Preventing Towel Lint

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Towels whether new or washed a few times seem to create a lot of lint. This is a page about preventing towel lint.
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I wash my towels and tea towels together. Sometimes the towels on their own, but they are always full of fluff. My washing machine doesn't seem to have a lint filter. I clean my machine after every 100 washes, but it doesn't make a difference. Does anyone have ideas?
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January 22, 20170 found this helpful
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There are some items which are lint givers, and others which are lint takers. You cannot wash lint givers and takers together. A dryer will do a good job of removing the lint. You might want to dry them at a laundromat to get any fluff out and from now on separate those items. My husband's socks and undershirts are washed with towels because they leave white fuzz on everything

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March 2, 2010

I bought some new kitchen towels and have washed them a couple of times. I am wondering how I can reduce or eliminate the lint I get from these. They are black and white and every time I use them, they leave little black threads on whatever I am wiping down. Any tips are gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

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Janice from IL

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Preventing Towel Lint

They are not necessarily defective. Some types and grades of cotton lint more than others. Keep washing and try the vinegar rinse. Good luck. (05/02/2008)

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April 25, 2008

I have new towels that leave red fuzzy lint. I washed several times and they still leave red lint all over skin. How do I get rid of the lint? Would ironing work?

Toni in Ohio

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Preventing Towel Lint

They are defective and should be returned to the store. (04/19/2005)

By Linda L.

Preventing Towel Lint

You could try using white vinegar as your final rinse, it will reduce lint. (04/23/2005)

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