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5 Tips For Washing Towels

Folded towels

You’re probably thinking to yourself “It’s towels, you put them in the washer, then the dryer, and you’re done.” Having this mentality will most certainly leave you with crusty, thin, and tattered towels. Putting in that extra TLC will leave you with bath towels that you’ll look forward to drying yourself off with.

  1. Wash First – After buying new bath towels, immediately throw them in the washing machine. The reason they feel so soft in the store is because of the chemicals coated onto them before they leave the factory. Add a cup of white vinegar to the wash to help set the colors and prevent fading.
  2. Take It Easy – Fabric softener plus towels, equals amazingly soft blankets of clouds. However, using too much softener can reduce the absorbency of the towels. For every four washes, skip the fabric softener on the fourth.
  3. Shake It Off – When you take the towels out of the washer, don’t just throw them into the dryer. Take a second to give them a shake first. This will fluff the material and allow for better absorbency once it’s done with the dryer.
  4. Completely Dry – Make sure that towels are completely dry before taking them out of the dryer. Folding a towel that’s even slightly damp will trap moisture within and promote the growth of mold. Just remember to not over-dry them as this will cause them to become flat and misshapen.
  5. Storage – To maximize the space on your shelves you should fold your towels a specific way. Fold the towel in half and then in half again. Proceed to fold the bottom third of the towel upwards, followed by folding the top third downwards. Stack your freshly folded towels on the rack, hiding the folds for an easy grab.

Adding a few extra tips and tricks to your laundry day will help you get the light and fluffy towels you’ve always dreamed about. Unfortunately, you can’t have baby soft towels if your washer and dryer are on the fritz. Call up the experts at Tri-City Appliance, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for all of your appliances repair needs. Give us a call at (203) 303-5700 today!