I’ve seen this battle before, but honestly, it totally depends on what your bathroom setup is.

I used to dry off before getting out of the shower. But my current bathroom is configured so that my shower is neither big enough for those gymnastics and there’s no place to hang my towel for easy reach. So now I step out on the mat and then dry off.

And then the mat gets hung up to dry, more due to its proximity to my cat’s litterbox. That’s the matter/anti-matter of bathroom hygiene.