Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Towel Washing Advice
When I get new towels, here is what I do after I get them home from the store. I add about 1 cup of vinegar to the wash cycle. No need to measure, just pour. I do this for the first couple times I wash them. This allows the towels to absorb water better. If you have colored towels, vinegar also helps to set the color.
I also use vinegar as a fabric softener. Don’t worry about the smell of vinegar in your laundry. The smell is gone after the clothes are washed. If you still smell vinegar, just give your clothes or towels an extra rinse. Much cheaper than store bought fabric softener!
If you have stinky washcloths or dishcloths, try adding vinegar to the wash cycle to get rid of the smell. If that doesn’t work, try soaking the cloths in a solution of 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water for an hour and then throw them in the washing machine. Vinegar has natural antibacterial properties which gets rid of that yucky smell!
Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
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