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Dos and don'ts of cleaning bath towes

  1. Do wash new towels before you use them for the first time.
  2. Don’t toss wet or damp towels into a hamper or laundry basket and let them sit. That’s how they develop that musty, mildew odor.
  3. Do wash your towels every two to three uses.
  4. Don’t overload your washer with towels. They’re heavy and will take a toll on your machine, plus they might not wash and rinse properly if everything is packed in.
  5. Don’t use too much detergent. You should use about half of the amount you’d use for a full load of clothing.
  6. Do hang up your towels after each use to help them dry properly and prevent odor.
  7. Don’t let wet towels sit in the washing machine, as it can cause that mildew odor.