How to restore white color to towels: home life hacks

Yulia PoteriankoLife
Aspirin and vinegar will restore the original whiteness of towels

White towels are the optimal choice for any interior style and color scheme. It's no wonder that even the most luxurious hotels opt for this option in their rooms. Well-maintained white towels exude luxury. But what if they start to fade over time or get stained?

Experienced cleaning experts suggest that simple and affordable home remedies can restore the original appearance of bath textiles. OBOZREVATEL has compiled the best life hacks.

Begin with proper care

To maintain the whiteness of your towels for as long as possible, it's essential to care for them correctly, starting from the very first wash cycle. The label provides clear instructions on which program and detergent to use—simply follow these guidelines.

If you've removed the label or it has faded over time, you can adopt a universal approach. For cotton towels, opt for a program designed for natural fabrics such as cotton and linen. The water temperature should range between 40-60 degrees Celsius. While boiling textiles in hotter water may remove stubborn dirt, it can accelerate the wear and tear of fabric fibers in the long run.

Utilize aspirin from the medicine cabinet

Acetylsalicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, not only relieves headaches but can also restore the original whiteness of towels.

To harness the cleansing power of aspirin, dissolve a couple of tablets in a bowl of warm water and soak the faded towels in this solution for half an hour. During this time, the acid will gently work on the fibers, eliminating stains and discoloration. Afterward, launder the towels in the washing machine according to the instructions. Once dry, you'll notice the significant improvement in whiteness.

Leverage the potency of white vinegar

White vinegar is a cleaning powerhouse and can be used for various household cleaning tasks, including laundry.

By adding it to your regular detergent, you can effectively remove dirt and dissolve deposits caused by hard water and excessive soap usage. This process restores whiteness and softness to the textiles, making even well-used towels fluffy again.

Simply pour a cup of vinegar into the fabric softener compartment during the wash cycle. To boost the whitening effect, you can also add half a cup of baking soda to the drum. This addition neutralizes any potential musty odors from the fabric.

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