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Are your towels feeling scratchy and rough? Are they losing the brightness and fluff? Do they smell mildewy and/or musty? No matter how often you’re putting them through the wash they’re just not as nice any more. Then this week’s tidbit is for you. Give your old (or not so old) towels a new life, making them as fresh and fluffy as when they were new.This is easy, and doesn’t require any harsh chemicals or soaps:
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of white vinegar, then run again in hot water with half a cup of baking soda. This process strips your towels of any built up residue (even just soap residue from previous washes) and gets rid of the mildew and musty smell they tend to get after a lot of use. After drying they will be soft, fluffy again and fresh smelling. As good as new!
I recommend doing this every 3-6 months depending on how many towels you rotate through or really just when you notice them getting scratchy and smelly despite regular washing. Definitely extends the life of your towels and makes them much nicer to use for longer. However it uses hot water and two cycles so as an environmental and energy friendly person I wouldn’t recommend doing it every weekend – only when your towels really need it.
The towels are so fluffy and fresh now. SO FLUFFY!
Tuesday Tidbit done! Leah May out!