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“Do your towels stink?” Erica’s question got me thinking.

As a matter of fact, I had noticed the towels had lost that fresh feeling.

So, I pinned Erica’s solution and later put it to the test.

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You will wash the towels twice.

 

~First, wash the towels in hot water and add about 2 cups of baking soda.

 

~Then, filling the basin with hot water again,  wash the  towels  a second time with 2 cups of vinegar.

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After taking them out of the dryer, they indeed did smell fresh.

Thanks for the tip, Erica!

 

See you in class,

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

Comments

  1. Great tip! I have a bad habit of forgetting to throw the clean damp towels into the dryer and they get a musty smell! YUK! I’m definitely going to do this!~~Angela

  2. Great tip!

    Cynthia

  3. jerri czosek says:

    I always combine the vinegar & baking soda for my towels or anything that has that musty smell & it works great. Especially with front load washers which spin so dry; if you don’t get them out right away & into dryer you have the dreaded smell. Love this easy solve.

  4. I love discovering tips like this! It makes homemaking such a pleasure.

    Maybe it’s a good thing I don’t have a front load washer. I’m not the best when it comes to quickly taking clothes from the washer into the dryer.

  5. I have that same bad habit, Angela. With every little discovery of similarity, I think we must be twins separated at birth!

  6. You are so welcome! Thanks for linking back to me.
    Erica
    We Three Crabs

  7. What a great tip to have. Every once in awhile I’ll find a towel that could smell fresher… or dish towels. Now I know what to do! Thanks!!!!

  8. Of course, Erica. It was my pleasure. I’m truly so glad for the tip.

  9. There’s nothing like that fresh smell of laundry.

  10. Great tip. Gonna try this!

  11. And to think I was tossing my towels and buying new ones. I guess it would be cheaper to buy baking soda and vinegar…lol

  12. It might save the life of your towels for a little while longer. I have a friend who things towels have a shelf life. LOL..she may be on to something.

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