something- ROFL!

Can't believe I admitted this . My MIL would faint. She never reuses a towel.
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Re: How many towels?

My husband, and I use robes (1 each), my kids have 1 towel each, and I have 2 towels for guests or emergencies.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:06 PM   #9
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Re: How many towels?

2 per person, washing once a week (so you have a spare while the dirty one is in the wash).

Something fun I'm doing is having everyone's names emroidered on their own towels in fun fonts and colors . . . You could pick out the best 12 towels from your existing 22 and do that for Christmas even.
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I have like 12 (or more ) for a family of 2 adults and 1 baby, who has 3 of his own hooded towels. Purging towels tonight!
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