Last week, I wrote about how to wash your washing machine, I then received some fabulous feedback on how to fix those funky towels and their smell. Sometimes your towels can smell even if your washing machine is pristine.
Smelling that sour scent in towels is truly one of my biggest pet peeves. It drives me crazy and really grosses me out. So this was a fabulous trick to know. Vinegar and baking soda can fix that mess.
After time, with many washes and use, the towels will start to build up detergent, fabric softener residue and because of this won't allow your towel to absorb as much water, and start to smell.
Instead of buying new towels when you start to smell that stench, just do this simple trick:
Wash your towels in hot water with a cup of vinegar, and then run again in hot water with a half-cup of baking soda. That will strip your towels from all of that residue and mildew smell and will actually leave them feeling fluffy and smelling fresh.
***Do not add laundry detergent to either wash. Just once with vinegar and once with baking soda.
*** This trick also works well with wet bathing suits that were left to dry.
It could also be possible that your smelly towels are coming from a smelly washing machine. You don't want to miss How To Wash Your Washing Machine. But, if you have a front loading washer, the instructions to clean your washer AND your towels is different, so be sure to check out How To Clean Your Front Loading Washing Machine.