Getting Odor Out of Towels

blogIt’s been a long day and you can’t wait to sink deep down into your bathtub, letting all the stress melt away. But once you step out and reach for the warmth and comfort of your bath towel, you’re greeted with a less than pleasant odor. And all of a sudden you’re no longer feeling so refreshed and renewed.

Sound familiar? That’s because repeated use and air drying can allow them to accumulate mildew that even a regular spin in the washing machine can’t banish. The good news is, it’s an odor you don’t have to live with. In fact, to banish it from the premises, all you need are two kitchen essentials: baking soda and vinegar. From there, you’re four easy steps away to fresher smelling plus softer, fluffier towels. Here’s how:

  1. Gather up all your offending towels and toss them into the washing machine. Don’t include any other items in this load; otherwise, you’ll expose them to the same mildew and odor you’re trying to get rid of.
  1. Skip the usual laundry detergent and fabric softener; instead, add a full cup of white vinegarto the load.
  1. Set your washing machine to the highest heat setting possible and run a full cycle. The vinegar will eliminate odor-causing mildew on contact, leaving your towels smelling clean and fresh.
  1. Run a second hot water cycle with a half cup of baking soda as your only additive. The baking soda will remove stains and bring your dingy looking towels back to life.

And there you have it: a tip for a happier and more rewarding bath or shower experience from your friendly plumbers at Your 1 Plumber. The only plumber you’ll ever need.


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