The other day I saw my daughter grab two towels as she was heading into the bathroom to take a shower. I noticed this since I am actively involved doing laundry in our home. Over time I have become a towel Nazi so I interrogated her as to why she would need two. She told me she didn't want to drip water on the floor when she dried off. I can appreciate that but it didn't make sense to me. Then I realized not everyone knows about my state of the art drying techniques.
After I shared them with her she suggested that I write a post on this topic. She had a slight smirk in her voice like she knew it would fall on deaf ears and everyone would agree with her and I would only embarrass myself by disclosing my drying techniques to the public. The only way to know if she was right is to let you decide.
Showering can be a monotonous task like flossing your teeth, but some people can get opinionated about it, so I don't want to step on any toes. My wife likes to take long showers. I mean long showers that will drain two hot water heaters. When I go into the bathroom afterwards the walls are usually dripping wet. She will cut her budget and sacrifice in other areas (like go without food) but her long showers are sacred and are not to be messed with. If what I suggest does not jive with your current showering/drying routine, I hope we can still be friends.
If I were a dog I would just violently shake all the water off after showering. I have actually tried that method a couple times but it was not very effective and it gave me a headache for several days. The following techniques I will share with you are simple and pain free.
1) Phase One:Brief Drip Dry-Once you have turned off the shower just chill out for a second. Whats the hurry? Let gravity help you. For each 30 seconds you remain in the shower after turning it off, you will have 20% less water to wipe off you. I made those numbers up but they could be true. The longer you wait before getting out, the less water you have to deal with.
2) Phase Two:Squeegee-Before you use a towel I encourage you to try my patented "human squeegee" method. Just use your hands to flick the water off your head, arms and legs. Remember gravity is our friend so it only makes sense to start at your head and work your way down to your feet.
3) Phase Three:Towel Dry-Now take your towel and finish drying yourself off (WHILE REMAINING IN THE SHOWER). Once you have dried yourself down to your ankle you can get out on the bath mat and proceed with your life.
If you use these techniques you will find that your towel is only slightly damp instead of sopping wet and there are no puddles of water on the floor. Now the mystery of how I can dry myself with a wash clothe when others require a beach towel has been solved. I hope you adopt these life changing drying techniques if you are not already doing so. You are welcome.