Mrs. Fixit: Recycle your worn out towels

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May 16, 2010 6:40:28 AM PDT
Are your towels stained, or unraveling or just plain worn? I have some easy ways you can recycle them to use around your home!

First, the most obvious, cut the towels into washcloth sized squares for extra washcloths! Use pinking shears to make sure that the edges won't unravel. The same thing works in the kitchen for extra dishtowels.

If you have serving dishes that you need to stack in order to store them, cut pieces from old towels to layer between the serving pieces to protect from chipping.

Line a boot or shoe tray by the door with an old towel to catch drips and mud from shoes and boots.

For a homemade dryer sheet, you can spray liquid fabric softener onto a towel square and throw it in with the laundry.

Cut a towel into long strips and tie knots along the length to make a fun tug toy for your dog.

These are just some of the great ways to recycle those ratty old bath towels that are filling up your linen closet.