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The 7 Weirdest Things That Can Clean Your Laundry

Bob Vila Logo By August Bancroft of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 7: If you're washing bath towels as often as recommended (at least every three uses), they'll probably stay fresh and clean. Sometimes, though, laundered towels develop a musty odor. That smell is caused by bacteria that were left behind after your shower or attracted by a buildup of laundry detergent. To refresh your towels, skip the detergent and wash them with white vinegar on the hottest cycle. For especially stinky towels, wash them a second time with vinegar, then wash again with regular detergent.Related: 8 "Zero Dollar" Laundry Room Hacks

Vinegar

If you're washing bath towels as often as recommended (at least every three uses), they'll probably stay fresh and clean. Sometimes, though, laundered towels develop a musty odor. That smell is caused by bacteria that were left behind after your shower or attracted by a buildup of laundry detergent. To refresh your towels, skip the detergent and wash them with white vinegar on the hottest cycle. For especially stinky towels, wash them a second time with vinegar, then wash again with regular detergent.

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