Monday, May 7, 2012

Pinterest Tip Put to the Test

I saw a tip on Pinterest that I knew I wanted to try.  I had a bunch of white towels that were in great shape, but over time they were getting a bad smell after just one use.  I was just about to buy all new, but tried this tip first.

To my amazement, these towels have a whole new lease on life after washing with a little vinegar and baking soda! 

1.  Wash towels on HOT with one cup vinegar.

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2.  Leave towels in washer and wash again on HOT with 1/2 cup baking soda.

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Dry as usual.  You will see a difference immediately.  My husband has even commented on how well it worked! 

Pinterest just saved me a little money!  Love!

10 comments:

  1. I had the same problem and tried it with the vinegar, didn't know about the baking soda. It did work, thankfully. I will do this on a monthly basis to keep the detergent from clogging my machine. Thanks for the tip:)
    ~Debra xx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  2. I need to try this! I hope it works with a front loader machine. Stinky towels are the worst!

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  3. This tip was GREAT, GREAT! I was thinking of tossing some towels and dreaded the fact of buying new ones, and with your tip, I have fresh towels. Thanks Andrea!!!!

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  4. Auralee~
    So happy to hear this! Love it!!!

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  5. Can I do this with a high efficiency front loader?

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    1. Hi Laura, I am honestly not sure about high efficiency front loading washers. I just have an older version, top load, and it worked fine. Sorry I am not much help!

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  6. Is detergent being used in any of the two wash cycles or should this process be done on already washed towels?

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    1. With this wash cycle, no. You just use the vinegar and baking soda. All future washes, yes.

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  7. I use this in a front load HE washer. It works fine.

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  8. Has anyone done this with colored towels instead of white? My old but not ragged red kitchen hand towels are starting to smell mildewy.

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