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How to Wash a Microfiber Towel

See our guide on how to effectively wash your microfiber towels!

By Dan Steiner, Jan 23, 2023

Microfiber towels have become popular for their ability to absorb and retain water. In addition, they dry quickly and are lightweight, making them perfect for use in the home or taking on trips. Here's how to effectively wash microfiber towels to keep them clean and looking new:

Step 1: Check the Care Label

Before washing your microfiber towels, make sure to check the care label for instructions – some items may be machine-washable while others require hand-washing. If there is no care label, it’s best to err on the side of caution and hand-wash any delicate items that may be made of microfibers.

Step 2: Separate Your Towels

When laundering microfiber towels, separate according to color since dye from dark fabrics can bleed onto lighter ones during washing. Also avoid mixing with other fabric types such as cotton or wool which could create pilling (pilling occurs when fibers from one fabric type stick onto another during laundry).

Step 3: Use a Mild Detergent

Use a mild detergent specifically designed for microfiber fabrics in order to prevent damage or fading of colors. Avoid using bleach or strong chemicals as these can strip away natural oils from the fiber and make it less absorbent over time. Mix your detergent with lukewarm water before adding in the microfiber items; never use hot water which can cause shrinkage as well as discolor whites (if bleaching whites, use light warm temperatures instead).

Step 4: Wash Gently

Gently swish all items around in the soapy mix using a gentle circular motion with your hands. Do not agitate or rub harshly against any fabrics as this could cause tearing or fraying at seams. Rinse thoroughly until all soapy residue has been removed before squeezing out excess water gently without wringing (never twist or pull apart!).

Step 5: Dry Properly

After rinsing your microfibers, lay flat on a flat surface outdoors or indoors on a drying rack where possible. Alternatively you can also hang them up outside with clothespins if space is an issue; just ensure that they are not exposed to direct sunlight as this can cause discoloration over time! Make sure all items are completely dry before folding and storing away; dampness attracts dirt easily so try not to leave dampened cloths lying around for too long!

In conclusion, proper care is essential when washing microfiber towels for optimal results. By following the above steps such as sorting correctly, using an appropriate detergent and drying properly at medium temperatures, you can maintain your towels well without damaging their fabric or color vibrancy even after multiple washes!