Do This Trick To See How Dirty Your Clean Towels Are
There's nothing like fresh, clean towels right from the dryer. Unless you realize how gross they really are -- even after being freshly laundered.
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Here's how to do it. First fill your bathtub with very hot water. Then, add borax, washing soda, and laundry detergent in a 1:1:2 ratio. For a bathtub, we recommend ¼ cup borax, ¼ cup washing soda, and ½ cup detergent. Stir to dissolve. Put your clean towels in, stir, and wait.
"Laundry stripping at large is the process of removing buildup—that is, residue from detergents and softeners, minerals from hard water, oil, dirt, and bacteria, among other icky things—from your textiles. Throwing your towels in the washer simply won't cut it."
If you have towels that no longer feel soft, absorbent, or have a smell that you can't seem to get rid of, you might want to strip wash.