Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas
from Lifehacker

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda to Recharge Your Towels

Great for all the pool towels this summer! Over time, towels build up detergent and fabric softener, leaving them unable to absorb as much water and smelling funky. Recharge them by washing them once with hot water and one cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and half cup baking soda. This strips the residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again. Works like a charm!

We took an old t-shirt that was stained and yellowed under the armpits. From left to right we used coffee, chocolate, wine, baby oil and grass. We let the stains sit overnight. Then we set to work removing the stains. The Recipe: * 1 part Dawn * 1 part baking soda * 2 parts hydrogen peroxide