Cleaning Hack Shows Just How Dirty Your Bath Towel Really Is
At least... that's what we thought before one man revealed just how dirty even a so-called 'clean' towel really is.Yep, Jared Guynes says he was shocked to see that his freshly cleaned towels were still covered in grime when his wife went to deep clean them.And his Facebook post, which shows the bath they were soaked in full of dirty water, has left people rattled, to say the least.Jared's wife had learnt about 'towel stripping' from YouTube - which is basically where you deep clean your towels with Arm & Hammer baking soda, borax, Oxi Clean, and hot water in a bathtub, and let them soak out all their excess grime overnight."In this case she took our collection of clean towels, let me say that again, the towels were totally clean, washed and folded and in the linen closet, completely clean, completely normal," he wrote."The story that she told me is that over the years of use, microscopic amounts of soap and detergent get locked in to the fibres of the towels."Subsequently that stuff gets gummed up and can also trap microscopic amounts of dirt and grime and bacteria, even after going through the washing machine with detergent."So after seeing someone else do it she decided to do the experiment on our own towels here in the tub."He warned: "The towels at your house, no matter how clean you think they are, are probably this nasty too".In the interest of transparency, Jared told followers of the post that his towels were blue and brown, so some of the colouring could have been dye.However, he added that when he tried the same trick with white towels, "the results were still a very concerning and disgusting looking grey....sort of like Cracker Barrel gravy or something."Jared's post now has over 144,000 'shares' on the platform, with many wanting to impart his wife's wisdom on their loved ones.How can I get my bath towels to smell good?Add 1 cup of white distilled vinegar to the wash. Make sure the towels are completely dry. Vinegar is a great deodorizer, plus it works as a fabric softener. The vinegar smell dissipates as it dries, and it does not cause reactions on my skin, and I have very sensitive skin.How do I stop my bath towels from smelling moldy?Easy and cheap::> towels in washer, not too many, hot water, laundry soap, and white vinegar, do not be afraid to really dump some in there too. Let sit over night, finish cycle in the morning, extra rinse maybe, dry in dryer with dryer sheats, smile big after next bath or showerHow do you store your bath towels? (See Below)?in baskets rolled upwhere can i find bath towels?If you have a little time to wait...find out when JC Penny has their sale...I think they call it "White Sale" and you can get a huge bargain on really nice towels. For the price of a ok towel at Walmart, you can get a very expensive, very nice towel(s)..you might also keep your eye out for their after Christmas sale. .sometimes the towels are around 60% off then. Huge bargain and lots of variety. You might even try their website and look at the clearance items as well as the JC Penny outlet storeHow do remove mildew smell from bath towels?sounds like it might be the machines fault, try using a washing machine cleaning powder, a lot of scum and dirt collects on the outer side of the drum you cannot see, eventually resulting in an undesirable smell being washed into your clothes. if that doesnt work and its the towels, buy new ones! or try a dry-cleanerhow to properly wash and dry bath towels?You will always get lint from towels, even after years of washing and drying you will still get some amount of lint. Never put anything else in with towels to dry, like blankets or sweaters, that's where they get those pilings from.How can I get a musty odor from my Bath towels and wash clothes?It is not your machines. If they are bleachable lighter colors, you do not have to do anything but bleach them with chlorine bleach. (You need to make sure that you believe you can use chlorine bleach on them. I can not know the details of all your washable garments & stuff.) If they are not bleachable, try T detergent (Are we allowed to say?) with non-chlorine bleach already added to the laundry soap. (It works for me.) I had the same problem. They turned out looking clean but, they did not smell good even though I used the ok detergent. So I figured out that they would not smell bad if they were not "harboring bacteria". So I used bleach & presto, the smell was gone!! I found that I did not have to add bleach everytime that I washed my towels, maybe sheets, or kitchen linens, whatever does not smell good, but only once in a while, as necessary. Our bodies, if you truly knew how many thousands & thousands of (microscopic) dead skin cells that are sloughed off of our bodies onto our bathtowels, ESPECIALLY. Also, our sheets & clothing- you would be truly shocked. Even kitchen washcloths get to smelling bad if you do not wash them & get a new one daily. Sponges, because of the way that they are made, can possibly poison us. You have to go to extra trouble to disinfect those. I do not use them generally I hope this helps.