Many times we worry about in excess of certain aspects of the home, as well as the distribution of our furniture, what color are the trend for painting walls, how are we going to distribute the kitchen… And neglecting other essential elements, such as home textiles. Recently we talked about the importance of knowing how to choose the right bedding and stop prioritizing the aesthetics and the design of the comfort we can provide, since it is woven to be in contact with our skin, with which the factor of well-being happens to be imperative.
As it happens, three-quarters of the same thing with our towels. How many games do you have? How many of them no longer remember the time spent there it hung, or in the closet, picking up dust? How many of them have gone on to have a tato more similar to that of sandpaper? The towels are textiles that we tend to accompany you for years and you are in contact with our skin, so when choosing them, we should remember that we are investing not only in their design but also in its durability, its absorption capacitydry,… And many other key factors for our comfort and well-being. A good towel for the bathroom is the one, therefore, which brings together several of the factors that we have mentioned, and whose raw material is also of quality.
Tips to care for your towels
But it is not enough just to know how to choose it well the towels, but your care is just as important to maintain a flawless and as the first day for a long time. To to keep the towels in good conditionthese tips can help:
1. How often do you wash them?
The first wash use cold water and separately, as they could release fluff or something color. After, wash an average of once per week.
In order for the tissue to maintain its original properties, avoid the use of fabric softeners and soaps that contain bleaching agents or may threaten the fibers. Instead, use a mild detergent and do not add too much, as the excess of soap makes the towels lose their quality absorbent.
2. How do I dry them?
For the fabric to become fluffy, it is important that you shake the towels before tenderlas. If you use a dryer, it is recommended that you dry it at a low temperature, as the heat may cause damage to the tissue. Either let too much time in the dryer, as drying and excessive it could break the fibers.
Between a shower and the other, we recommend that stores the towel on a barso that it is flat. So airearán best and it will dry much faster than if you hang from a hook.
Consejito grandma: if you want your towels to keep its softness, add a cup of white vinegar when you do wash them.
3. How do you keep them?
So that your towels are kept in the best conditions, it is worth bending the pins and save them correctly, inside a closet or somewhere where you do not catch dust easily. You can store folded or rolled, depending on the space you have. The trick of the rolled towels it is especially useful when you do not have much space, because it allows us to store more units and take them out easily without messing up the rest of the towels.
It is also important to keep them in a dry space and cool, so that, though all of us feel more comfortable, it is best to avoid storing in the bathroom. In this way you’ll avoid the excess moisture.
Select photos well
First of all, you have to keep in mind that the most important factor when buying your new towels is to the material with which they are made. If we opted for fabrics i natural fibers, not only to avoid possible allergies and skin reactions unwanted, but we also will last longer. In the same way, you also need to take into account that the thickness of the towel will determine its absorption capacity. In terms of the decorative element, don’t worry! There are so many models, shapes and colors, that it is not necessary to waive him for prioritizing quantity.
How many towels should you have?
With that you have two sets of towels for each member of the familyyou have scraps. So, if the home you are 4, for example, we recommend that you have 8 large towels, 8 hands and 8 of a bidet. In addition, it is also a good idea to save a couple of large towels and two other medium-sized more for if you come to visit or you have some unforeseen.
Another consejito that you can help is to buy your games of towels of similar colors, so it will be much easier to combine them and not have to throw it to wash all the game of towels together.
Types of curl
In the manufacture of towels, the types of curl you use most are: curl conventional (the more simple and cost-effective), the curl american (a type of curl torsionado that gives more volume), and the curl low torque (which provides a softer, and a fiber to be more stretched).
The weight of the towels
According to experts, a towel of quality should have a weight of more than 400 grams and less than 500 per square meter. In the case of bathrobes, this figure may be somewhat lower, as they are placed on the body and, therefore, we look for a sense of lightness. Although it is possible that up until now would not have paid a lot of attention, the weight of the towel ensures proper drying.
Level of hidrofilidad
The ability to have our towels to absorb moisture and to reach a level of optimum drying is what is known as ‘hidrofilidad’. To maintain a high capacity of absorption, it is important to avoid the use of fabric softeners, as, being a type of paraffin wax, these waterproof the fleece and, with time, that our towels dry out worse.
Prioritizes quality to the aesthetic
Once we have ensured that our towels to meet all the necessary quality requirements, then we can deal with the aesthetic factorthat, of course, it is also important! We can choose for towels smooth, linen (which now carried a lot and is very breathable and resistant), type velur or velvety touch, custom (the typical bearing the initials embroidered), with edges or textures… In terms of aesthetics, the possibilities are truly endless.
Succeeds with the material
As you said, whatever you do, always (ALWAYS) you choose natural materials and of first quality. This will ensure that your towels dry better and last much longer. If you opt for the cotton, some of the most commonly used in the manufacture of towels are the egyptian cotton, considered to be the highest quality in the world, and the Turkish cottonhighly valued for its softness.
Before you buy, you tócalas!
Although as you learned the theory down pat, at the time of purchase towels is also very important that you have between your hands and feel your touch before you decide. In the end, is a material made to get in contact with our skin, so we have the last word when deciding if its softness and texture to convince us.