Can I wash the floor with a towel: folk wisdom and experience

Washing the floor with old towels is strongly discouraged in folk signs: this action attracts diseases and takes good luck. Moreover, this is not always practical.

Towel on the floor

Why you can not wash the floor with a towel: signs

Old shabby towels are no longer suitable for their intended use. Particularly thrifty housewives give them a second life, namely, they wash the floor like a special rag.

What are the signs about this:

  1. A towel for the face and hands is a ritual item, in particular a rushnyk — an embroidered wedding cloth. In the old days, with the help of towels, unmarried and unmarried people guessed fate.
  2. Charmed towels were given for good luck.
  3. In the tradition of paganism, the subject was used to tame evil spirits.
  4. A towel was considered a symbol of comfort and harmony in the house.


Mopping is a dirty job for which ritual objects were not used. If you believe the folk traditions, then this is disrespect for traditions and the attraction of evil forces in the family.

By such actions, the hostess washes her own health and well-being, including financial, from the house. A person who carelessly refers to towels, thereby creating tension between relatives, attracts quarrels and scandals.


In ancient times, old towels were not thoughtlessly disposed of, since they could fall into bad hands. They were repaired and used for small needs. magazine recommends washing the floor with special rags: they are well wrung out and rinse quickly.

Cleaning equipment

The practical side of the issue

What to do with the old with a towel, if you believe in folk signs? Try to apply it in needlework. First, wash the product thoroughly, remove stains. An amusing patchwork-style item, for example, a rug for the front door, will come out of pieces of terry cloth. From dense material comfortable kitchen potholders are obtained.

And for those who are not afraid of signs, there is nothing to worry about using an old towel for mopping. True, there are some disadvantages in this method: such matter absorbs moisture abundantly, but it is difficult to overcome it. As a result, puddles remain on the floors, and this is harmful for linoleum, and especially for parquet or laminate.

Towel mat

It is completely forbidden to wash the cork floor with a towel - this is a direct way to destroy it. In addition, an old towel is often littered with threads and scraps of fiber, which interferes with the cleaning process. But even the oldest cotton terry towel is indispensable when you need to quickly and dry wipe the surface.

Each housewife independently decides how to wash the floor and for what reasons to refuse to use old towels for this purpose. Some people have enough folk wisdom and traditions, someone more concerned about the convenience of cleaning.

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  1. Vera
    06/20/2019 at 11:11 Reply

    To article: Is it possible to wash the floor with a towel. Lord, people, well, how did our ancestors wash the floor .... . Now the world does not stand still. There is everything. But, Everyone has or does not have funds for purchases once every .... Buying, changing, so everyone washes as he can. The main thing is clean.

    • Galina
      06/20/2019 at 22:02

      I agree with you, another stupid little article ... Someone expels as they can, it is impossible, it is impossible ... And you can do rugs from towels! Stomp your feet, yeah !!!

    • Tatyana
      06/28/2019 at 06:44

      You can not use towels for mopping, which were used for rituals - they brought out bread and salt at a wedding or for guests of honor, covered the icons on the wall.I think that in any family that has followed tradition, such towels are stored. And in other cases, you can use old towels for any needs.

    • Lersa
      06/28/2019 at 13:56

      I’m not at all sure that they washed it. It was either earthen, which was meaningless to wash, or of unpainted boards, which scrub, and do not wash. And what is the connection between a ritual rushnyk, hand-woven and embroidered, and a factory towel bought in a store?

  2. Sidor7
    06/20/2019 at 20:11 Reply

    Is it possible to wash pancakes made from wheat rye flour?

    • Olga
      06/22/2019 at 17:15

      Especially good with sour cream!

  3. Love
    06/21/2019 at 10:17 Reply

    You can’t wash the floor, but you can do the mat at the threshold !!! Wipe shoes about him! It's ridiculous!

  4. Love
    06/21/2019 at 10:18 Reply

    Laughter and only

  5. Common sense
    06/21/2019 at 10:30 Reply

    Mom darling! The 21st century is in the yard, and we turn to paganism for signs, at a time when people worshiped thunder and lightning! At the same time, reading this information from the screens of tablets, phones, computers.

  6. Olya
    06/21/2019 at 13:58 Reply

    I don’t understand the logic, it means you can’t wash the floor with an old towel, because it’s dirty work, and you can make the rug at the front door, where most of the dust, dirt, sand, etc. accumulates.

