Thursday, May 18, 2017

Do You Ever Have Enough Towels?

by Karen Rose Smith


Do you ever have enough towels? 
It might seem like an odd question, but I always seem to need more. When I tell my husband that, he rolls his eyes as if our closet is stuffed with them.


Well, maybe it is.  But we have four inside cats and two strays who come into our basement for night time and napping. Towels make great nesting places, easily washed and kept clean. I use them on cushions, on chairs, in boxes and on condo surfaces. The cats love them. Two of our inside cats have asthma so I wash throws and towels often to reduce cat hair flying about.  




Dish towels don't seem to last as long as they once did.  But I cook a lot and wash my hands often.  I like absorbent towels for hands, cotton materials to cover baked goods until they cool and to cover bread dough to help it rise. 


I suppose I should mention decorative towels for when guests visit. I usually have a cute flower or cat towel hanging in the bathroom along with more practical ones. 






I like colorful towels and I prefer good bargains. We have a wholesale store named Ollies that has a huge selection with economical prices on a daily basis.  I check every couple of months to see what's new.  I have been known to buy towels at Target but I like the quality of towels I sometimes find at T. J. Max.  Then there's always Kohl's with sales and coupons.



DO you ever have enough towels?