The dish towel: you dry the clean dishes with it. upon completion, hang it to dry (If you use it to take messy, uncovered things out of the oven or to wipe a dirty counter with, it is unuseable to dry clean dishes with and it needs to be washed, causing more laundry/wasting energy).
Does anyone else adhere to similar standards of cleanliness? I feel it's just common sense, when I explain it I come off as incredibly anal... Tell me I'm not alone! —A clean kitchen makes me want to cook for you :)