Finding comfort in a plush towel after a shower is the ultimate example of indulgence. If you buy high-quality towels in the right size and color for your needs, you can keep them in good condition for longer. Everyone appreciates a solid return on investment, and that includes the linens they purchase. If you’ve noticed that your bath towels are starting to look a bit worse for wear, there are some techniques to make them last longer.

 

7 tips to prolong the life of a bath towel

Towels should be washed before use.

Before you use your towels for the first time, wash them in a half cup of white vinegar. Vinegar will aid in dye fixing and make the colors more long lasting. Towel shedding is common with brand new towels, but it can be minimized with a simple wash.

Launder your towels together

The best way to prevent your towels from pilling is to wash them alone or with similar items.  You should also watch the drying time to avoid pilling from over-drying.

Towels should be washed in small loads.

In addition to compromising your washing machine’s efficiency, washing and drying a large number of towels all at once might cause your towels to become damp. Overstuffing the dryer will prevent air from reaching the towels and fluffing them. Towels won’t come out soft if you overload the washer, as the fibers will become tangled.

To Get Rid of Dust and debris, Use Vinegar

Once in a while, throw a cup of white vinegar into the washing machine to remove the hard water and chemical residue that has accumulated in your towels. Towels’ absorbency will be restored, and the fibers will fluff out, making them more comfortable to use.

Baking soda can be used to get rid of musty smells.

To get rid of the musty smell that can develop in bathing towels and gym towels that have been sitting about for a while, try adding a half cup of baking soda to the detergent in the wash.

Don’t use fabric softener

Fabric softeners lose their effectiveness after repeated applications and can even cause permanent damage to your towels. Buildup from fabric softeners can mat your fibres down, making your clothes rigid and less absorbent.

Suspending Soggy Towels from Wall Rings

A lack of air circulation might lead to bacterial growth in a damp bath towel. Hanging towels on hooks after each use helps them last longer.

Combining with Other Garments

If you mix your bath towel with other garments, the towel may become damaged from coming into touch with zippers, buttons, and other accessories.

Make Sure To Dry Your Towels Properly On The Line

Do not ever dry towels in a closed cabinet, on a bed, or on the floor. The clothesline is ideal for this purpose.

Towels should be changed out frequently.

Towels, despite your best efforts to maintain them, eventually become less absorbent and lose their fibers. They may be worn out after about two years of normal use, but luckily they’re cheap enough that you can afford to treat yourself to new ones.