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How Dirty Is Your Kitchen Towel?

how dirty is your kitchen towel

Kitchens are often a fast-paced environment filled with a flurry of activity at any given time. Between preparing meals, eating food and managing dirty dishes, most kitchens need cleaning after every use.

You know that unclean kitchen counters, stovetops and dishes pose a threat to your health. But what about dirty kitchen towels?

Though they may not be as obvious as a spaghetti-stained counter, kitchen towels can be some of the dirtiest items in your kitchen. Wet fabric in a warm kitchen is the perfect environment for invisible bacterial colonies to grow and multiply. With all this in mind, it's safe to assume your kitchen towel is much dirtier than you imagine.

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Tips and Tricks for Washing Towels and Bath Mats

tips and trick for washing towels

When you use towels and bath mats in your home and business, you end up with quite a lot of laundry. You want your bathroom linens looking clean and new, so proper maintenance is a necessity. Fresh towels and bath mats will add luxury and comfort to a guest's experience at your gym, spa, resort or hotel, but you need to know the best way to wash your bathroom linens.

With our tips and tricks for washing towels and bath mats, you can give yourself and your guests clean and luxurious linens. Read on to learn how to clean moldy bath mats, how often you should wash these linens and other helpful washing tips for towels and bath mats.

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Colorful Towel Vibrancy

Colorful towels are an excellent business investment and can improve aesthetics when they match with your business' interior decoration. Plus, you can always switch things up and get new colored towels for a quick and easy redecorating. Having colored towels in your business provides an extra touch and makes your overall design scheme flow better. But just like all bright and bold, colorful things over time, your colored towels will slowly fade, so you need to know how to keep them in the best possible shape.

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The Difference Between a Hand Towel and a Fingertip Towel

difference between fingertip towel and hand towel

With so many different types and sizes of towels, from bath towels and bath sheets to hand towels, guest towels and fingertip towels, it can be confusing to know what to use when, or what type you should buy. Of all the types of towels, hand towels and fingertip towels can be especially confusing because they are similar in size and function. But each of these towel types serves specific purposes, and whether at home or at a business, it's beneficial to have plenty of each.

In this guide, we'll answer the question, "What is the difference between a hand towel and a fingertip towel?" We'll also cover the many uses for each type, and why you should have plenty of both hand and fingertip towels on hand in your home or business.

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How Do You Refresh Towels?

Sometimes, no matter how many times you clean your towels or how much detergent you use, there's still an "off" smell. Over time, fabric softener and laundry detergent can build up on towels and form a film over their fibers. Towels become less absorbent with this film. If water cannot seep into your towel when you're drying off, that means it's not soaking into the fibers to clean them, either. Thus, your towel's lack of absorbancy can then lock that mildew smell into the material.

Don't worry — it happens to the best of us. Fortunately, there are some surefire ways to combat this issue.

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How Often to Clean Your Bath Mats

How often to Clean Your Bath Mats

Bath mats are an essential item for any bathroom, but it's likely you don't often give their care much thought. They give you something soft and fluffy to step on when exiting the bath or shower, instead of a cold, slippery floor.

Bath mats also provide some grip to your wet feet, and they absorb the dripping water that would otherwise collect on the floor. A clean and dry bath mat is a simple pleasure after a bath or shower, so how should you best care for these essential towels, and how often should you clean them?

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Chamois vs. Microfiber Towel - Which One Is Better?

When it comes to drying your car, truck or vehicle, you have a couple of options. You can use blowers, chamois (shammies) or microfiber towels. For all you car-lovers out there, you've probably heard of the chamois vs. microfiber debate. It's a hot topic for those who want to take care of their vehicles in the best way possible while saving money and resources. Let's look at the pros and cons of each type of towel and tips for choosing the right one for your vehicle.

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Face Towels vs. Hand Towels

Towels are a necessity in daily life if not a luxury, and they're probably something most people don't give much thought to. You may already have towels in several different shapes and sizes in your home, and you likely come across them while you're in businesses like hotels, gyms, spas, salons, restaurants and bars.

In this guide, we'll focus on two of the smallest but most common — and easily confused — types of towels: face towels and hand towels. Both of these essential small-sized towels should be stocked in healthy quantities in both homes and businesses.

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What to Do With Hand Towels

You might not think about the topic of hand towels every day. However, if you own a commercial property, you should probably start thinking about how a supply of hand towels can benefit you and your patrons. Even if you are simply trying to improve the linen closet situation at your house, you can make a huge step forward by purchasing wholesale hand towels.

Below, we look at what makes hand towels important and how to maximize their use for your advantage.

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Can a Towel Be Too Thick?

Can there be anything better than a soft towel — fluffy, absorbent and thick? As it turns out, maybe. We all know that fluffy towels represent the very height of luxury, and for most of us, a thick towel will always be preferable to a thin one. However, heavy towels are like any other wonderful and luxurious thing. It’s always possible to have too much of that good thing, at which point it can become a negative experience instead of a positive one.

On the surface, this might sound ridiculous. After all, how could a fluffy towel ever be anything but wonderful and delightful? Today, we want to explain how this works. We’ll talk about what makes a towel thick or thin, as well as the benefits and disadvantages that come with each of these types of towels. Most importantly, we’ll cover what happens when a towel takes fluffy comfort just a few steps too far and becomes a hindrance rather than a help.

First, let’s look at some basic concepts of the towel world.

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