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How to Soften Towels

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Rani Gorgis

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Laundry & Cleaning Specialist

This article was co-authored by Rani Gorgis. Rani Gorgis is a Laundry and Cleaning Specialist and the Owner of Park Blvd Laundry & Dry Cleaners in San Diego, California. With several years of experience in the laundry and cleaning industry, Rani specializes in dry cleaning, wash-n-fold, shirt laundry, and servicing smoke-damaged clothes. He holds a BS in Accounting and a CPA certification. This article has been viewed 142,778 times.

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To soften towels, wash them in warm or hot water to reduce any soapy residue crusting up the fabric. You can also soak towels in fabric softener and hot water for 1 hour before washing them as usual. Another way to soften towels is to machine wash them with ½ cup of vinegar instead of soap in the first rinse cycle to remove oils and caked-on dirt. Moreover, mixing ½ cup of baking soda into your regular detergent can also wash away any chemicals that might be making your towels scratchy. To learn how different drying techniques can keep your towels soft, keep reading!

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