Showering...

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Ephoe28, Sep 2, 2007.

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Do you use a Clean/Fresh/Un-used towel and washcloth everytime you shower?

  1. Yes, I use a fresh towel and washcloth everytime I shower.

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  2. I don't reuse washcloths, but I do reuse the towel

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  3. I don't reuse the towel, but I do reuse the washcloth

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  4. Of course I reuse both!

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  5. I like to air dry and shower in one of those showers like they have in the Sims

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  1. Ephoe28

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    Alright, I kno this is COMPLETELY random, but I just started my freshman year and I just realized that I am the ONLY person I know who uses a clean/fresh/new towel and washcloth everytime I take a shower. Am I the only one?!:confused: I've always used a fresh one and my whole family does...
     
  2. No_Strings

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    I clean my cloth/sponge before and after every shower, I change my bath towel every 2 or 3 uses.
     
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    fresh towel and fresh washcloth each time
     
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    I reuse both. I think that it's a bit of a waste to keep using a fresh towel especially since you're clean when you used it the first time! The wash cloth can be debatable. There are times when I'll use one once and then get a new one. Plus on the practical side of things, I don't have enough towels and washcloths to use a new one every time I shower especially since there are some days when I shower twice a day.
     
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    I use a loofah and whatever towel my wife has left hanging on the rack. If there isn't one there, I'll get a clean one from the closet.
     
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    I use a loofa as well... and we have like 10 towels in my bathroom for display and then use.. so I grab whichever is closest to my hand.
     
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    I never use washcloths. So shoot me.
    I use the same towel for a good four or five days before getting a clean one.
    Someone above observed, tellingly, to me, that you only use the towel when you're clean.
     
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    I wash with a big poofy thing that I rinse and hang dry after showering and I use a fresh bath towel every time.
     
  9. No_Strings

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    A "big poofy thing", is that what you're calling me now? I'm 99% str8, thank you very much. We can create some heat to dry ourselves off in the future, if you'd prefer.
     
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    I think wash cloths are fucking stupid. They are one more item to wash, and they get smelly after only a few uses. You don't use a wash cloth when you wash your hands, do you? Yet the hands are surely the part of your body most in need of scrubbing. I don't have filth caked on my skin, so why should I need to use a cloth to clean it? I find that soapy hands do the job just fine.
     
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    I use the wash cloth all over. There are some parts of my back which are a pain in the ass to reach so I just use a wash cloth to get it nice and soapy. Great for between toes, butt crack, and ears too. The slight abrasiveness of the terry gently exfoliates.
     
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    I don't use a washcloth. I reuse the towel I dry with for at least a week, until the next time I do laundry. I think it's extremely wasteful (not only of water, but of gas and/or electricity) to change towels more often than that, plus I see no reason to do so. Towels will also last longer and need to be replaced less often if you don't wash them too often.

    I travel on business 2 or 3 times a year, and most hotels I stay at participate in a towel & linen reuse program, such as the ones sponsored by the American Public Health Association and Project Planet. There's a sign or notice in the room letting guests know how much water and energy is wasted washing towels, plus adding detergent to the environment. Then it instructs you to hang your towel if you reuse it, or to leave your towel on the floor or in the tub if you want it replaced.

    Interesting, I read a report on the success of the towel reuse program, and it turns out that guests who used an American Express card reused their towels significantly less often than guest who used a MasterCard or Visa. I guess being environmentally irresponsible is one of the privileges that come with AmEx membership.
     
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    I never use a washcloth. Too much friction dries out my skin.

    I use the towel for about a week. Less in the winter because they don't dry as quickly and moist towels during wet weather are breeding grounds for yuckies!

    It's very wasteful to use a towel only once. All that energy that goes into washing and drying them! Plus, the more you wash them the faster they wear out and cotton, unless it's organically grown, is very harmful to the environment.
     
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    I don't use a washcloth. That's what mommies use to not touch your private parts.
    As an adult I use just soap like the TV ads show.

    Plus, do you know how much bacteria can grow on a warm, wet washcloth?
     
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    I use clean ones each time.
     
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    Whew... thought I was a freak.

    Don't use a washcloth.
    Re-use a towel 4 or 5 times.
     
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    Wow guys *nd girls* thanks for all the responses. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who uses a new one everytime. However, I decided before I even posted this poll that I was going to start reusing my towels, and I'd like to say it's entirely because I want to conserve energy, but honestly, in college I just don't have time to keep doing my laundry.
     
  18. Principessa

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    EEEK! :eek: My nana taught me to use 2 washcloths as a child. One for face, one for body. It was considered unhygenic to wash your face with the same washcloth used to wash your feet and butttocks. We got new washcloths every day; but towels were re-used for a few days.

    Nowadays I use one on those tulle poofy things like MercurialBliss, towels get changed every other day.


     
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    They get re used, unless I'm in a place (like Florida) where because of the humidity they don't dry between one day and the next. Over frequent laundry is wasteful.
     
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    Shush silly! :biggrin1: I don't use it more than once before washing and guess which part of my body I wash LAST??

    Towels I reuse.
     
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