Sixty-Seven Uses For The Small Towel

CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEYDscf1887_2

Sixty seven uses for the small towel. That’s my goal. One percentage for each moment I have left of being pregnant. I know that sounds dark to most of you, but small goals help me feel like I am making progress. Plus, I am trying to organize my living room and minimize.  I’ve somehow managed to accumulate quite a few of these “hankachi” (Japanese towels).  There must be some other creative uses for these towels rather than to cough in them. Humor me dear readers. I have 176 days of my pregnancy to go- or 67% to be exact.  I’ve added 22 uses. Can you add 45 to help me reach my goal of 67%?  Add a “use” at the bottom of my list.

1. Regular olde’ hanky

2. To show your preferences in the worlds of Snoopy or Hello Kitty

3. Easier to hang dry as opposed to the “bath towel”

4. It hangs on a hook

5. Eco-friendly napkin

6. Can use after the bathroom if no hand-dryer

7. Something new to purchase at 100 Yen

8. Instant status symbol (Louie Vuitton or Gucci Towel), cheaper than the actual bag

9. Use to cover your mouth while eating

10. Use to cover your mouth while commuting and eating

11. Use to cover while eating, commuting, sleeping and hanging on the rail at the train. Cough. That’s twelve.

13. Wash a small window

14. Use as a diaper for a small puppy

15. To wipe off your base makeup from your cell phone screen.

16. A crafty, waterproof patchwork quilt of sorts could be sewn

17. A flag for a small vessel

18. Use to rub the perfume off your neck when returning from a love motel

19. Use to collect various fruit seeds (in your purse)

20. Something to just cover your privates

21. An “I surrender” sign for a tree full of cicadas

22. Something to oil the frame of your self-portrait you had taken at Olan Mills

23. Cut eyeholes and make a Halloween ghost costume for Barbie (or Ken)

24. A soft tissue for each eye after you’ve finished The Thorn Birds

Now it’s your turn dear readers. Add a use below! Humor us!


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19 Comments
  • February 18, 2010

    1 Delivier a baby
    2 Use for hot towel treatment
    3 TO help climp up or down drain pipe
    4 Fill with rocks tie to rope and use as anchor
    5 Drag some out of a burning building

    Eric
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  • September 14, 2009

    -Tourniquet.

    -Fly killer. Those things get moving when you snap them.

    -Hot mitt.

    -Band-Aid

    -Check the oil on the mower.

    -Mop up spillage after refilling mower.

    Mike
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  • July 28, 2008

    Dust cloth

    Kim
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  • July 28, 2008

    A coaster for that government furniture.

    Kim
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  • July 23, 2008

    Burp rags and bibs. It seems you can never find either of the above when you need them so I improvise w/ the little towels.

    Kristin
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  • July 23, 2008

    New idea–Hand-Holding Helper! Yep, you read that correctly… We went to Butterfly Park on Sunday and used our little hand towel for wiping sweat, getting wet and then wiping bloody knee scrapes, and last but not least for getting kids to stay together (can’t hold hand since it is too hot and hands get sweaty ) so the girls each held one side of the hand towel. It made for a nice bit of sharing and a very cute picture!

    Stacy
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  • July 23, 2008

    To make your own Shroud of Turin type of impression for the Easter holiday. Just of course of the face! (Our Catholic Youth Group actually did this in the mid 90s!- of course we didn’t have the handy towels)

    Terri
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  • July 23, 2008

    Wait a minute… You’re pregnant?!!!! Jason never shares any news with me.

    Jamee
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  • July 22, 2008

    Security blanket 🙂
    (you spend too many months/years carrying one around, soon you feel naked and wierd without one….i’ve got about 20 thus far!)

    Kate
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  • July 22, 2008

    wet it, freeze and use it as a beer cooler…summers in sac..what can I say

    Lisa
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  • July 22, 2008

    1-Hang it strategically while driving to protect my face from the sun. I’m short and the visor doesn’t hang low enough protect my face from the sun.

    2-Sit on it. (To keep my white summer pants clean on a park bench.)

    3-Wrap it around a cold drink in the car so the condensation doesn’t drip all over my pants. (Bonus: The added insulation keeps the drink cold longer.)

    Kandy
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  • July 22, 2008

    We use these towels in karate towels to pat down some sweat after some serious kicks as well as some to help clean the dojo floor!

    Diana
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  • July 22, 2008

    Yeah, sweat rag was definitely mine.

    How about to clean the table after your child has decorated it with spilled food & drink?

    I honestly used mine to dip in cold water and put on the back of an overheated person’s neck.

    (Great post, Staci)

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  • July 22, 2008

    I am thinking of using mine a diaper wipes.(If you fold them in half they fit in the disposable wipe box, then mix up some water and a drop of baby bath and you got you wipes.) I am one of the crazy cloth diaper moms though.

    Nicole
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  • July 22, 2008

    I use mine in the car. When we have our heavy rain and I have to show my ID at the gate. Everything gets soaked so I dry off with the little towel

    Nicole
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  • July 22, 2008

    To wipe the sweat off your upper lip (love this humidity)

    To hold the steering wheel until the A/C catches up

    Heather
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  • July 22, 2008

    When Em was younger and would fall asleep in the carseat or stroller…I would roll it up into a log and then use it to brace her head so it wouldnt fall to the side. Those “other” things that are meant for the carseat never seemed to work. Either too big or too small. The towel always did the trick!

    Shelia
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  • July 21, 2008

    cradle-hold a whistlin’ hot bratwurst

    Richard
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  • July 21, 2008

    USE : buy four, and make a nice outfit for this heat. (unless you’re a man, then you’ll only need 2…hopefully)

    Abbey
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