Towels are essential in making your guests feel comfortable with their stay, and they want their towels to feel as fresh and clean as possible. Have you given any thought to how you have been washing your towels? There are many different ways people go about washing them, but we have some helpful tips to offer you. You may already be using these, but maybe there are a few extra ideas we can offer you before the next time you go to the laundry room. Proper washing is important to keeping your towels fresh and making them last longer.
Towel Washing Tip #1: Wash New Towels Prior to Putting Them in Rooms for Your Guests (Unless Stated Room Ready)
*Many towels originally purchased at the store or online come with a layer of silicone or similar substance that will make it harder for the towel to absorb.
*This substance is what adds to the appeal to entice customers to purchase it.
*Washing the towels removes this substance.
Towel Washing Tip #2: Separate White Towels from Colored Towels
*Washing white and colored towels together will cause white towels to grow dingy.
*White towels should be washed with hot water, detergent, and non-chlorine bleach.
*Hot water will help towels keep their natural brightness.
*Colorful towels turn out best when washed in warm water with detergent and color-safe bleach.
Towel Washing Tip #3: Keep Towels Separate from Clothing
*Towels and clothes are usually made differently.
*They usually require different settings in the wash based on their material and thickness.
*Works best for washing purposes if they are each done in separate loads.
Towel Washing Tip #4: Fabric Softener is not Recommended.
*Vinegar should be used about once every three or four washes.
*Too much use of fabric softener can wither away the towel fibers over time and make them less absorbent.
*Vinegar will freshen and whiten towels.
*No vinegar smell is left behind.
Towel Washing Tip #5: How to Remove Bad Odors
*Putting wet towels in the hamper and leaving them there for a while can cause a stale and musty odor.
*Letting towels stay in the washing machine for a long time once the cycle is complete can also create an unpleasant smell.
*If they have an odor, first try washing the towels with a half cup of baking soda because it is a natural deodorizer.
*After that, rewash the towels with the detergent you regularly use.
Towel Washing Tip #6: Wash Frequently
*A personal towel should be washed at least once every three to four days.
*Important to repeatedly wash them for sanitary reasons and to keep the towels smelling fresh.
*Hang up towels on days they are not being washed to help them stay dry.
We Are Here to Help
InnStyle’s goal is to offer high quality towels and lots of choices to fit your needs. Our two most popular towels are our MicroCotton Hotel Collection Towel and our Lux MicroCotton Towel. Our MicroCotton Hotel Collection has fast dry technology to save time and money. It also engineered with snag-free loops to make sure there are no pulled threads during washing. If you have any other questions about how towels should be washed, please ask one of our account managers. We can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667. Our website is https://www.innstyle.com/.