Towels becoming crusty and uncomfortable could become a thing of the past - that’s if people follow this cheap trick from the ‘Queen of Clean’.
Lynsey Crombie, who regularly dishes out top tips for cleaning online, revealed to her many followers this week that there is a simple solution to ensuring your towels don’t become crusty.
Her method is cost effective too, keeping them fluffier for longer.
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Revealing that towels pick up bacteria very quickly, Lynsey said her method is a fail-safe way to keep towels fresh, reports the Express.
“Nothing beats the comfort of wrapping yourself up in a soft, fresh, fluffy towel after a relaxing bath,” she said.
“Here are some helpful tips on how to wash towels to keep them looking and feeling their best even for longer.”
The Queen of Clean’s first tip is to wash towels after every couple of uses to ensure smells don’t linger.
She adds that towels should be washed together, but that the washing machine should not be overloaded as this doesn’t help the cleaning process.
Instead of using a fabric conditioner, the ‘Queen’ also advocates the use of white vinegar as it doesn’t wear down fibres unlike fabric conditioner.
She also urged against the conditioner as it “reduces the absorbency of your towels, which could also lead to your towels shedding in the future”.
The top tips prompted many of Lynsey’s fans to chip in with their own towel washing tips, but the Queen also revealed something she doesn’t do with hers - tumble dry them.
“Only in the winter months, the rest of the time I pop them on the washing line,” she said in response to someone suffering with ‘cardboard-like’ towels.
As for the white vinegar tip, some questioned Lynsey on whether the scent of vinegar would be left on the towels, but she assured them it wouldn’t.
It prompted one great response from a follower.
“Over 30 years ago I was a buyer for a West End Linen Store and I used to recommend not to use fabric conditioner even back then but didn’t know about the white vinegar so thank you for that tip,” they said.
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