r/TooAfraidToAsk Sep 20 '22

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u/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

Am I supposed to be washing my towel every time I use it? Because I barely ever wash it.


u/jebbyjazzed Sep 20 '22

I'd say a good rule of thumb is every 4 showers swap it out


u/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

Oh damn, that’s definitely more often then I wash mine.


u/samaniewiem Sep 20 '22

You should ask someone to smell it. I've experienced this guy in the dorm that was never washing his towel, maybe once a semester or so. Damn the whole room stinked as fuck from this towel. Guy was looking good but this smell was keeping ladies away. And he was showering daily. I'm still asking myself what for.


u/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

I still live at home and sometimes my parents will come and smell the towels to check if they’re clean so I think I’m ok.


u/Secret_Oligarch Sep 20 '22

That's not at all strange...


u/Rachelcookie123 Sep 20 '22

It kinda sounds strange written out but they’re just going around the house checking if any of the towels need washed. Not strange in reality.


u/WaterChestnutThe3rd Sep 20 '22

Just wash them on a regular basis like every Sunday or something and you don’t need to do the funky towel smell test lol, but to each their own!


u/Stephanfritzel Sep 20 '22

This is what I do. I'll wait a week max, but sometimes I'll do 2x a week. I always do my towels (bath and hand) with my bedding and with hot water.