Recharge towels by washing them once with hot water and vinegar, then a time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the detergent and fabric softener residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!
best window cleaner - 2 cups water, cup white vinegar and teaspoon dish detergent. Just used this concoction on my massive windows. I don't think I will ever buy traditional window cleaner again, but definitely use a squeegy