‘Works wonders’: Mrs Hinch fans share how to make bath towels fluffy without tumble dryer

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Mrs Hinch, real name Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame on Instagram after she started to share cleaning tips and tricks online as well as recommending products. Now, the cleaning guru’s fans regularly share their own advice online, including how to dry bath towels without using a tumble dryer.

Posting on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked if there was a way she could make her towels fluffy again.

Kirsty Mcdonnell wrote: “I don’t have access to a tumble dryer at the moment, how do I get towels to dry soft and fluffy?

“I only have use of hanging out on the line or radiators.”

When first using towels, they can be fluffy and absorbent, but can quickly lose this if used everyday.

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Taking to the comments, group members shared their top tips.

Daniela Delfino commented: “I prefer towels when they are rougher in texture as it dries better, but if you would like them fluffy without having a tumble dryer, you can iron them with iron water after they have dried.”

Theresa Johnjnr said: “Dry them and then iron them. I would still use fabric softener as they are very hard without it.

“You could also use white vinegar instead of fabric softener.”

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The acetic acid in the vinegar helps to break down excess detergent and build-up in the towel fibres.

This tends to reduce the absorbency of towels initially and will help them stay nice and fluffy.

Alicia Davis wrote: “I add a capful of white vinegar to my wash, I don’t have a dryer either and my towels are super fluffy. It’s so cheap and versatile to use on everything, can even help to clean the washing machine itself.”

Lorna Taylor commented: “I still use fabric softener but add some white vinegar into the drum itself, it works wonders. Also make sure they are on a hot wash but not too hot as this can make them go dry. 

“I would dry them on the radiator and then run an iron over them when they are all dry.”

White vinegar can be used to clean multiple different areas of the home, including to clean surfaces.

It can be used on glass, stainless steel as well as to help remove stains from laundry.

Other group members suggested drying them outside or on a drying rack.

Beth Harper said: “Wash them with not much detergent, and no conditioner.

“When they’re done, give them a really good shake and dry on an airer. Shake them a few times whilst they are drying. We don’t have a tumble dryer either and this works perfectly on my towels, they’ll go crisp on a radiator.”

Precious Lahboub said: “I use laundry cleanser instead of fabric softener.”

Detergents and fabric softener can build up within the fabric of towels, which means they can lose their softness over time.

Some Mrs Hinch fans recommended hanging them over doors inside the house as other methods will not keep them soft and fluffy.

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