I wash my bath towel about once a week. My son does his own washing and washes his towels after one or two uses. When I read about bath sheets being bigger than necessary to dry oneself I remembered reading a money saving tip that goes to the other extreme. The writer said her family use a hand towel instead of a bath towel to save money on washing powder, water and electricity. She admitted it takes longer to dry oneself with a hand towel. I am keen to save money but wouldn't go to that extreme as it would make me feel rather deprived!
When I was little, my mum (who grew up in post-war deprived England) used to dry us with a slightly damp face cloth, wringing it out a lot, then a final rub down with a towel! This meant she only had to wash the towels once in a blue moon, saving money and time :)
I change ours as and when they seem to need washing but at least once a week. I was just wondering what other people do, as a friend was complaining that her daughter at university wasn't washing her towels often enough, to save money on laundry bills!
Yes, I laughed when I saw your pillow slip question - great minds!!
The thing with towels is they do rub skin cells off as you dry yourself, so I know some folks don't like the thought of using one twice because of that. I tend to think most of the skin falls on the floor and takes a little while to build up to an objectionable level!
I change my towels every Tuesday. However, in Summer, they may get changed more frequently as we tend to have more showers. I do have a friend who has a family of four. The each use 2 towels and the towels are washed daily. I think it's a waste!!