Yesterday you may have seen "towels" trending on social media. Here's why.
It began with one Twitter user asking the perfectly innocuous question about how many towels does a household of 2 people need.
This elicited a wide variety of responses, most notably this one:
Yashar then clarified his stance on differences between each towel gradiation:
Many people had thoughts on this, ranging from the silly...
to the serious.
That being said, in terms of actual utility and having an NYC linen closet (which I know I'm fortunate enough to have a closet that I can shove towels into along with extra pillows and linens - washing often and rotating towels! - but many people do not have storage for any extra towels at all) here's my general thoughts on the subject and current towel inventory:
4 bath sheets that we got as a wedding gift - they are immense "mega towels" that only my husband uses. I find them impractical as you can't dry your hair and your body at the same time with one mega-towel. Because they were a gift, they match and are in excellent condition.
8 regular bath towels - these are a hodge-podge blend of towels from us moving in together that we didn't deem worthy of adding to the registry. Would I like fancy coordinated towels? That would be awesome. But until then, I'm making it work with the free TV show promotional towel.
4 hand towels - I don't know where to hang them, but I have them.
Misc. washcloths - see above re: linens not matching and being generally inherited.
Why did this subject generate so much debate? I'm thinking because:
1) It's not something you think about but you use every day - a bit like asking "How many mugs should someone have?" (*which, as a sidenote, I have seemingly 200 mugs but I refuse to cull due to sentimentality)
2) Towels are not cheap, especially nice ones, so it's a significant investment in terms of set up (*and yes, I give towels as wedding gifts when I see them on a registry - they are way more useful than a food processor).
3) Towels are bulky and hard to store, but essential post-immersion items.
What are your thoughts?