I realized I have a very full kitchen drawer filled with towels, potholders and aprons. I only ever use the 6 in the front because generally I have done a wash by then and nothing HUGE has been spilled recently which is when I dump the drawer. Most of these items are shabby. Most need to be thrown out or used as rags. buying NEW kitchen towels isn’t a ton of money and is very satisfying. I notice them in the kitchen.
So bite the bullet. Clean out that drawer! If it is gross or faded or ragged. It needs to leave.