Mondays are traditional laundry days and I have a pile of laundry to tackle. We have been gone for 10 days while we drove to Toronto, Canada to a fabulous wedding then camped our way home along the shores of the Great Lakes. Now it is Monday and I am faced with putting away the camping gear and washing everything. Ugh.
The weather is clear, dry and perfect for hanging the laundry on the line outside. I have all but given up drying my clothes in the dryer. I hang almost everything either outside when the skies are blue or inside my garage or in my basement.
Here is a laundry tip for keeping towels fresh and clean:
When my towels become sour smelling within a few days of being laundered here is what I do;
Mix 1 cup of ammonia with 1 gallon of hot water and soak the stinky towel overnight. Wash as usual. The mildew spores should be killed.
Dry the towels in the sun for a wonderful fresh smell.
Touch up dry towels for 5 minutes in the dryer to soften them.
Never use softener sheets on towels. They will lose their absorbency.
Damp towels left on the floor will mildew!
Happy Laundry Monday! -peg