Monday, June 16, 2014


So, there is something that's been driving me nuts, and I have to get it off my chest: 
I don't like wash cloths.

I feel terrible because they're a bath time staple, and come in really cute prints, and people have been using them for years! Yet, the thought of using them makes me cringe. Sure, I like them fresh out of the dryer and the feel of exfoliation on my skin. But the pro's end there. 

Here are my con's:
once they get wet, they are too heavy to manage and make washing so awkward
I only want to use them to remove mascara, but there's so much more wash cloth left over
post-bathtime they usually end up in a wet heap on the floor of the bathtub
they often cover the drain, making your bath water drain super slow
if you put them in the hamper they get everything else wet
I hate wringing them out
if you leave them on the floor of the tub for longer than 10 minutes, they start to smell
if you hang them up in the tub, they grow mold on the tile behind it

I thought I was alone in my resentment toward wash cloths. Well, I might still be alone in it, BUT, I took a poll to see how many times people use a wash cloth before, well, washing it and the answer was a resounding 'ONCE.' That's it! No one used their's more than that! What a waste of terry cloth!

So, to ease my resentment, I bought some washcloths and cut them up to the size I needed: 4.5" x 4.5". (It was therapeutic.)
I cut out some pretty fabric, and came up with a solution to all those cons: 

Pronounced "ex-fo-lees" these mini wash cloths eliminate those inconvenient, 
large, wet wash cloths from your tub, your tile, and your laundry basket. 

It's a lot easier to justify washing this tiny 4.5" x 4.5" terry cloth/cotton square after one use. Which means you're doing less laundry, and you're sure to be using a clean one every day. 

They are just the right size to wash your face, then throw in the hamper without getting all the other clothing sopping wet. The terry cloth side exfoliates the face and the cotton fabric smooths your cells. 

I'm selling them on Etsy for $8.50 per set of 4. Check them out here.
They even work as little baby wash cloths. My 4 year old loves how small they are and because it's something unique, she ends up washing herself with it way more than she does with the regular size wash cloths. 

Here's a sneak peek of the next set I'm about to finish -->
I do have one more thing to say. I have a new use for the regular size wash cloths: after I wash my face in the sink in the morning (with one of the exfolies), I dry my face with a wash cloth. I used to use the hand towel to dry my face… but yuck… don't get me started on that. 



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