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Eww…What’s On That Towel?!

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Recently I was looking at my towels when I realized that some of them are as old as my grandchildren! They were dingy and certainly not as fluffy as they used to be, I had a couple of towels with stains on them. Where did the stains come from, I don’t know! Other towels were frayed at the ends. Actually i didn’t have any matching towel sets. I used to, but not anymore. All of this got me thinking TWO things:

  1. Throw out all of my towels and replace them with new ones.

  2. I NEVER thought about my towels and how bad they were gettting!?!

The second thought got me thinking even further: even though I wash my towels regularly, they must have been bad for my skin. All of that wear and tear. The YEARS of dirt and other stuff that had been on them. Hey I  JUST learned that you shouldn’t use a loofah sponge for TOO long! I was getting small rashes and once I stopped using my old one and replaced it with a new one, the rashes stopped coming. I have taken my towels for granted! They are an everyday use and I never gave them the attention I should. They TOUCH my skin and my hair! I change out my toothbrush. I change my sheets on my bed. When my shoes wear out, I get new ones. (Well, I shouldn’t count the last example. I sorta have a shoe addiction.)

Think about it. We dry off millions of dead skin cells. The towels can get a musty scent and carry bacteria.I use a bath towel twice at the most.Then I try to wash them once a week. Sometimes I use Vinegar to freshen them up. You want them to last,but you need to recognize when they have outlived their use. I don’t want to reintroduce anything to my skin that I don’t want. Old towels usually become rags for me. Some I use while I’m painting.  Take a look at YOUR towels!

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I went out and bought a bunch of new towels. I shopped around and found some good deals like at Big Lots. Now I am looking at all of my towels: Kitchen and bathroom! I will know when it’s time to let them go.

 

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2015 in Health

 

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Another Use For A Wine Rack

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I love this idea. Unfortunately my wine racks are always filled with wine bottles 🙂

 
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Posted by on November 19, 2014 in Organizing

 

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Super Tip Tuesday: Those Sheets Have Stains From I Don’t Know What?!

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For some reason Sheets and Towels were two things i’d keep till they disintegrated! I would rarely go out and buy new sheets or towels. A hole or two in a sheet didn’t stop me from still putting it on the bed. My blankets were fine and they were covering the sheets so who cares! I’d wash a towel in bleach by accident and now it was yellow with white patches all over it, no big deal, it was still usable. As I got older I realized thats not good. Two things that touch your body SHOULD be in good condition! Well then I went on a buying spree and had too many sheets and towels and couldn’t fit them in the linen closet.

One day i went through them and found some old ones in there, I came across sheet sets that were missing a pillowcase. I had facecloths that were an entirely different color than any towel set I had. So I suggest to everyone to go through your sheets and towels. They are things we take for granted. If you have the money, treat yourself to a nice pair of high thread count sheets or a nice fluffy towel set.

When you go through your stuff, make two piles. One pile should be trash or rags. The other should be donation. The trash/rags pile is self explanatory. If the towels or sheets are really in bad shape, throw them out. Some towels can be cut into smaller pieces and made into rags for cleaning. The other pile is for sheet sets that are in fair condition or if its missing a component to the entire set or you dont really use them anymore. Local shelters can use those items!!! AND you create space in your closet.

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2014 in Organizing

 

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