How to Freshen Your Towels & Remove the Mildew Stink
Can we all be honest for a minute. I mean really, admit it. Your towels sometimes stink….and what did you do? If you are like me you just went out and bought new ones. No one wants to dry off from a refreshing shower with towels that smell moldy, mildewy, and like a towel that was left in your beach bag too long.
Well, I am here to make you feel better. You aren’t doing anything wrong. You aren’t the reason your towels start to smell rank after a little while. You see, over time towels grime, dirt, and detergent build up and take residence in your towels. Gross. But it doesn’t have to be this way friends. And you don’t have to buy new towels to fix it.
Here is how:
Wash your load of towels with the hottest water cycle and 1 cup of white vinegar. NOTHING ELSE. No detergent, no baking soda, nothing. If you have a top loader, just pour it in. If you have a front loader, take out the detergent tray and pour it in that spot. Then let the washer do it’s thing.
Now, if your towels are just kinda smelly, you are done after COMPLETELY drying them in the dryer! However, if your towels are really rank, toss 1/2 cup of baking soda into the basin (top or front loader) and wash on HOT again. Then dry, COMPLETELY.
And just in case you were wondering….no you don’t need any detergent. I “freshen” my towels this way at least once a month and they are always smelling, “so fresh and so clean clean!”
This also works great on your husband’s sweaty workout clothes or your kid’s sports jerseys!