Update your bathroom and stay fresh and clean with the new Premium Hand Towels and Premium Bath Mats from Marso Living. Woven from premium cotton, our towels are designed with softness, absorbency and durability in mind. To help you get the most out of the properties and benefits of these products, we've put together a guide to caring for towels - from washing to hanging - to help you get the most out of your bathroom.
What to avoid
To maintain the premium quality and performance of your towels, avoid using fabric softeners and bleach as these attack the natural fibres. Also, keep your towels away from household cleaners and personal care products that contain benzoyl peroxide or alpha hydroxy acids, as these can cause discoloration.
Do not wash your towels with objects that could pull or tear the fabric. This includes garments with zippers, hooks or Velcro. For best results, use the wash load for towels only. Pro tip: If a loop gets caught on your towel, resist the urge to tug. Simply cut the loop with scissors.
When washing, use cold water and only a small amount of detergent, as soap scum will affect drying performance. Avoid pilling - which occurs when long fibers rub against short fibers - by using your wash load only for your bathroom items and washing different colored towels separately.
Before drying, fluff your towels to loosen up the weave. Tumble dry towels on a low setting (high heat damages the fabric) and remove them immediately as over drying will break the fibres. If you prefer the fresh scent of air-dried laundry, try these steps to avoid a stiff feeling: After shaking out, hang a short end over the clothesline and hang it up. Remove the towel from the clothesline when it's only slightly damp and put it in the dryer for a final fluff. Always make sure your towels are completely dry before folding and storing them.
For wrinkle-free towels, we recommend the following folding method: First, lay the towel flat on a surface and smooth out any wrinkles. Then, starting with the long side of the towel, fold it lengthwise into three. Grab the short side and fold the towel in half. Repeat this step. You should end up with a neat square that will hang nicely over a pole - and show off its dobby pattern - or look just as neatly stacked on a shelf.
If you prefer rolled towels to be stored on a shelf or in a basket, we recommend the following method: Fold the towel in half so it forms a square. Then fold one of the corners into the center of the square. Repeat this step with the opposite corner. Turn the towel so the two folded corners are facing down. Finally, roll up the towel tightly from end to end.
When organizing your linen closet, less is more. Cluttered shelves can cause wrinkles, unpleasant odors or even mold. To keep this room smelling fresh, we like to tuck a sachet of lavender into the folds of our towels. Another pro tip: avoid overusing a towel set by stacking freshly laundered towels at the bottom of the linen closet. So everything in the closet is used regularly.
Hang your towel to dry between uses. Never stack damp towels on the floor or in a laundry basket as this can lead to mold growth. Instead, drape the towel over a towel rail so it hangs flat and air dries fastest. When a towel is hung on a hook, moisture collects between the folds. Trapped moisture = mold and bacteria. We're guessing you don't want that in your bathroom.
Your towels are workhorses; with daily use and frequent washing, it is inevitable that they will eventually look tired. Plan accordingly: Change your bath towels about every 2 years. We recommend donating your old towels to your local animal shelter or reusing them as cleaning rags. Good for you, good for the environment.