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Slimy Washcloths?

Does anyone have advice for getting rid of that soapy, slimy build-up on a toweling face/wash cloth. I've tried boiling them in diluted ammonia, but it seems to make it worse. I can't keep buying new face cloths for the family.

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Carolyn - South Africa.

Carolyn from South Africa

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December 6, 20060 found this helpful
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Add a cup of vinegar to the rinse cycle.
Also make note that when washing towels and wash clothes you do not need to use as much detergent as you do for clothing because it holds onto the soap causing build up.

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December 7, 20061 found this helpful
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Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure towels, face clothes, dish clothes etc should be hung to dry completely when finished using. This helps to eliminate the slimey problem before it starts. I've done this for years and have never had the problem at all. Another thing is to not use too much soap. You only need half of what is recommened on the box. Hope this helps.

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By imaqt1962 (Guest Post)
December 5, 20061 found this helpful

Vinegar will take out the residue when used in the rinse cycle and will leave your clothing smelling fresh. Maybe you could try this.

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By SHARON (Guest Post)
December 6, 20061 found this helpful

I would try adding 1 cup of white vinegar in with the washing. I find this works for me.

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December 7, 20061 found this helpful

Thank you all for the info. Undoubtedly the answer is vinegar!!!

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June 9, 20180 found this helpful

I have found that detergents advertising keeps laundry fresh for whatever days or weeks caused my towels and face cloths have a coating on them. Like oily or soap build up. Also the little pellets added for lasting freshness have also done it

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Anonymous
November 14, 20180 found this helpful

I will try the vinegar tonight thanx

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