Have you been washing your towels all wrong?

Sarah Carty

While we’re all meticulous about scrubbing our hands of any dirt, did you ever stop to think how often you wash the towels you're drying yourself with?

Most people believe that because we only use our towels sporadically, they don’t need to be put through the washing machine as much as our clothes or bed sheets.

However, we’ve apparently been getting it wrong this whole time because it turns out that our kitchen towels are absolutely filthy.

Have you been cleaning your towels wrong this whole time? Photo: Getty Images
Experts claim you should be washing your kitchen towels every day and your bath towels every three days. Photo: Getty Images

According to a piece on Expert Home Tips, we should actually be washing our tea towels every single day.

Bits of raw food and dirt can easily build up on the towels throughout the day and the website states that they need a good spin in a 60-degree cycle to rid them of it.

Not only are our kitchen towels the unlikely germ-holders in our homes but our bathroom towels are just as bad.

As for towels you use on your hair, experts claim they're a breeding ground for bacteria because they stay damp afterwards. We hope Rita Ora gave her towel a wash at least three days after this. Photo: Getty Images

The website claims that damp towels in the bathroom are known for becoming extreme breeding grounds for bacteria.

When you think about it, you use the towel every day and each time you rub yourself, tiny bits of dead skin fall from your body onto it.

That’s why the website states that you should endeavor to put your bath or shower towels in the wash every three days on a 60-degree wash.

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