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How to Stop Ruining Bathroom Towels

I just had a huge revelation (in the shower, where most of my big breakthroughs shake loose). When I was doing laundry the other day I found a bleached spot on my fave bathroom towel. This came as a huge surprise since we don’t even have bleach in the house.
 
I thought about it and realized that whitening toothpastes utilize hydrogen peroxide to keep those pearly whites in tip top shape. Hydrogen peroxide (aka a glob of toothpaste spittle) left to just hang out on your towel will slowly create a bleached spot. (This might be a fun experiment for removing a small stain from a white cloth!)
 
So, for those of you who use a whitening toothpaste, when you are drying your mouth after brushing your teeth, give your face a complimentary splash with water before toweling off. You’ll save your towel from a case of the bleachy measles.
 
Read more from The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking here.
 
Photo Credit: The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking

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