I want to create a new invention.
This invention will help mothers worldwide. It will be invented out of necessity.
I am going to invent a self-cleaning bath towel. A no-wash-reusable-no-drying-needed bath towel.
There are five bodies in my home that must be showered and washed regularly. Mine is the only body who doesn’t throw towels on the floor somewhere in the house.
This must be one of my pet peeves, because I’ll admit it: I hate washing bath towels.
Oh, I don’t mind the actual process of washing and drying bath towels, I just get irked because of the way it comes about for me to wash them.
I load up the bathroom with freshly-laundered and folded towels, then within about two days there are no towels in the bathroom!
Aargh! It’s not like every person in my home takes a shower every single day!
So what the heck happens to them???
In order to cut back on laundry, some time ago I assigned everyone their own bath towel. They were instructed to use it then hang it back up in the bathroom so it could dry and be reused.
This was intended to be a saving practice: Save water. Save time. Save electricity. Save the earth. Yada yada yada.
Instead of saving anything, the darn bath towels are making me lose my sanity!
I find them draped over bedposts, stuffed into bedroom corners, lying on the floor in bedrooms, piled on the bathroom floor and even outside (the kids take them out to dry off the trampoline, the sled, their bicycles!).
Not hanging up. Not folded neatly and put back on the linen shelf. Not ready to be reused.
The darn towels end up having to be washed over and over and over again more often than necessary.
Do you know how bad a damp towel can smell after its been crumpled up behind a bedroom door for a day or two?
I can feel my blood pressure rising as I write!
I want towels that don’t need to be laundered. They are perpetually fresh and clean-smelling. They don’t get dirty. Or damp. They automatically hang themselves up or fold themselves then fall into place on the linen shelf.
I have considered telling my family I am on a towel strike – they can drip dry! But I guess that would be a little cruel.
So until I get my Ultra Towel – the Self-Cleaning Bath Towel perfected, I am stuck with laundering, folding, stacking and gritting my teeth every time I find towels on the floor.
Maybe I need to cut back to one large family towel. Each person can use it after their shower then it gets dried and placed back on the shelf.
Aaah, the things a mother will do to make a point!