Many people wouldn’t associate towels with needing regular washing. After all, they get used once your body is clean after showering or bathing, so why would they need to be washed regularly, too? Well, as you towel yourself off after a relaxing bath, your body might be clean, but this doesn’t stop skin cells from transferring onto the fabric of a towel. So, if you’re wondering how often to wash towels, it is a good idea to wash your towels every 4–7 washes or approximately once a week. This is a good balance between washing your towels often, but not so much that it gets expensive in water and electric bills!
However, if your towel has been used to clean anything dirty, it should be washed right away. That is the same for towels with pet hair on them. Towels that are used during a workout should also be washed right away, as should towels that have a damp smell.