Removing Lint from Bath Towels
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Tip #1: If you want your clothes and linens to last longer and not to lint, then they need to be hung up to dry either outside or inside. If you need to hang them indoors this retractable indoor clothesline will add up to 40 feet of drying space. This folding drying rack will also do the trick!
Tip #2: When you purchase towels wash them alone in very hot water with laundry detergent and 1/2 cup of baking soda. Dry them on high until they are completley dry. Never use bleach on your towels. Bleach breaks down the fibers and causes lint. I always add baking soda to my bath towels. It makes them soft and fluffy, removes any odors. When washing towels wash just towels nothing else.
Tip #3: Lint will get on clothes when you dry your clothes in the dryer, clothes rub together and it creates lint. You can get rid of the lint by "shaving" it off with a disposable razor, yes it will take a while but it is well worth it if you don't like lint on your towels or other items. For just over $10 you can get this fabric defuzzer thing that shaves the fuzz right off of fabric!
Tip #4: A possible cause of lint on the towels is overcrowding items in washer.
Tip #5: When you are ready to toss your old bath towels and update them with new towels, here are some very helpful detailed instructions on how to care for new bath towels.
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