  7. Sergey
    06/21/2019 at 13:39 Reply

    International Signs.It's to Believe.Useful.Article

  8. Tatyana
    06/21/2019 at 20:40 Reply

    Everything is fine, the 21st century, but at the wedding they put more towels under their feet, young people stand on it, they should take the towel when they are baptized, and no one says what to do about it.

    • Comrade
      06/23/2019 at 09:56

      Yes, do nothing. Keep. Just store. A lot of space does not take.

    • Lersa
      06/28/2019 at 13:42

      And ask the priest. He will at the same time explain to you about folk signs and ritual towels.

  9. Comrade
    06/23/2019 at 09:40 Reply

    Listen - do not confuse the Towel and towel. Towels stored and cherished. Well, what does the towel have to do with it. That's for sure - the head should always be healthy. I am amazed at how many signs it came out, one more beautiful ... .. Well, what else to do with an old towel? No, I’ll run to buy a special floor rag when such beauty disappears here.

  10. Zoya
    06/23/2019 at 11:12 Reply

    Why remove stains from a towel to tie a rug that will lie at the threshold ?! A clean towel in the household is useful for direct needs! And here are the best rags for mopping just from old cotton towels: they absorb water well, and rinse well, and squeeze easily. And most importantly - all evil is washed in this way.

    • Nuray
      06/24/2019 at 22:40

      That's right, excess fanaticism for signs is already too much .... it's just an old towel that can be used for cleaning, and not take up extra space on a shelf or in a chest.

  11. Svetlana
    06/28/2019 at 07:22 Reply

    Bredyatina. There is no better rag for the floor than an old terry towel. It is perfectly wrung out, perfectly absorbs, no stains. The article is clearly custom-made from manufacturers. Floor prongs are expensive, not sold well. So they write all crap)))

  12. Svetlana
    06/29/2019 at 08:12 Reply

    I think that we are being stubbornly moved to the side again .... STORE ... Old things should not be kept in the house - BAD FENCHUY, and grandmothers had things in their chests from their great-grandmothers and lived like that, and were also proud of it. In general, throw everything away ... and ... into the STORE ....

  13. About.
    06/30/2019 at 12:11 Reply

    All well done, thank you all!

  14. Kseniya
    07/01/2019 at 04:37 Reply

    I liked the phrase about the fact that puddles on the floor remain. All made fun))))
    I authoritatively declare that there is no better rag than an old towel for the floor. And it absorbs well, and it is also wrung out normally, and there is no puddle (this is a fact), well, of course, if the handles do not grow from the priests.
    But shop rags for the floor - did you even see them ??? It feels like a handkerchief is larger than that rag)))))))))))))

  15. Michael
    07/04/2019 at 08:18 Reply

    Just thinking, after reading the article, that my wife should be prohibited from using old towels as floor rags. But after the comments I realized that there are too many disagreements. Let it wash than it wants, I will not upset.

  16. Olya
    07/05/2019 at 00:53 Reply

    Here basically I do not buy floor rags. And to me these are your signs

  17. Gulmira And
    07/12/2019 at 09:45 Reply

    Yes, after such an article, it remains doubtful not to wash with an old towel, we won’t wash well, but where should I use them? But is it possible to use a rag from wiping off dust? What do you say to this?

  18. leonid
    07/13/2019 at 02:13 Reply

    Another prejudice, throw them out or something? The towel has served itself, why stand on ceremony with it. Only an idiot will keep it as a memory. A relic from a rag, make a banner out of it and put in a corner. Do not refer to the ancient orders in the dugouts; the floors were not washed; there were no extra rags.

  19. leonid
    07/13/2019 at 02:45 Reply

    Make a banner from a towel, put it in a corner and bow to it. Nonsense, idiocy, prejudice, patriarchalism, what nonsense.

    • Lily
      07/13/2019 at 14:42

      He wrote well, I laughed for a very long time ... ..

  20. natalya
    07/13/2019 at 22:52 Reply

    It was already running to throw towels!))) Until I read the comments .. ahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  21. Izya
    07/20/2019 at 09:27 Reply

    In the 21st century, mopping the floor with an old towel? What kind of country what kind of manners?