I’ve often had to battle a mildew smell in our bath towels, especially when we lived in a humid climate. Here’s an easy and amazing process I discovered to solve the problem forever!
When we lived in Kansas we had really high humidity and with the high humidity we constantly struggled with our towels smelling like mildew.
Of course, if the towels were white it was easy because I could easily bleach them but I could never get the mildew smell in my towels gone from the colored ones. I tried hanging them on the clothesline in the sun and drying then in the dryer. I washed them with vinegar and Clorox 2, but none of it worked to get the mildew smell out of my towels.
Now that we live in Colorado, we don’t have as big a problem with mildew smelling towels but, occasionally, someone will leave a pile of towels on the floor or stuff them in the laundry hamper when they’re wet and I will have the problem again.
I found a solution to the smelly towels problem and it works GREAT! The best part is that it’s a super easy recipe!How to Get The Mildew Smell Out Of Smelly Towels
2 cups of Borax
2 cups vinegar
I soak the towels overnight in the washing machine in warm water with vinegar and borax. In the morning, run them through the wash cycle. Wash the towels again with borax and detergent and dry as usual.
Using this process, the towels come out great and fresh!! When I first tried this in Kansas, after battling smelling towels for months, a week later I still had no mildew smell.
Prior to using this process, my towels would start stinking after a day or two and I was constantly washing smelly towels!! After discovering this method, we were able to go back to washing towels every week instead of every couple of days.
I’m glad I got that irritating problem solved! I hope you find this super helpful!
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This easy foaming hand soap refill recipe is a quick and simple way to save on hand soap. You can refill your soap for just pennies a bottle!
Vickie asks: I really like the foaming hand soap; do you have a recipe for making it at home?
Tawra: I forked over $1.67 to buy one of those new foaming pump hand soaps just to see if it would last longer. Interestingly it lasted 1/4 of the amount of time than normal hand soap does. My friend told me of a way to refill them without using the expensive refills that they so nicely have for you too.
Here’s how to refill the foaming hand soap for just a few pennies per bottle!Foaming Hand Soap Refill Recipe
2 Tbsp. of regular liquid hand soap or bubble bath
enough water to top off the bottle
Pour the liquid hand soap in the bottle and fill to the top with water. Swirl it around gently until it’s mixed and you have foaming hand soap!
I figured that the store bought soap lasts about the same amount of time as regular liquid hand soap but costs twice as much. Isn’t that nice of them?