This is the exact time you need to wash your bath towels. Most Aussies leave it too long.

  • Experts offer their opinions on how frequently you should wash your towels in the bath.
  • You should wash your towels after three use if you have the time.
  • You should always wash them if they dry too quickly before you reuse them.
  • Between washes, you should not use your towel five times. 

Experts recommend that you wash your bath towels after three times.

As a general rule, towels should be cleaned every three to five uses according to Bed Threads.

These experts then discussed other reasons why towels should be changed regularly, including drying time and whether they are able to withstand repeated use. 

You should wash your bath towels after every three uses - more if they don't dry fully each time, experts say

Experts advise that bath towels should be washed after each three-uses.

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How frequently do you clean your towels?

  • Each use is followed by a thorough cleaning 25 votes
  • Every 2-3 Uses 69 votes
  • Every 3 to 5 uses 61 votes
  • Weekly 129 votes
  • Fortnightly 17 votes
  • Monthly 7 votes

“Hang the towel somewhere that is ventilated, and let it dry thoroughly before you use it again. They recommended that it be stored somewhere outside of your bathroom.

You should not use your towel if it is damp. This could lead to a growth zone of odour-causing bacteria.

This bacteria is at home in dark and moist environments. Dead skin cells are an added bonus to the colonies’ rapid growth.

Experts also pointed out that the type of towel used around your home could impact drying times.

The traditional, thick-pile, cotton towels for bath should be washed the most frequently as they are more difficult to dry than those made of lighter materials.

If someone is unwell, experts recommend that you wash all towels in the house.

Their recommendations were also supported by the Cleaning Institute who saw towels for three to five more days.