Getting out the Musty, Mildew Smell of Towels
Recipe for Getting out the Musty, Mildew Smell of Towels
- Step 1: Put 1-2 cups vinegar in with your towels. Wash the towels on the hottest setting. Do not dry them. You’re not done yet.
- Step 2: Next, add 1/2 cup Borax to your regular detergent. Wash again on the hottest setting.
- Step 3: Finally, dry your towels on the hottest setting.
I don’t generally use fabric softener sheets because I’m not convinced they are the healthiest option for us because of the potential risks of the chemicals found in softener sheets. However, I do use them for the occasional towel treatment. Borax may not be the best option on a regular basis, but I have found that this solution really does work, so I have decided that every once in a while using these more powerful cleaners will be tolerated.
- This post was originally published in 2012, but it has been updated and republished in 2018.