Don’t throw away the towels! Freshen them up! See my easy DIY How to Freshen Up Old Towels!
Why Freshen Towels?
I’m sure I’m not the only one who finds wet towels on the floor. No matter how many times I tell my kids (and husband!) to hang up their towels after they are done, they’re still left in a wet soggy heap on the floor.
After time I’ve noticed that my once fluffy towels were feeling dingy and matted. I realized I didn’t need to spend money on new towels, I just needed to freshen up my old ones!
Some of my towels seemed to not be as absorbent as they first were. The problem was, over time detergent and fabric softener were building up, causing my towels to be less absorbent. This tip will help prevent that and other problems like odors.
Now, I’m not saying you need to do this every time you wash your towels, just ever so often when they need freshening up.
You’ll need white vinegar, baking soda and hot water. Don’t worry, I promise they will not smell like vinegar!
- Add towels in the washer and fill with hot water.
- Pour in 1 cup of vinegar
- Add 1/2 cup of baking soda.
- Run through the wash cycle.
- If this is being done for the first time, you may want to repeat the above before drying.
Once in the dryer, your towels should dry much quicker.
Sniff Sniff…don’t they smell nice!
Here’s some tips to keep your towels fresher longer:
- Make sure towels are completely dry before putting away in the linen closet
- Don’t make the mistake of using too much detergent. It can cause build up.
- After each use hang towels up to dry
- Fabric softeners can coat towels in a thin layer of chemicals which causes the to be less absorbent. Skip the softener and use 1/2 cup of vinegar instead.
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