How do you keep your towels soft?

Sophia
Community Manager
Community Manager
London, United Kingdom

How do you keep your towels soft?

 
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Hello hosts 👋🏽

We know that providing soft and fluffy towels is essential for a great guest experience. Maintaining their softness can be a challenge, especially with frequent use and washings 😞

I have read in the community that some hosts prefer to use natural products to keep towels soft, such as vinegar, which in addition to providing a delicate texture, does not leave any odour 🤔

How do you keep your towels soft and luxurious for your guests? Do you have any special tricks or techniques that you swear by? Share your wisdom and tips below 👇🏽

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Ed419
Level 2
Twentynine Palms, CA

Vinegar seems to work rather well and this way the people that have allergies are sensitive to smells won’t have a problem

Sophia
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London, United Kingdom

@Ed419 indeed! Vinegar seems to be a tried, tested and trusted method! 👀 I'm sold, I need to try it. Thanks for your recommendation 😊

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@Ed419 What kind of vinegar do you use?

Sophia
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London, United Kingdom

Hey @Valda35, thank you for sharing your tips. I was wondering if you have any secrets on how to keep your towels white 🤔

Do let us know how you get on with using vinegar 😊

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Muhammad438
Level 2
Lisburn, United Kingdom

Sorry for a late reply.

 

Don't wonder just put towel in w. machine +detergent +fabric softener and on it... see the magic after 30mins..   😉

@Sophia 

I use the gentlest washing program on the washing machine called Eco 40-60.
It uses the least amount of water and has the lowest consumption of
electricity.

 

In addition, I rarely or never use fabric softener because I believe that
it is both harmful to the environment and the towels.
I use a laundry ball inside the towels along with a little detergent.

After the washing machine is finished, they get a short round in the dryer
before I then stretch them a little bit and hang them on a drying rack.

If it's dry weather I put the drying rack outside (I do this all year round),
but if not it stays inside. I stretch the towels when I fold them.
This is my success recipe for soft towels all year round.

 

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Sophia
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London, United Kingdom

Thank you so much for sharing your tips @Per-Kuttainen-Ylimattila0 ‌😎

I've always been very curious about laundry balls, do they really work? Have you found a difference with your laundry prior to using them? I'm very intrigued 🤔

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@Sophia 

Well, I have to say I was very skeptical about using it.
Because how could such a ball replace detergent?

 

After I started using it, for example, the towels went from
being slightly to very stiff to becoming soft after washing.
I have no other explanation than this laundry ball

 

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Towels that We use in Hotel are white - big, middle and small ones.

After being used, they are washing in washing machine using  washing powder and adding softener.

 

After that, We dry them into a drying machine.

 

If it happens that there is a stainspot on the towel, first We rub it out putting a bleach on it and after putting them into a washing machine.

Sophia
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London, United Kingdom

Hello @Hotel752, I've used bleach on tea towels before, they were patterned and coloured but my naivety with bleach ruined them! 😳😭

Do you have any tricks to keep the towels white? 

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I believe adding fabric softener is a no-no

Abi010
Level 8
England, United Kingdom

I use small detergent,  add in some baking powder and some dettol, then wash as normal. Dry them in room temperature if in winter, outside in summer and ironing them always gives that fluffy feel

Sophia
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London, United Kingdom

Thank you for sharing @Abi010 ‌😊
How much baking powder and dettol do you use? 👀

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Abi010
Level 8
England, United Kingdom

I usually use 1.small scoop of baking powder and the dettol is the same amount which is just for infection purposes,  just incase 

 

ok, good idea, tq 4 sharing ...