Ok, so we splurged and bought a set of ShamWow's (You know the one, absorbs everything, even dries your dog)! We ended up buying it online, and got three large shams and a mini one for the car. I was very skeptical about them, but they ended up working nicely! We mostly use it on spills around The House, and for drying the dog quickly after a walk or bath. (We live in an area that rains a ton, and don't want dog pawprints all over the furniture!). It works really well, doesn't get that heavy sopping dripping feel that a towel does, and dries really fast too so we can use it multiple times before we toss it in the washer. So far it's gone through the wash a few times, and holds up pretty well. So, while it was a bit of a splurge buy for us, I think the deal was a good one, as it works out much better in our house! Have any of you guys bought it before?