I try to use/wear things as long as possible before replacing them; that goes for exercise wear, underwear, and home linens, as well as clothing. Last year I made it a goal to replace anything that needed replacing with the most sustainable option I can afford, starting with my lingerie drawer. I successfully replaced some VERY old underwear with new organic cotton and brands that produce in the US, and couldn’t be happier. So, I decided to try and tackle my “towel” problem.
I had a face towel that I LOVEd, but was literally more than 20 years old; my mother bought it for me when I moved into my first apartment. It worked, but it was so ugly, threadbare, and shredding. I was loathe to get rid of it, but there comes a time when even though something may still perform it’s “job,” it has tired of doing so, and shows it. As Marie Kondo would advise, I thanked it for it’s service, and sent it on it’s way.Keep Reading