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Genius Ways To Resoften Your Old And Musty Towels
Vinegar & Baking Soda
Distilled or cleaning vinegars are all-natural and non-toxic products that remove soapy, greasy, and oily buildup, especially when combined with baking soda.
The combination of vinegar and baking soda creates
a chemical reaction that dissolves stains and dislodges soap scum, making it an ideal solution for freshening towels.
Let Your Towels Dry
Dirty towels clumped together in a hamper or clothing pile won’t receive proper ventilation. This causes bacterial growth, grimy buildup, and foul smells.
Instead of dropping a dirty towel in a pile, hang it up, and let it dry first. Drape it across a wide rod so it’s spread out and all of the fabric is properly ventilated.
Wash Separately
Placing towels in separate loads gives you more control over the wash settings without you needing to worry about other garments that could be mixed in.
This helps to avoid over- or under-drying them, both of which deteriorate the fluffy fabric and take away from the fresh feel of a good towel after a shower or wash-up.
Picky With Detergent
Use one tablespoon of detergent for eight pounds of laundry. This will prevent residue being left on freshly washed towels that make them moldy and dry.
To find the best detergent for you, look for unscented brands, and add a few drops of essential oils to make your towels smell good without unneeded additives.
Get Soft Water
If your house has hard water, high concentrations of its minerals such as calcium,
iron, and magnesium can make washed garments appear dingy and rough to the touch.
Invest in a water softener or whole-house filtration system to reduce minerals in your pipelines. After the installation, your washed towels will come out fresher and cleaner.