How to Avoid Bath and Beach Towels from Getting Musty

No one wants to dry themselves off with a musty smelling towel!

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The last thing you want is to have a guest experience a nice shower in your  home and then get a nose full of a smelly towel!

Use the following tips to clean musty towels & prevent mildew from forming.

  1. Make Certain Towels are hung up properly to dry.

The number one cause of mildew and mustiness in towels is improper drying! Damp bath or beach towels often get left on floors. Promptly hang towels up in a ventilated area. Space on towel bars and hooks is often an issue so fold them vertically once. Folding the towels more than once keeps them damp on the inside longer giving the opportunity of mildew to form.

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  1. Cleaning Towels that Have Mildew Smell

Add 1-2 cups of vinegar to a hot water cycle without any detergent. This usually does the trick. But if your towels still have a slight odor, you can do another hot water cycle with a 1/2 cup of baking soda. Be sure not to use detergent when you do these cycles with vinegar and/or baking soda – it can be dangerous to the washing machine!