Even though I tried to reuse the children's bath towels, I lost track of whose towel was whose. Inevitably a child would drag one out in the yard or I would end up using one to clean up spilled milk (or worse).
Towels towels everywhere.
Until one day, by Divine inspiration, I had the idea to have assigned bath towels. (Really, I just read it on a blog somewhere, but I have no idea where the original source is.) Typically, you would assign everyone a color but since my sister gave us monogrammed towels for Christmas last year, I thought these would be the perfect ones for our assigned towels. Hello.
For the past two weeks we have been reusing our assigned towels, and it saves me so much laundry, at least 3 loads a week! We reuse the towels about 5 times before I feel the need to wash them.
Truly, this system is the best thing since sliced bread.
I'd also like to mention ...less laundry = less laundry detergent = less water and power = saves money.