I’m a housekeeper – why you should never wash your towels with fabric softener and what to use instead

A WARM, fluffy towel covering your body after a relaxing shower is an unmatched feeling.

Though the softness of your towel is essential, you should ensure that your towel's absorbency level is up to par as well.

On her TikTok, cleaning enthusiast and housekeeper Vanesa Amaro explained why you shouldn't be washing your towels with fabric softener, despite the amazing scent.

"Fabric softener contains wax and oils. Oil repels water, which means if you wash your towels with fabric softener, they will not be as absorbent as they used to be," she explained.

Instead, she suggested using white vinegar, Borax, and OxiClean to remove any odors.

One TikTok commenter swore by this method: "YES! Ever since I stopped using fabric softener my towels have been so soft!

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"Borax and the laundry boost powder for the win."

Another stated: "Yes I just realized that this week my towels smell nice but they aren’t absorbing the water how they should. Thanks for the tip."

If you're looking to keep your whites gleaming when doing your laundry, a woman named Meredith Lane shared how she gets her white laundry to stay bright for just $1.

With this tip, you won't have to worry about your favorite dress shirt yellowing before its time.

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“This is my laundry hack for getting really white laundry,” she began.

She poured dawn dish soap on a small hand towel, threw it in a washing machine filled with white linens, add then added a detergent pod.

Lane shared that either hot or cold water will do the trick when washing, but she prefers to use the hot water cycle for whites.

“The rest is history,” she exclaimed.

She claimed that the results would produce stark white sheets or towels.

Many TikTok users said they had good results using the method.

“I have been doing this ever since I learned about it from TikTok and it really does work. Also makes my laundry feel cleaner,” one person wrote.

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“I use it on stained shirts and pants to get mustard, ketchup, you name it out!” added another.

If you find that this hack doesn't make a world of difference for your laundry, Lane suggested giving bleach a try, though it's not her personal preference since she hates the smell.

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