The HH and I are having a debate. I wash our towels bath towels about every 3 days, the HH thinks I am
OCD slightly overdoing it. He thinks I could easily stretch it out to once a week maybe even two. The thing is that they are all damp and moist–and yes, they get hung up to dry, but they certainly don’t dry at the same rate they would on a air-circulating clothesline or in a heated dryer. Those bad boys have to harbor all sorts of bacteria, right?
I decided to hit the world wide web to prove a point to the HH, and wouldn’t you know it, 3 days or 3 uses IS EXACTLY the recommended time between washes. It’s funny, because I probably read that somewhere years ago, and it just stuck. According to several sites, towels have tons of dead skin cells, not to mention mold causing bacteria. Gross. What’s the point of cleaning your body if you are just going to shimmy it with a dirty towel afterward?
So, even though I feel slightly vindicated by my web search, I am reasonable enough to know that the interweb isn’t always the end all, be all. BUT, you guys certainly are :), so which camp do you reside in: Camp Mavis or Camp HH? Neither? Then, how often do YOU wash your bath towels?
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