Hopelessly Heather

The ramblings and obsessions of a longtime Avon lady


I always travel with my own washcloths.  Primarily, I’ve historically done so because I feel super duper guilty staining those perfectly white ones in hotels with my makeup every day.  So, I pack one washcloth per night as well as a companion ziploc bag for storage of each soiled washcloth.

This quirk paid off big dividends when we traveled overseas to London this past summer.  Apparently, they aren’t provided in many European hotels.  This is something I was warned about in advance by my mom.  I had told her it wasn’t an issue for me since I always traveled with my own washcloths.  She told me I was weird. (Tell me something I don’t know!) When we arrived at our hotel in London, I checked and was surprised that she was right – there weren’t any washcloths in the bathroom!

My mom said that most Europeans use pre-moistened facial wipes to clean their faces at the end of the day and just assume folks will travel with their own.  So, are washcloths just an American thing?  Or, do Europeans use washcloths for things other than in the bathroom?  Inquiring minds want to know!


4 thoughts on “Have Washcloths, Will Travel

  1. Rakkelle says:

    So funny because I don’t use anything to remove the makeup from my face. I just wash it off with my cleanser and then use my toner to remove the excess makeup that the cleanser didn’t get.

    I do use washcloths though; but not for makeup removal. 😉

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    1. hethrgood says:

      Like a commercial! I wish I could get away with that, but definitely need something to get up in my pores to remove impurities.

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  2. Teresa says:

    Late to the party, and I’ve never been to Europe, but…

    I’ve stayed in a couple of mid-range hotels recently that provided black or brown washcloths *specifically* for makeup removal. I thought it was a really nice touch.

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    1. hethrgood says:

      That’s awesome – I hope it catches on!

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