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How to wash your towels to keep them soft

Here you will find some tips on how to wash your towels to keep them soft and smelling fresh. Washing towels may seem like a simple task, but it takes a little bit more for them to last longer.

However, if this job is done properly you can avoid faded colors and musty odors, while preserving its smooth texture for longer.

black wired basket filled with grey washed towels from domsoeiro, on top a bed with grey bed sheets to keep them soft. Meanwhile, in the background there is a white door with a black handle. black socked and a black switch on the white wall.

How to wash your towels to keep them soft longer

  • Follow the instructions on the detergent bottle according to the load size. Important to not exaggerate on the detergent. It will lead to build up residue on towels, making them stiff and less absorbent.
  • Washing your towels, between 40–60 degrees, helps to remove any dirt and bacteria. Hot water can damage the fibers of towels.
  • Use white vinegar as a natural fabric softener. Add half a cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle to remove any soap residue and leave towels feeling soft and fresh.
  • Dry the towels on low heat setting or hang them outside to air dry. Over drying towels can cause them to lose their softness and become rough. Avoid using fabric softener or dryer sheets, this can cause coat the fibers.
  • Avoid washing your towels with other clothing items. Washing separately prevents any lint or debris from sticking to the towels, also allows them to agitate freely.
  • Clean your washing machine regularly. Run a cycle with hot water and a cup of white vinegar to clean the machine.

set of three grey towels, two bath size and one hand size

Meanwhile, it’s important to note that if you choose to use softener, use it every three or four washes, approximately twice a week.

Likewise, by following these simple tips, it you help you to keep your towels soft and smelling fresh for longer. Hence, always remember to wash them regularly, ideally after every two to three uses, to prevent buildup of bacteria and odors.

To sum up, it becomes easier by the time if we gain those habits in our day-to-day life.

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