It’s summer. That means time to kick back and have fun with the family.
Our favorite summer activities usually involve a good splash of water, whether pooltime, dashing through lawn sprinklers, slip-n-slides, and everything involving getting soaked to the core. With water games comes drying off >>towels. If you’re looking for an easy way to save money on water bills associated with laundering load after load of grass-stained clothes and swimming towels, let me tip you off:
Use hand towels to dry off.
I first discovered hand towels as great alternatives to large bath towels for drying off after I began toting a bag of toiletries, post-workout clothes, and of course, a towel to the gym every day. The smaller the towel, the less space it takes up in a gym bag. I tried swapping out the towel once and was hooked.
Even with long hair a quality hand towel does the trick for drying off both my body and hair post-shower.
You can even keep it turban-wrapped atop your head just like a bath towel, using my nifty hair towel trick.
- Your laundry line will thank you for freeing up space.
- Your water bills will be lower.
- You will have more space in the wash for other clothes, not to mention waaay less laundry.
- Your linen closet looks more polished with fewer awkward bath towel stacks threatening to topple over. Just keep a few full-sized towels around the house for once-in-a-while use, guest towels, and if you have a “real” man aka gentleman covered in macho sexy body hair around. Those types just don’t do hand towels. Ask my husband.
Happy summer water play!
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too cute! and thanks for the advice!
Jordan Marie @ hottlt.com says
You’re daughter is TOO cute!
That picture is precious!
Good tip for our upcoming beach trip!
♥ Shar says
Hi, I’m Shar!
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Great tip! I’ve just now got on Pinterest and have been pinning SO many frugal tips & diy! Have a great weekend & stay cool! 🙂
xoxo ♥ -Shar
Nicole Buckingham says
Okay, yes that is such a very good idea. Love it.
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Mom of A and a says
that’s a great idea!
Hey, that is a genius idea that makes me say “OF COURSE!” It’s not like we always use the entire full size towel anyway, right? Thanks for linking up with this great tip! Have a nice weekend!!!!
Wonder why it never occurred to me to use hand towels? In the summer it seems that all I do at night is to wash and wash towels and more towels and we still don’t have enough every day…Thanks for the tip 🙂
Good tip! I usually just get a “family” towel for us to share b/c a beach towel for everyone seems crazy, but I may be stealing this idea now!
Drama Queens Mum (Kimberly) says
Your daughter is a cutie pie.
Debra Kapellakis says
Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? says
What a smart tip. I sometimes use them on my hair, but never think to use them for our body..or especially at the pool.
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