Have you ever accidentally left wet towels in your laundry hamper for too long? If so, you’ve probably realized that a regular laundry cycle won’t eliminate the smell of mildew. This simple cleaning tactic however, will help restore your towels to their original freshness.

  • Put your towels into the washing machine and instead of adding detergent and fabric softener, add one cup of white vinegar. Start the wash cycle using the hottest water setting available.  Once the machine has filled up with water, let the agitator run for 10 seconds in order to mix everything together. Pause the machine and let the towels soak in the vinegar solution for one hour.
  • Once the hour has passed, turn the machine on again, and let the cycle finish.
  • Next, add ½ cup of baking soda to the towels and run the towels through a second cycle, using warm water.
  • Dry the towels normally in the dryer.