How to Get Towels White Like in Hotels

Hotel towels always appear bright white even if they have visibly frayed with age. So how do hotel housekeepers do it? Industrial strength bleach probably plays a large role in many cases. Several other, safer options to keep towels white and looking new for a long time are available. These tricks of the trade will brighten white towels brilliantly without being as harmful to the environment or as irritating to the skin as bleach.

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Washing with Dishwashing Soap

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Step 1

Fill washer with hot water.

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Step 2

Add dishwashing detergent to the water.

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Step 3

Add towels to the washer.

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Step 4

Allow to soak overnight.

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Step 5

Wash in the regular cycle.

Boiling with Enzyme Cleaner

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Step 6

Add a gallon of water to a large pot.

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Step 7

Boil the water on a stove.

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Step 8

Mix in detergent and enzyme cleaner to the water.

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Step 9

Add towels to the pot.

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Step 10

Boil for 20 minutes.