Tips&TricksUnlock the secret to ever-soft towels: Simple tricks and unconventional washing techniques revealed

Unlock the secret to ever-soft towels: Simple tricks and unconventional washing techniques revealed

The woman is holding towels in her hands.
The woman is holding towels in her hands.
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8:03 PM EST, December 18, 2023

Everyone wants to maintain the softness and fluffiness of their towels. Achieving this requires proper washing techniques. Regular washing can cause materials to lose their original quality, turning towels coarse and unpleasant to touch. So is there a way to avoid towel damage during washing?

How to properly wash your towels

First off, remember to wash your towels frequently. They get exposed daily to moisture, bacteria, and skin microorganisms. But also beware, inappropriate and frequent washing can lead to towel damage. So how can you avoid this?

The secret lies in a few simple washing tips. Do not cram too many towels into the washer; they need enough space for the water and detergent to circulate. Also, avoid washing towels in very high temperatures. Many detergents on the market can effectively clean your towels at a temperature between 104 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

To keep your towels soft and fluffy for a long time, add some baking soda to your laundry. This secret trick used by professional cleaners neutralizes unpleasant odors and treats the material gently.

Towels washed with baking soda remain undamaged for a long time. Just dissolve 5 tablespoons of baking soda in a glass of water and pour the mixture directly into the washing machine's drum. You can use this method every time you wash your towels.

How to deal with yellowed and graying towels

Conventional bleaches and detergents can be too strong for delicate towel fabrics and cause damage. To bleach your towels without subjecting them to such harm, resort to home methods.

Here's what you'll need: 3/4 gallon of hot water, salt, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil, and laundry detergent. Mix all these ingredients and soak your towel in the solution. Set the pot with the mixture and towel over low heat, then boil for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and let it cool. Squeeze the towels thoroughly and wash them in the washing machine as you normally would.

Also, avoid using fabric softener when washing towels. It can stiffen the fabric fibers, leaving them coarse.

Washing towels will now be a pleasure.
Washing towels will now be a pleasure.© Pixabay | eggnukes
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