Do you know that damp towels are susceptible to bacteria growth, which results in that unbearable musty smell? Hence, they are the most important laundry items to keep dry and clean. Now, a few tips on how to care for your towels and ensure they are always clean, damp, and fresh-scented.
– A proper scrub during a bath/shower is necessary if your towel must be kept clean because dirt and body oils not washed off gets transferred to your towel.
– Hang up your towel after using it, preferably in a well-ventilated moisture free space. The residual buildup of bacteria worsens when a damp towel is folded and kept in an enclosed place.
– Of course, wash your towels regularly with heavy-duty detergent that clean well. Because towels are usually thicker than most laundry items, it is important to use enough water to rinse.
– If your towel is in really bad shape, begin by washing the towel in hot water but do not add any detergent. Instead, add one cup of white distilled vinegar to the water. The vinegar will help strip away the build-up of detergent, body soil and fabric softener. Then, wash again in hot water with your regular detergent. Your towel will smell so fresh you might want to eat it!
When buying towels, look for 100 percent combed or ring-spun cotton like the ones we sell at Bedsheets Express. These towels will be more absorbent and durable than other towels in the long run.