How to Wash Towels & Keep Them Soft

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How to Wash Towels & Keep Them Soft
Keep towels soft and fluffy with tennis balls. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Few things are more enjoyable than getting out of the shower and drying off with a soft, fluffy towel. Sometimes your towels can become stiff over time and develop odours. To keep your towels looking and feeling their best, you'll need to launder them in a way that fluffs, cleans and deodorises all at the same time. Add a few extra steps to your regular laundry routine.

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Things you need

  • Washing machine
  • Dryer
  • Washing powder
  • White vinegar
  • Dryer sheets
  • Tennis balls

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  1. 1

    Place the towels in the washing machine, using a large load size so the towels can move freely.

  2. 2

    Turn on a hot water wash and add your regular detergent along with 1 cup of white vinegar to disinfect and clean.

  3. 3

    Remove the towels from the wash, place them in the dryer and add in two dryer sheets.

  4. 4

    Toss two tennis balls into the dryer as well; they will bounce around and fluff the towels.

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