How Often Should You Replace Your Bathroom Hand Towels? Finally, a Definitive Answer

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How often are we supposed to replace our bathroom towels is a question most of us haven’t really asked ourselves. And while there’s no real formula to figuring it out, according to Leanne Ctapf, Chief Operating Officer of The Cleaning Authority, two years is a good rule of thumb to go by. 

After the two-year mark, towels tend to lose their ability to efficiently absorb water. But age isn’t just the telltale sign to replace your bathroom towels. You should also replace them if they have unpleasant odours or stains, even after washing, or if you notice they have any damage, holes or raggedy edges.

Also, just because you get a new set of towels, there’s no need to throw away your old ones, but instead, repurpose them for other uses. Old towels can be used to dry your pup after a muddy dog walk, or you can donate them to a local animal shelter. Alternatively, cut them up and use them as cleaning rags.

So, if your towels have seen better days and think it’s time to invest in a fresh set, we’ve gathered a great range of bathroom towel sets to choose from. These suit every budget and style, so you can find the perfect set that not only looks great in your bathroom but also helps to dry you efficiently.

Loop Home Bath Five Piece Set, $219

This five-piece bath set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels and a bathmat, all in a handy laundry bag. The towels are 100% GOT certified organic Aegan cotton, woven and finished in Turkey.

Loop Home

Home Republic Mimosa Earth Textured Towel Range, $27.99, was $39.99

Mimosa Textured Towels are super absorbent and feature a terry front and reverse. The warm tone creates a beautiful accent to your bathroom space and looks great on a towel radiator. Machine wash at 40c with similar colours. 

Home Republic Mimosa Earth Textured Towel Range

Home Republic Navara Textured Snow Cotton Bamboo Towel Separates, $29.99, was $49.99

The Navara Towels are made in Turkey from a cotton bamboo blend that provides absorbency on another level. It even has natural inherent antibacterial properties to keep your towels fresher for longer. 

Home Republic Navara Textured Snow Cotton Bamboo Towel Separates

Sofi Organic Boucle 6 Piece Towel Set, $59.99, was $149.99

Sofi Organic Towels are eco-friendly and made with a smooth and gentle construction. Crafted from two-ply organic yarn that efficiently dries the moisture from your body after a shower or bath.

Royal Splendour 6 Piece Towel Set, $59.99, was $149.99

The classic, yet versatile design meets super plush textures that will feel like you’re drying yourself with a cloud. It’s Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified which means it’s made with no harmful materials or substances, but 100% cotton in India.

Sheraton Subway 5-piece Towel Set, $36.99

The Sheraton Subway 5-piece Towel Set includes all you need to equip your bathroom with fresh and plush towels at an affordable price. This set includes 2 bath towels, a hand towel, a face washer, and a bath mat. It’s made with durable pile construction and evenly twisted yarn to prevent shedding. 

Sheraton Luxury

Onkaparinga Rivet 7-piece Bath Towel Set – Denim, $59.99

Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom with the Rivet collection by Onkaparinga, made with premium cotton and featuring a delicate border around the edges. The set includes 4 bath towels, a hand towel, and two face washers, perfect for everyday use.

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