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(CNN)   You're washing your towels wrong, dumbass   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Washing, Laundry, Towel, Fabric softener, wash clothes, Cleanliness, Hygiene, use of fabric softeners  
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2022-08-16 1:23:41 PM  
C'mon, CNN. That's literally an ad.

The articles shows products, and clicking on the (affiliate) links takes you to Amazon, where CNN gets a cut of every purchase.
 
2022-08-16 3:15:03 PM  
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2022-08-16 3:31:31 PM  
I'm washing my towels...?
 
2022-08-16 3:33:37 PM  
Cold water, not too much detergent, no fabric softener? I've literally never read a "you're doing it wrong" article that actually convinced me I was doing something wrong.

I guess I'm just perfect.
 
2022-08-16 3:34:43 PM  
YOU'RE NOT MY TOWEL SUPERVISOR!
 
2022-08-16 3:43:18 PM  
That means no liquid fabric softener, that means no dryer sheets. None. Fabric softener leaves a coating behind on towels that makes them less absorbent, and over time will contribute to a layer of product buildup in towels that will leave them looking dingy and smelling less than fresh.

THIS, THIS, THIS, THIS...

Fabric softener turns your towels into water repellers... God, it sucks, you just end up moving water from point A to point B.
 
2022-08-16 3:43:46 PM  
Apparently I wasn't. Thank you.
 
2022-08-16 4:00:44 PM  
My New washer (first one in 40 years) has a button/setting for that. I'm still getting used to it...but the old one was too far gone to keep repairing.
 
2022-08-16 4:55:56 PM  
Wash cloths should be washed every 1 to 3 uses.

This is why my father-in law always said to buy wash cloths with a "B" on one side, and an "F" on the other. This so you remember which side is used to clean which parts of the body.

/ this is a true story
 
2022-08-16 4:57:07 PM  
I wash them.  I hang them on the clothesline. They get pretty stiff. I like that. I don't give the tiniest crap what they look like.  They're towels.
 
2022-08-16 5:11:02 PM  
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2022-08-16 5:46:37 PM  

Nick Nostril: Wash cloths should be washed every 1 to 3 uses.

This is why my father-in law always said to buy wash cloths with a "B" on one side, and an "F" on the other. This so you remember which side is used to clean which parts of the body.

/ this is a true story


Balls and Funk?  Smart to keep those separate.
 
2022-08-16 5:51:41 PM  
Wash them with white distilled vinegar.  They stay soft and the color stays bright too.
 
2022-08-16 6:00:42 PM  
No, I'm not.
 
2022-08-16 6:23:08 PM  
Hmph.
Last time I was "washing my towels wrong" it was because I should be using hot water to clean off disgusting dead skin cells and eliminate mildew (as towels stay damp for much longer periods than other laundry).
Can random internet know-it-alls please show some consistency when they criticize me??
 
2022-08-16 6:23:54 PM  
Towels get wet, they dry out.  You don't need to wash them.
 
2022-08-16 6:26:12 PM  

Nick Nostril: Wash cloths should be washed every 1 to 3 uses.

This is why my father-in law always said to buy wash cloths with a "B" on one side, and an "F" on the other. This so you remember which side is used to clean which parts of the body.

/ this is a true story


"B"oogers and "F"eces, right?
 
2022-08-16 6:32:28 PM  

cherryl taggart: Wash them with white distilled vinegar.  They stay soft and the color stays bright too.


I'm leary of advice like this.
My in-laws tried white vinegar for cleaning windows at the family cottage. The place smelled like cheap salad dressing for days!

/ I am exaggerating a bit for effect
// but I do have a sensitive nose
/// and I could definitely still smell the vinegar after several days
 
2022-08-16 6:43:46 PM  

NateAsbestos: I'm washing my towels...?


Yeah, can't wash em wrong if you never wash em.

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2022-08-16 6:55:03 PM  
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/ugh, I need a towel now
 
2022-08-16 7:34:33 PM  

Almea Tarrant: cherryl taggart: Wash them with white distilled vinegar.  They stay soft and the color stays bright too.

I'm leary of advice like this.
My in-laws tried white vinegar for cleaning windows at the family cottage. The place smelled like cheap salad dressing for days!

/ I am exaggerating a bit for effect
// but I do have a sensitive nose
/// and I could definitely still smell the vinegar after several days


It's not necessary to use vinegar EVERY time you wash your towels, but every third or fourth time is worth while. You don't need to use much, I put the vinegar in the same compartment the fabric softener usually goes in (obviously don't put in any fabric softener).
 
2022-08-16 10:28:15 PM  
product placement for tide pods,delicious! and scent pellets.
 
2022-08-16 10:39:38 PM  

TheSubjunctive: I wash them.  I hang them on the clothesline. They get pretty stiff. I like that. I don't give the tiniest crap what they look like.  They're towels.


Same. As an added bonus, they're pretty damn absorbent after the Bakersfield heat makes them "saltine cracker" dry.

Also, I use fragrance- and dye-free detergent, and no softener (ever, on any loads.) That stuff is wasteful, in several ways. Socks/undercrackers/towels get bleach. 🤷‍♂
 
2022-08-17 12:23:59 AM  
It turns out I'm doing it right. I'm too cheap to use hot water or too much detergent let alone a luxury like fabric softener.  My cat like to sleep on them if I don't hang them up after I shower.
 
2022-08-17 8:04:01 AM  
Hey mom I finally got hired as a reporter, at CNN.


Wow! So how soon until they make you White House correspondent?

Ah ... Actually I m doing an article on washing towels.

that's nice. Did I tell your sister got promoted to fry cook. She says they are hiring if you're interested
 
2022-08-17 8:08:59 AM  

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/ugh, I need a towel now


Huh, so 11/24/95 was apparently the last time a Dilbert cartoon was somewhat amusing... I'll try to remember that in case it ever comes up.
 
2022-08-17 9:04:43 AM  
Good to know I've been doing it right for years.

A former roommate used to refuse to wash their towel. It was disgusting. I eventually had to throw it out and bought them a new one because I couldn't stand the stench anymore. They were pissed off that I got rid of the old stinky, ratty towel.
 
2022-08-17 10:33:13 AM  

Billy Liar: Nick Nostril: Wash cloths should be washed every 1 to 3 uses.

This is why my father-in law always said to buy wash cloths with a "B" on one side, and an "F" on the other. This so you remember which side is used to clean which parts of the body.

/ this is a true story

"B"oogers and "F"eces, right?


Close enough. Butt/Face is how I remember it.
 
2022-08-17 12:34:49 PM  
I take a big load of towels, sheets, socks and the occasional cotton blanket to the laundromat, throw them all in a big machine, hot water, tiny bit of soap, maybe a splash of bleach, and no fabric softeners or dryer sheets.  So nice to have everything done at once.  I swear those big machines do a nice job, rinse like a mofo.
 
2022-08-17 3:36:02 PM  
I was my sheets and towels once a year, like God intended
 
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