Towels can often become dull in colour and hard and crispy in touch if not looked after well. We all love a nice fluffy soft towel when getting out of luxurious bubble bath or shower and we want them to last so we get our moneys worth. The life expectancy of a good towel is 5 to 10 years and the best quality towels are made from premium fibres such as Egyptian cotton.
I have put together few basic steps for you to help keep your towels looking and feeling good longer.
Always wash new towels before you use them and wash them alone. Don’t just buy them and hang them up in your bathroom. Firstly they have been handled in a shop and then transported home so they will pick up many germs. Plus many manufacturers will use chemicals to create a sleek finish. Wash them on a cold wash with detergent and fabric softener and then tumble dry on a low heat. Then they will be ready for the bathroom.
Always wash your towels separately and with no other garments, choice a gentle laundry detergent without additives as this will stop the colour fading and will protect the fibres. My personal choice is SURF laundry detergents in liquid form. For fluffiness adding a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda to the laundry detergent drawer can help bring them back to life.
Wash your towels at least once a week. But if you a clean freak like me 3 to 4 times a week.
If using a tumble drier always use a low setting and remove them when they are still slightly wet to keep them supple and absorbent. Over heating can wear down the fibres. Then air to dry or put neatly in the airing cupboard.
I love to hang my towels on the line but try not to have the sun directly on them to save the sun from bleaching them. Hide behind another garment or hang in a more shaded area.
When using your towels always hang between washing in an aired bathroom, preferably with the window open.
Never fold or leave on the floor. Hanging towels keeps the mould and mildew at bay and will keep them fresh longer.
Have a separate washing basket for towels. This way they don’t pick up colours from other garments of extra germs.
Follow these simple steps and you will find that your towels stay fluffier and softer longer.
If you are looking to treat yourself to some new towels then Hampton and Astley have given me a unique discount code to share. With this code you will get a set of 7 Egyptians towels half price. They come in 12 different colours.
Each towel in the Hampton and Astley range is made from superior quality 100% Egyptian cotton. The use of these fine cottons affords a soft and supple fabric to the touch and yet one that is durable and long lasting. Furthermore every piece has high absorbency, effortlessly wicking moisture away from the skin to allow for quick and effortless drying.
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