The time has come for my towels make their exit and welcome in a new set to the apartment. For some reason picking out towels is really hard for me. Is it the right color, are they soft enough, how many do I really need, how much should I spend? These are all questions I tend to have floating around in my head while I wonder the aisles from one department store to the next. I did a little internet digging to help me in my quest to make buying towels a little easier. Here are some great resources…
Good Housekeeping, as always, has some great tips for buying towels.
” Don’t judge a towel by its in-store softness. Most manufacturers add softeners to the finish so towels will feel nice and velvety in the store. After a few washings, you may end up with a rougher towel than you had bargained for.”- GH
UnClutterer.com breaks down that age old question, how many towels do I need? with a simple equation.
“(House residents + Guest bedrooms) x 2 = Sets of bath towels and washcloths”
NOTE: Since I don’t have a guest room, but do entertain guests, I included a “1” under guest bedroom.
Martha Stewart always has the 411 when it comes to knowing how to care for your home items. She has a few great tips and tricks over on her site.
Now that I know what I should be looking for, the only question now is, what color?
image via Martha Stewart