Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

YOU'VE BEEN WASHING YOUR TOWELS ALL WRONG: eXPERT

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

YOU'VE BEEN WASHING YOUR TOWELS ALL WRONG: eXPERT

Article excerpt

Do you hate it when you buy fluffy towels and then they go scratchy after a few washes?

You might be washing your towels wrong, and interiors expert Rachel Cohen has revealed exactly how you should be doing your laundry to prevent this.

Here are Rachel's top tips for keeping your towels fluffy and in a condition you'd find in a hotel.

DON'T ESTIMATE THE DETERGENT AMOUNT

Many people tip the amount of detergent - either powder or liquid - into a washing machine that they guess they'll need for their wash. But if you end up using too much, it will actually prevent your towels from rinsing clean. This will result in them being stiff instead of fluffy - not the desired result.

To find out the correct amount, you should look at the detergent instructions for your washing load.

USE COLD WATER

You may use the same setting for your towels that you do for your clothes and bedding, but this isn't always best. Instead, you should put your towels on a cold wash in the machine. …

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