How You Can Repurpose (and Reuse) Old Towels

by Pei Ying Lim on March 10, 2022
Don't throw away your old towels! There are many ways you can repurpose them.
According to a study by Southern Cross University, 77% of people want to learn how to live more sustainability. Repurposing old items– such as old towels, is a great way to start. 

Here are some ways you can reuse your old towels:

1. Turn them into Cleaning Rags

repurpose old towels into cleaning cloths

Do you frequently purchase bunches of Cleaning Rags for household chores? Instead of these purchases, try cutting your old towels to turn them into Cleaning Rags. This helps you save some money, and it is also a great way to reuse your old towels and contribute to sustainability.

2. DIY Picnic Mat

how to reuse old towels DIY picnic mat

Make your very own Picnic Mat using four to six old towels. The simplest way to do it is to sew them together– two by three. You may also choose to cut the towels into smaller pieces before piecing them together in alternate colours. This will create a beautiful checkered pattern for your Picnic Mat. 

3. Use your old towels as Bath Cloths

repurpose your old towels and turn them into bath cloths

Did you know that Meshed Bath Poufs never totally dry out and are a great breeding ground for bacteria? Instead of Bath Poufs, use Bath Cloths instead. They are easier to maintain as you can throw them into the laundry for a wash after each use. Cut your old towels into smaller pieces to make disposable Bath Cloths. You may decide to throw the repurposed cloths away after one use or after a few uses, it is totally up to you!

4. Turn it into a Mop Head

repurpose cloths to a mop head

Are you using a traditional mop or a mop pad for your home? If you are, you can turn your old towels into a new mop head. There are plenty of tutorials you can find online, such as this.

There are many ways to give your old towels a second life before you really decide to toss them into the trash. Look for ways to reuse your items and contribute to sustainability for the sake of both ourselves and the future generations to come!

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