Ever since I was a kid, my mom has been very particular about keeping the house clean. Every Saturday morning, she would wake up my siblings and I to help her clean the house. Though I understood why she wanted to clean the house weekly, one thing I never grasped was why she washed towels almost every day. Now that I'm older though, I realized that there are some really gross things that happen if you don't wash your bath towel after two uses.
To be honest, it wasn't until a visit home last year that I asked my mom why she was so set on washing towels every day. Since she's worked in a hospital for majority of my life, she explained that she learned a long time ago how much bacteria you're hoarding in your used, unwashed towels. She also said that in order to avoid the bathrooms and small spaces from smelling like mildew, she would rather keep fresh towels in rotation as often as possible. I, however, was only washing my towels every four to five days. Needless to say, this newfound knowledge made me rethink my cleaning routine.
So, if you're like me and have a tendency to drag out laundry day, here are five reasons why you should reconsider doing so. At least when it comes to towels.