How to recharge your towels with just two ingredients you already have on hand!
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How to Recharge your Towels with ingredients you already have at home!! This will leave them soft, fresh and more absorbent!
How to Recharge Your Towels
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If you have brand new towels that are a little rough and not as absorbent as they should be, or if you have older towels that don’t mop up water like they used to, don’t throw them out. They just need a little recharging.
This does work VERY well… and don’t worry, using vinegar doesn’t make your towels smell like vinegar! It leaves them completely odorless.
You can boost your towels performance with two simple ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda.
TOP LOADING WASHER: Place your towels into the washer, with no soap, and let it fill up with hot water. Once the washer is filled, before the wash cycle starts, drop in a cup of vinegar. Let it dilute for a moment, then add a half of a cup of baking soda. Run the washer, and dry as normal. Your towels will be recharged and like new, or better than ever! (Do not add fabric softener).
FRONT LOAD (HE) WASHER: If you have a HE (front loading) washer, place your towels in the washer with 1 cup of baking soda (no detergent). Start the washer let the water fill for about 1 minute. Add 2 cups of vinegar to the “liquid” cup (again no detergent) and allow the load to run through. When you dry them, do not add fabric softener.
Bonus hint: Keep your towels recharged longer by never using fabric softener on them! (Some of my older towels I had to run through twice but this works awesome!!)
Sources: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-New-Towels-More-Absorbent http://lifehacker.com/5362234/use-vinegar-and-baking-soda-to-recharge-your-towels