Laundry Fun Facts

The Basics of Washing Towels

May 13, 2023

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Towels are wonderful when you first get them. They are soft and fluffy and feel great against your skin. But after many washes they become much less soft and much less fluffy. Is there a way to make those towels last longer? There is! Here are a few tips.

  1. First off, don’t overload your machine. It’s easy to do with a large load of towels but if your machine is overstuffed then it spins less and your towels don’t get as clean as they should.
  2. Be sure to separate your light and dark towels. If you wash your white towels with your colored ones, the white towels might pick up some of the color and look dingy.
  3. Using too much detergent is what causes your towels to get stiff. Layer after layer of detergent after several washes is what makes your towels less soft. When it comes to towels, less is more.
  4. Don’t use fabric softener every time you wash your towels. This way you will avoid any waxy buildup on your towels.
  5. Wash your towels in a regular or normal machine cycle. This is a better way to get any bacteria from the fabric fibers that a gentle cycle might not get to.
  6. Pay attention to the water temperature. White and lighter colored towels can be washed in hot water. Dark colored towels shouldn’t be washed in anything hotter than warm.
  7. Ring out those towels as you throw them in the dryer. Removing the excess water will help the towels dry faster.
  8. When is comes to drying your towels, the best option is to air dry your towels but that is not always possible. So make sure that you don’t over dry them in the dryer. Over drying can damage the fibers, so use the regular or automatic cycle.
  9. Don’t ever iron towels – this will damage the fibers.
  10. Clean towels equal fluffy towels so try and wash them twice a week.

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