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15 Life-Changing Laundry Tips You Wish You Knew About Sooner

5. Are your towels feeling WAY less absorbent? Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

Are your towels feeling WAY less absorbent? Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets.

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Fabric softeners and dryer sheets coat towel surfaces with a layer of chemicals that makes the fibers hydrophobic (aka they can’t absorb water).

6. To revive *scratchy* towels, wash them with vinegar.

To revive *scratchy* towels, wash them with vinegar.
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Dilute the vinegar with a little water or wait until the water level is high enough to dilute it instantly; otherwise, it might discolor your towels. Learn more about this technique here.

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