How To Keep Your Towels Soft

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There is no luxury quite as nice as a soft, fluffy towel. Take your bathroom to the next level with this luxury. You can keep your towels light and fluffy for years with these tried and true (and simple) tips for bowel care.

1. Use Vinegar

Try swapping out your fabric softener for vinegar. Because most fabric softeners contain silicon, can get make towels less absorbent. Instead, try adding about a cup of distilled white vinegar to the wash. It will help to remove residue while also softening your towels, plus it will leave them as absorbent as ever.

2. Lighten Your Load

A heavy load will strain your machine, and the crowded space won’t leave much room to remove dirt and dissolve detergent. This applies to your washer and dryer. Overloading may not even be saving you time in the end if you have to run it again. How much your machine can handle will vary based on the machine, its quality, and its size.

3. Be Careful With Your Dryer

It is so nice to pull a warm and fluffy towel out of the dryer but drying your towel with excessive heat may be damaging it. Try drying on a lower setting, or with no heat. You can also air dry it, but if you go this route, you’ll need to shake it out to loosen up the fibers, otherwise, it will get stiff.

4. Add Some Baking Soda

Throw a little baking soda into the wash with your towels. Baking soda will help to loosen up the fibers in the fabric and clean off any excessive grime—both will lead to a softer towel. Also, baking soda is a great natural odor eliminator so if you want a soft AND odor free towel—baking soda is the secret.

5. Use Less Detergent

Stiffness can be a result of too much detergent or detergent not getting dissolved properly. When this happens, it can leave behind build up or even a soap residue. It may not always be visibly there, but you can often feel it. Cutting back on the detergent will be a big help with this problem. You can also dissolve down some of your detergents with some water before adding it to the wash. Save your rinse cycle some of the trouble!

6. Wash in Warm Water.

Using warm (but not hot) water will help the detergent absorb better—meaning there will be less build up and stiffness left in your towels. So next time you throw your towels in the wash, change the water temperature to warm for a softer result.

7. Toss a Dryer Ball in There.

If you are drying your towel in a dryer, try tossing in a dryer ball. Or if you don’t have one, you can also use tennis balls. It will help you get rid of lumps, while also softening and fluffing you towels.