I have been debating this for a long time, but I never seem to get anywhere with it. Usually I forget about it until nighttime when I need them the most, and then I kick myself for not getting any. After a long hard day at work, all I want to do is take a nice hot shower before bed, and when I get out I want a nice cozy towel waiting for me. Is that too much to ask? I don’t think so, but apparently I can’t remember to buy us new towels!
Our bath towels have seen better days let me tell you! When Toby and I first got married, the only towels we had were the ones I had in college and the ones he kyped from his mom when he moved out. That doesn’t add up to too many towels. So, the first towels I bought were from WalMart and I still have those towels. They’ve done the job, but they are small and don’t really hold a lot of water so I use those for the kids. They are also kinda scratchy so I really don’t like them! My college towels are in pretty good shape yet. They are from JCPenney and I’m pretty sure they were one of my graduation gifts! They’re nothing fancy. They’re bigger than the WalMart towels and a lot thicker which correlates to more absorbency, but they’re almost too thick. They don’t wrap around my head right and they’re very fluffy when folded. Apparently, Toby went through a stage where the only towels he’d use were white ones so when he left home, those were the ones he took with him. The kicker is he STILL will only use those towels! I will admit that I have gotten use to them also, but they are getting ridiculous! You can pretty much see through these towels. They are starting to fray, rip, and tear in all sorts of places. The loose strings get caught in the washing machine which results in me ripping them more as I’m trying to get the out of there.
So, last night, I finally broke down and bought 2 towels. Yup, only 2! I have found that I’m very picky about my towels and with the price for one towel these days, I’m not going to buy 10 new ones only to find out I hate them! The newest towels came from Penney’s again, but I got 2 different kinds. One was the JCP brand and the other is Linden Street. They both felt nice, but the Linden Street one is just a bit nicer. It felt amazing and of course was more expensive. They were on sale, but even the sale price made me want to cringe because the thought of spending $100 on towels should make anyone cringe! They are in the dryer as I type so I’m excited to give them a dry. (Ha ha ha, get it?!)
Do you have certain brands that you prefer? Is there one kind I should try versus another? I know that I hate WalMart towels and believe me I’ve been looking for good towels for a long time! I’ve looked at the ones at Target and I don’t think they feel any nicer than the ones at WalMart so I haven’t actually purchased any from there. I know I need to do something soon though because hole-y towel Batman, they’re getting pretty bad!