Happy Hump Day, friends! As you all know, it’s cold and flu season. And we all do what we can to avoid getting sick! Come see my latest tip for keeping those germs away using disposable guest towels for your bathroom!
I’ve never had the flu that I can recall, but have had plenty other head colds and sinus infections. It seems like I get one every year despite my best precautions. And for the first time ever, this year I got a flu shot. Mainly because I am expecting my first grandchild in another month and it is recommended that people that will be around the newborn have a flu shot. And I will do ANYTHING for that baby! Hence, flu shot, last Saturday, left arm, ouch. But meanwhile, I am doing everything possible to avoid getting sick by doing something simple like washing my hands. A LOT.
So, short and simple, I want to share with you something I found recently at our grocery store! It’s disposable hand towels! Who knew? Once I discovered them, I switched out all of my cloth hand towels in our bathrooms with these. They are more sterile and common sensical, especially this time of year. These are by Vanity Fair and can be found in the napkin section of the super market. For $4.29 you get a pack of 45 which is less than 10 cents per towel. And they are super soft! (Notice the packaging shows a picture of a bathroom vanity?)
I have a pretty gold caddy my sweet sister gave me years ago and these hand towels fit perfectly! Half of a package nicely fills the caddy. You can find these caddies on Amazon or at most Bed, Bath & Beyond stores for less than $20. And they are refillable so once purchased, the caddy will last forever. Note: The Vanity Fair hand towels come in a cardboard container, but the gold metal caddies are much prettier. Just saying.
The white disposable hand towels go well with any decor and we use them at both houses. By using single- use towels, it eliminates the spread of germs. And it’s so handy to pick up extras at the store!
TIP: In addition to plenty of disposable hand towels, I like to make sure each bathroom has ample hand soap. I like to look for pretty hand soap and lotion at places like Homegoods, TJ Maxx, Pier 1 and Tuesday Morning. They carry over-stock items and you can usually find pretty dispensers and even sets for a bargain. I bought this lavender scented soap at Homegoods for $6.
And I must say, so far so good! No cold and mess yet. (Knock on wood.) I also keep hand sanitizer in my car and purse as an extra precaution. What are your tricks for warding off germs? Do you get an annual flu shot? I”m curious! Stay well my friends! xoxo Dell