Monday, May 14, 2012

DIY:: Bright, White Towels and Sheets

When it comes to interiors and household items, I'm 'white obsessed'. There's nothing more classic. White dishes always showcase a beautiful meal, white sheets feel luxurious (and give me the best night's sleep), and white towels are a spa-like treat at home.

Many people fear white because they think it's impossible to keep clean. When in fact, white linens are quite easy to wash, brighten and transform into 'just like new'.

To best wash your white linens, follow these simple tricks of the trade:

  • Always launder sheets and towels first, before using them. 
  • For towels, never use fabric softeners, as they will decrease the towel's ability to absorb water (to be honest, I never use fabric softeners).
  • Use a mild detergent. Harsh formulas can thin the fabrics of the linens. I use Mrs. Meyers Clean Day. It smells wonderful.
  • I love bleach. While nearly all my other cleaning supplies are eci-friendly, nothing brightens towels and sheets better than Clorox. Wash white towels and white sheets in hot water with 3/4 cup of bleach per regular load.
  • Dry on medium-high heat.
  • Fold towels and sheets right away.


  1. It's surprisingly hard to find informative advice on this, and as a guy, I have basically zero experience with washing white linens - so thanks for the advice. (Yeah, they do give a classic look, don't they). Off to the washing machine with my white blanket.

    1. I'm glad you found the tips helpful! Always be sure to read the care instructions, prior to washing... Good luck.

  2. Why are large and good fabric bath towels a good idea as an accessory in the bathroom? Not only do they provide good coverage for you when you step out of the shower or bath, but they also provide you with other benefits.

  3. very nice and cute collection of white towels. i really appreciate your post. people also like towelling bathrobe in UK. thanks for sharing this beautiful post