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How you store towels in a drawer is important as it can affect the lifespan of the towels. If not stored properly, towels can become musty and sandpaper-like.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when storing towels in a drawer is to make sure that they are completely dry before folding or rolling them. Moisture can cause mildew and bacteria to grow, which can shorten the lifespan of your towels.
Here is the proper way to store towels in a drawer:
Step 1: First, make sure your towels are clean. This step is important as it will prevent any mildew or bacteria from building up on the towels.
Step 2: Decide whether you want to fold and stack them on top of each other or roll and store them. Personally, I prefer rolling them as it gives me a good overview of what towels I have in the drawer and also keeps them organized.
Step 3: How to fold towels
To fold towels so they fit neatly in a drawer, start by folding the towel in half lengthwise. Then, fold the towel in half again, and then in half once more.
Finally, fold the ends of the towel towards the center to create a neat rectangle. Voila! A folded towel.
Repeat for all the towels you want to store.
Stack the folded towels on top of each other. If you have different colored towels, you can also make different stacks.
Step 4: How to Roll Towels
If you prefer to roll your towels like us, start by folding the towel in half lengthwise. If the width of the folded towel is more than the width of your drawer, fold it once again.
Then, fold the ends of the towel towards the center and roll the towel up from one end to the other. Try to roll as tightly as possible to make the towel look neat and also store more in the drawer.
Voila! A rolled-up towel.
No matter how you choose to store your towels – rolled or folded, be sure to wash them regularly to keep them clean and bacteria-free. Aim to wash bath towels every three to four uses, and hand towels every one to two uses.
Happy towel storing!