I’ve been in one too many bathrooms that have an unpleasant clammy smell. Please, don’t be the dude with dank towels!
Here are some tips to ensure your towels are always fresh and fluffy especially when you have guests over.
First thing’s first, please, for the love of God, wash your towels after every third or fourth use. If you’re using a damp towel to dry off after your shower, there’s a chance it might lead to jock itch or athlete’s foot. Why? If you live in Singapore, you know that it is humid AF here and coupled with the moisture in your bathroom, this makes it incredibly easy for bacteria and fungus to grow on your damp towels. So, make sure your towel is completely dry from the previous use before you dry off in the shower. And wash them after 3 to 4 uses.
Drape your used towels over a bar instead of hanging them on hooks as this will trap moisture between the folds.
We all love the smell of fresh laundry, but avoid fabric softeners when you’re laundering towels. While softeners may work on regular apparel, they actually coat the fibres on your towels and make them less soft after some time. Don't forget to read while we're on this topic.