Well, my towel shelf wasn't over-packed but I definitely was finding that I had more towels than I needed. I also wasn't using certain towels because they weren't soft and I preferred to use others that were soft and cozy.
I decided to sort through them and get rid of my old set of pink towels, and keep only the towels that were in my newer set and were still soft.
Here's what I started with:
I had a total of 6 bath towels, 5 beach towels.
5 face cloths (2 were in the wash)
I also had 5 hand towels. (2 in the wash)
After cleaning out my towel stash- I have ended up with: 5 beach towels (I kept all of these because they are great to have around and I honestly use all of them, especially during the summer), 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 wash cloths. There is no reason for me to need more than that since I am the only one using these towels and wash them weekly.
I decided the best thing I could do with these towels is donate them to our local animal hospital. The above picture is one of two bags that got sent off. A great thing to do with items I no longer need!