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Do not repeat this kitchen towels mistake that leads to mold, germs, and unpleasant smell

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Humidity is the main enemy of any textile

Kitchen towels are a useful tool in the kitchen. They are used to dry dishes after washing and wipe hands, wipe off stains on the table and clean up spills from the stove. As a result, a lot of germs end up on the textiles, which begin to multiply rapidly in a humid environment.

If you think that normal washing is enough to cope with these microorganisms and ensure hygienic cleanliness of towels, you are mistaken. OBOZ.UA tells you how to properly care for this type of home textile.

Do not put wet towels in the laundry basket

First of all, make it a habit to never throw kitchen towels into the laundry basket while they are still wet. In some homes, these baskets can be left for as long as a week or 10 days. During this time, the towels will develop a lot of bacteria that can spread to other things. This is due to the dampness and heat in the basket. As a result, your clothes will have an unpleasant mildew smell that is difficult to remove even after washing. In the worst case, even mold can develop.

Thus, always let kitchen towels dry before throwing them in the laundry basket. Hang the laundry on a separate hook or on the oven rack and wait until it is completely dry. If you can, keep them separate from the rest of the dirty laundry. However, if the towel is completely dry, this is not so critical.

Wash in hot water

All items that come into contact with bacteria and can potentially be infected with mold should be washed at high temperatures. Yes, they will break down faster due to such care, but kitchen towels are not decorative textiles but functional ones, and they should be changed frequently. You can also add special disinfectants to the wash if you wish. Such a precaution will not be superfluous. And, of course, don't forget to dry the towels completely again before putting them in storage. If you iron them beforehand, it will make you more confident that the towels are truly hygienic and do not contain any microorganisms.

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