I have another laundry confession to share. Sometimes when I wash my kitchen towels, they come out smelling almost as bad as when I put them in. It’s gross.
Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but let’s be honest. The point of a washer is to clean and freshen linens and clothing, so if your laundry comes out with a lingering stench, it’s a bit disconcerting. Can anyone else relate?
Well, I looked long and hard for a solution, and I finally found one. When my kitchen towels start to smell, I soak them in baking soda and white vinegar using the recipe below, and it works like a charm! My towels usually only need the treatment every few months, but feel free to do it as often as necessary.
1/2 cup baking soda
1-1/2 cup white vinegar
- Soak towels in hot water with above ingredients for 2 hours. (I turn on my washer soak setting and pause it for 2 hours.)
- Wash towels in hot water using a strong detergent. (I use Whisk Deep Clean with Oxi Complete.)
- Dry towels until they are completely dry. (This step may sound obvious, but it’s a very important part of eliminating odors.)