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How to Get Rid of Mildew Smell on Towels

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

It’s happened to all of us, you put a load of dirty towels in the washer and forget to move it to the dryer before the whole load becomes a mildewy, stinky mess. After mildew takes a hold of towels, it’s hard to get the smell to go away even after washing them again. So how do you get the mildew smell out of towels? 

Soak the towels in white vinegar. 

Place your smelly towels is very hot water and add one cup of white vinegar.

Let the towels sit in the vinegar mixture for an hour before re-washing them.

Dry the towels immediately after they are done washing on the hottest setting for two dry cycles. 

Soak the towels in baking soda or borax. 

Another method to get rid of the mildew smell on towels is to soak them in hot water with one cup of either borax or baking soda.

Let them sit in the hot water solution for an hour and then re-wash the load of towels in your washing machine.

Dry the load promptly for two dry cycles on the hottest setting.

Add Laundry Shield™ Fabric Softener to your laundry routine.

Protect your towels and other laundry from odors caused by bacteria, mold and mildew on a regular basis.

Laundry Shield™ Fabric Softener is specially formulated for use in every load of laundry.

It’s a fragrance-free fabric softener that leaves your clothes soft and fresh and protects your laundry from the odors caused by bacteria, mold and mildew. 

When added to your laundry, millions of microscopic spikes are bound to the surface of your laundry and physically destroy mold and mildew before they can take hold.

The protection is not only harmless to the human touch, it lasts for up to 90-days.

Simply add a half cap of Laundry Shield™ Fabric Softener to your automatic washing machine with each load. 

Place the product in the receptacle marked for "fabric softener" which will add it to your wash during the rinse cycle. It’s as easy as that! 

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