10 Surprising Uses for Old Towels
There are plenty of uses for an old towel that are more worthy than the landfill. Try any of the following uses to provide your old towel with a second life.
Sew in a towel as the lining for a beach bag to keep your wet and sandy items from seeping out.
Inside of a quilt
You can cut or piece a few towels together to fit the size of your pattern and use them as batting for a quilt or blanket.
This can be as simple as folding a towel in half filling with bits of rag or batting and straight stitching the sides shut.
Donate to an animal shelter or veterinarian’s office
Shelters are often in need of extra towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets to help out animals.
Cut two towels into even strips and weave them back together alternating patterns, sew them down onto another towel for a base.
Cut two washrag size squares out of a towel and sew around 3 edges so you can put you hand into it. This is great for washing and drying your car.
Cut apart long narrow strips from a towel and tie or even duct tape to the end of a pole.
Avoid packing peanuts and bubble wrap by using parts of used towels to help protect your packages.