Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? The Craft Patch is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!
Let me just begin by saying that I loathe stinky towels. Nothing is worse than smelling fresh and clean after a shower and then having to wipe off on a towel that smells like moldy funk! Ick! Or using a kitchen rag to wipe down the counters and realizing that it smells like The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Gag!
So of course when I saw THIS PIN from My Thirty Spot on Pinterest, I was very excited to test it out.
I followed the instructions:
1. Wash towels in hot water with one cup vinegar (no detergent).
2. Wash towels again in hot water with a half cup of baking soda (no detergent).
3. Dry completely in the dryer with no dryer sheet.
I couldn't wait for them to be dry so I could give them a big, fat sniff test. After drying, they smelled like nothing. That's a big improvement from smelling like an old basement. So I kept investigating. The next morning I used them to shower...
Smelling pretty good! I have used the towels for four days now and they are only just now starting to smell a little bit funky. Four days! That's pretty good! I will definitely be washing them this way from now on.
Update: I found something that I like even better for keeping my towels fresh. Read about it HERE!