Lint is caused when towel or clothing fibers become loose and break off. Minimizing damage to your towels can lessen the formation of lint and also extend the life of your towels. How you wash your towels, what type of detergent you use and your drying methods are all key factors in the production of lint. It is important to know the right combination of ingredients and which processes are best for laundering your towels in order to keep your towels soft, fluffy and lint free.
Wash your towels in hot water with a high-quality detergent. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the wash load. Always wash your towels separately from other laundry.
Dry your towels by hanging them up to dry. Hanging them on an outdoor clothesline is best. If you do not have a clothesline, or the outside weather is wet, you can use a machine dryer.
Clean the lint trap of your dryer. Place towels in your dryer and add dryer sheets. Dryer sheets will decrease the formation of static cling and loosen the attachment of the lint from your towels. Add a 2-foot by 3-foot piece of nylon netting, which can be purchased at a local fabric store. The netting will rub against your towels while the dryer is moving and cause lint to fall off.
Dry your towels on high heat for 30 minutes. Remove lint-free towels from dryer.