Used by multiple people after a trip to the toilet, hand towels need to be washed every one or two days. Yes, really. While we might all have the best intentions, sometimes hand towels in a bathroom are drying hands that aren't completely clean...
Tea towels can harbour nasty bacteria. To stay safe, wash your dirty tea towels daily and only ever use them to dry clean, washed dishes. And always allow tea towels to dry completely between uses - never use a damp tea towel.
How should I wash my towels?
To keep all your towels fresh and clean, wash in warm water in your washing machine, then tumble dry on low heat. It's best to wash towels separately - and be careful not to overload the washing machine!