Monday, December 12, 2011

Power Towel

Our bathroom gets pretty steamy - no not like that – like actual steam from the hot water (get your mind out of the gutter). We don’t have a window in the bathroom itself to let the steam escape so it can take all day for our towels to dry out but if it’s a humid day the towels can have a real hard time drying out. This is a problem for the towels especially if you have the sense of smell like I do. I can smell things long before anyone else does which is both a blessing and a curse. You can imagine how disgusted I was to discover that since our towels were not completely drying out they were smelling like mildew. Not exactly what you want to smell first thing in the morning after a shower.

The towels are really nice ones we received as a wedding gift and were washed every week so I wasn’t okay with just buying new towels. I figured that someone else out there had to have this same problem and hopefully a solution. After consulting the interwebs I found some information on how to get rid of the mildew smell:

  • Put your towels in the washing machine, using the hottest water available. Add one or two cups of white vinegar. Do not add detergent, fabric softener, or any other products at this time. Run the washer.
  • Leave the towels in the washer and wash the same load again just as you would normally with laundry soap. Again, use the hottest water available. Don't use fabric softener or any other products.
  • Dry the load in the dryer using a high heat setting. Towels should be thoroughly dry when you pull them out. If they're not dry, put them back in, or move them immediately outside and hang them in the sunlight.
Courtesy of LifeHacker

And for more power towels check out this awesomely hilarious video explaining what a power towel is. Courtesy of the Kansas State Wildcats (enough fodder for us Jayhawks to mock our in-state rivals for years).

No comments:

Post a Comment