Why: Towels can fill our cupboards to the brim – towels that we do not even use.
How: Figure out how many towels you use on an average week. Keep some for guests. Anything more (or any towel you never use), get rid of. This even sounds simple, but often we have more towels than what we need. No use keeping something that just takes up unnecessary space!
One other “big” question I have heard is how to remove the smell from towels. Here are a few homemade solutions:
How to Remove the Mildew Smell From Towels:
Option 1: Wash towels as normal, but add 1 cup vinegar in rinse cycle. Finish washing as normal.
Option 2: Wash towels in 1 cup vinegar. Then wash again with 1/2 cup baking soda.
Option 3: Wash towels with detergent and vinegar, all in same cycle.
Option 4: Wash towels with detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda. During rinse cycle, add 1 cup vinegar.
I know that sounds like so many options, but as you can see, baking soda and vinegar are powerful, no matter what combination you use.
Confession of the Day: I had tried washing our towels in 1 cup vinegar (just vinegar) and then with baking soda/detergent. The smell did not completely go away – I knew it was high time to get new towels! Not to mention, they were sitting in a box for 5 months – that put them over the top.
What is YOUR favorite method for removing smells from your towels? Do you have a different method?