We've got a few too many, but I am working on several decluttering projects and one of them is the linen closet. My GOAL is to have it down to this:
*2 bath towels and one beach towel for husband--We've got 2 brown fluffy ones for him, but no beach towel currently.
*2 bath towels and one beach towel for Bug--We've got 2 green fluffy ones for him, and I just got him a beach towel.
*4 bath towels and one beach towel for me--I've had my 4 thin towels and the beach towel for YEARS (since before I ever met my husband), but they are still in decent shape. I kind of prefer thin towels and use two at a time..one for hair and one for body.
*6 hand towels for the bathroom--We've got too many of these. I just want one and a spare for each of the three hand towel rings in our house.
*4 hand towels for well, umm, sex--We've got these, but in white...I want a color that won't show stains as easily.
So basically, I need to get rid of about 4 bath towels and 4 hand towels, buy one beach towel, and hopefully someday replace 4 other hand towels...and then we will be good!! I figure that since I do laundry at least twice a week and everyone tends to reuse their towels once or twice, we should be good even when we have guests that we have to loan towels to.