Enjoy the luxury of ‘fresh, fluffy’ hotel-quality towels at home with this simple hack

Mar 27, 2024
Achieving fresh, fluffy towels is a lot easier than you might think. Source: Getty Images.

There’s something magical about the cozy towels you find in fancy hotel rooms – or those inviting bathrobes just waiting to be worn. But let’s face it, trying to recreate that spa-like towel perfection at home can be a bit of a head-scratcher. Well, fear not, because you don’t have to wait for your next vacation to bask in the luxury of fresh, fluffy towels.

Enter Mama_Mila, a resourceful mum who has spilled the beans on a hack that will elevate your everyday towels to a whole new level of softness. No more dealing with stiff, crusty towels – Mama_Mila’s straightforward trick is here to rescue your linen closet and turn it into a haven of plushness.

In her captivating TikTok video, Mama_Mila shares the secret sauce to achieving towels so soft you’ll think you’ve transported yourself to a high-end spa. It’s the kind of towel experience that feels like a warm hug after a relaxing bath. So, get ready to bid farewell to towel mediocrity and welcome in a world of comfort and luxury, right in the comfort of your own home. Because why shouldn’t every day feel like a pampering retreat?

“Level up your self-care routine with spa-worthy towels at home,” her post read. “This is the secret to getting fresh, fluffy towels at home.”


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According to Mila, the trick starts with setting your washing machine temperature between 40C and 60C. Then, throw your towels in and add liquid detergent along with half a cup of plain white vinegar instead of fabric softener.

“Do the wash as normal, shake the towels and let them air dry … until nearly dry,” she wrote. “Then, tumble dry them for just a few minutes until they are completely dry. This will help with the softness and absorbency.”

Mila explained that the reason vinegar works so well as a substitute for fabric softener is that it “breaks down the residue from detergents, leaving the towels soft and fresh”.

The simple hack has prompted discussion as to what else you can wash with white vinegar instead of fabric softener; with many claiming that it has the same result for everything from sheets and towels to jeans and T-shirts.

“I never use fabric softener on my towels, I notice it ruins the original texture of the towels … but thank you for this tip!” one woman wrote.





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