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  • Where do you get your towels?

    It will be time to get some nice towels and I am wondering where you get your for your vans.? I have some very old ones from many years ago. I have small moisture towels from a market place flea market outside place. I don't use them much or without regular towel first.Do you wash them in your washing machine, or have a towel service? I wash n dry at home.Often use Chlorox, or Oxie Clean...sometimes vinegar.They All have stains...blood with and without quik-stop....which stains everything!

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    I have found some nice towels at good prices when the stores have the shelves full for back to college kids. I have found them for as low as $1.50 each.
    I also have taken my old towels from my linen closet and bought myself some nice new towels for the house.

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    • #3
      Towels

      I get mine from the Dollar General stores.. usually $1.50-$2.00 a towel. I hit the garage sales and I also offer my clients a small discount if they have any old towels they are wanting to get rid of. I got A LOT of towels from clients and some still paid the full grooming price I usually charge they just wanted me to take them!

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      • #4
        National Hospitality

        they are a restaurant/hotel supply place. They are online and have a catalouge. I pay about 15 dollars per dozen.

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        • #5
          I use a towel service. There is no way my husband will let me wash towels in our washing machine and there's no way I'm lugging towels to the laundromat, so this was the way for me to go. It costs me about $35 per week for 60 towels. More than I want to spend, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
          don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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          • #6
            I personally don't use towels much just good moisture magnets. I have bought the cheapier ones like from Petedge and they aren't as good as the original "Moisture Magnet" The towels I do have I have gotten from discount stores for like $1.99 each. I don't know what stores you have in your area but we have several.

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            • #7
              I put a sign up in the shop "Used, unripped towels in good condition will be appreciated for the dogs'. I received towels that are better than the ones I have at home. If someone brings in a bunch I give them $5 off their grooming fee for the day. You would not beliee the beautiful absorbent towels that people brought. One woman brought 10 in that she got for 25 cents each at a yard sale. Put a sign in your shop and ask customers.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by mustluvdogs1 View Post
                Often use Chlorox, or Oxie Clean...sometimes vinegar.They All have stains...blood with and without quik-stop....which stains everything!
                I'd use bleach on all of them, all the time. We don't use anything but bleach when we wash grooming towels. No soap, just bleach.

                If you want to remove blood and Kwik Stop stains, get some Iron Out. Mix it in a bucket, soak the towels, the stains will come right out. But rinse them well before washing with bleach.

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                • #9
                  I bought my first set of towels from Pet Edge, then recently bought some nice ones from Walmart for about $1.38 a piece...I bought a used stackable washer/dryer solely for my dog towels, it works out great...I end up doing a full load of towels 2-3 times a week, depending on my workload....It's become part of my routine...There is no way I would go to a laundromat, no thank you...Buying the stackable was well worth the money....

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                  • #10
                    I've seen towels at Costco for a big stack, but haven't checked the price on them yet.

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                    • #11
                      Black Towels???

                      I have many quick stop stains and I have alot of old towels too. Some I just threw away because they've been used so much.

                      But I thought about buying black or Navy Blue Towels so that the stains aren't so ugly. I'm just afraid I'll end up with nasty bleach stains.

                      Is it ok to use color safe bleach? Is color safe just as effective for germs?

                      I know that I have some towels that were bought at Kmart a long time ago, they were Martha Stewart brand towels and they were hand towel size. To this day they are so nice looking for their age and no fraying ends. They have been my favorite because even though they are small, they are so absorbent- about like the chamois moisture magnets.

                      Yay or nay for black towels?

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for towel info

                        My entire message disappeared. Hate when that happens! I was saying thanks. i have tried $ store but they rip where the long price sticker is and did'nt last the first wash. I will ask my clients and give discount for used towels. I like Holiday Inn type towels. In east valley of Phoenix ,we have every chain store in the USA and restaurants motel-hotels galore. I will check phone book. I don't buy on line. I use to get Costco indust white 6 or 8 for 17 dollars. Now fewer for more money. I need a couple dozen. I have one real orange moisture magnet. I use to have these blue rubbery towels. soft when damp to dry with. Dry stiff. They were originally for eggs. I have no idea who that company is after all these years. I guess I eventually threw them away. Worked good and could be bleached. BTW Has anyone heard of Miracle Groom? Also a good de-tangler. Buy from N Cal. but it comes from somewhere else. Takes a while to receive. It was originaly for grass stains on horses! Lemony...non sticky non silicone or slippery. IT works.

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                        • #13
                          i get mine from ikea they're like 1.20 each and much nicer than pet edge and a little nicer than towel service ones (but not much)

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                          • #14
                            When I started my mobile business, I went to the local thrift stores and bought just about every towel they had. Very reasonable and I also like the variety. Some towels are heavier than other. I use the heavy towels to set the dog on and the lighter towels I rub along the dog as I'm blowing him dry. The hand towels I bought get used on toy breeds and then there are some hand towels that I use for cleaning. I think I paid $20 for the whole stack of towels.

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                            • #15
                              I buy mine at a towel outlet. They put screen prints on for large companies and there are always screw ups. I bought 28 towels for a dollar a piece and they are holding up great. they are beach towels and some have coca cola adsvertising, some have hewlitt packard and some are the free ones you get when you sign up for a credit card at a football/baseball game. I don't care what they say as long as they are good quality.
                              What does a dog do on it's day off?

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