Wet towels can quickly develop odorous bacteria and mildew, smells you don't want on your towels or on your clean body after a shower. Select a laundering product that fits your needs and wash white towels in hot water to eliminate harmful bacteria and mildew. Chlorine bleach, oxygen bleach and baking soda will all help keep your white towels fresh and bright, even after repeated washing.
Things You'll Need
- Washing machine
- Chlorine bleach
- Laundry detergent
- Clothesline (optional)
- Clothespins (optional)
- Oxygen bleach (optional)
- Baking soda (optional)
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Put the white towels in the washing machine.
Add the chlorine bleach to the bleach dispenser of the washing machine. Add 1 cup chlorine bleach to a top-loading machine and 1/2 cup chlorine bleach to a front-loading machine. Add the appropriate amount of laundry detergent to the machine.
Set the water temperature to hot and set the wash cycle to regular. Start the washing machine and allow it to progress through the entire cycle.
Remove the towels from the washing machine when the cycle finishes. Dry the towels in the dryer or hang them outside on a clothesline.