Tips: How to Wash your Beach Towels Without Damaging Them?
The arrival of summer brings with it warm and sunny days that should always be lived by the sea.
When we take some well-deserved relaxation by spending our days on the beach, a different laundry awaits us on our return, made up of swimsuits and beach towels.
But with sand, salt, chlorine, and washing can harden and lose their vibrant color. But with natural remedies and home methods, we can make them last over time, without too much effort!
Let's see now how to clean beach towels in the right way!
Don't leave them wet
It may seem obvious and trivial, but in reality, we do it often in a hurry! How many times before returning home do we put wet towels and sheets in the bag?
In addition, once you get home, we put them in the basket of clothes to wash. This is a mistake! First, it is unhygienic. Then there is a greater chance that the beach towels have bad odors that are difficult to remove.
So, with a little care, leave them in the air for a while before washing them. You can take a nice refreshing shower in the meantime.
Even this gesture routine is very important before you wash the towels. By beating them, we ensure that the excess sand falls and does not settle between the fibers of the towels.
This procedure will allow you to eliminate other external bodies as well, avoiding carrying them to you during the course of washing and finding them when you spread them out.
One of the fundamental problems when cleaning beach towels is this: salt, chlorine, and sun tend to stain them but above all to harden them. These factors compromise the beauty and durability of our beach towels.
But we have a nice solution for you! In case you have hard towels, put them to soak in a basin of water with white vinegar (about 1 glass) for a couple of hours.
To be even more delicate, you can also use apple cider vinegar!
Vinegar has many properties: it is anti-limestone, sanitizing, and softening. This soaking phase will facilitate the work that will follow.
As we have seen for the swimwear, also in this case, for the washing you could do it by hand.
Doing so would not compromise the fibers of your beach towels in any way. You can add a few drops of liquid Marseille soap or normal ecological laundry detergent.
But we can safely put our beach towels in the washing machine! Obviously, there are some rules to follow:
Place the towels soaked in vinegar directly into the drum before proceeding with the washing.
Make a washing at low temperatures. The fiber of which the beach towels are made will be kept intact.
Decrease the spin revolutions for the gentlest approach possible.
If necessary, add some fabric softener. We recommend that you always use an ecological one or, alternatively, a citric acid solution.
When washing your laundry, the risk of rough towels and beach towels is always around the corner. We said that this depends on several factors, such as the hardness of the water.
In this regard, you can help us by inserting a measuring cup of salt in the washing machine drawer. This banal trick is actually very effective: the salt makes the water "less hard," favoring greater softness and less limescale release.
With a few cents, you can get great results!
Washing is essential, but the drying phase also has its importance. Once taken out of the washing machine drum, the beach towels must be shaken vigorously. This trick is useful for lifting the fibers, which, drying in the open air, make the towel more swollen and soft. Although beach towels require particular attention, these measures can also be adopted for all other types of towels, which, in the same way, are subject to a gradual loss of softness and color wash after wash.
Obviously, it can happen that you find stains on your beach towels, such as those of tar.
But we have a few little tricks to share with you. You will need only 1 ingredient of your choice.
We are talking about olive oil and butter and using them as a pre-treatment of the stain.
Apply a little butter or oil to the cloth; you will notice that the stain will melt. In this case, we can proceed with washing, preferably with Marseille soap.
This soap has a powerful cleaning action, plus it is delicate and leaves an inimitable scent to our towels!
We remind you that it is very important to follow the instructions provided by the labels of your beach towels in order to prevent them from being damaged.