Give your towels a li'l refresh
Every few months or so I realize my towels aren't very fresh. They smell great right out of the dryer, but after the first use they immediately smell mildewy. If you find yourself in this situation, I've got a trick for you! It's like a towel deep clean, but it's really, really easy.
Here's what you do:
+Put your towels in the washing machine with one cup of vinegar and run the load
+Dry towel as normal
Boom. Really fresh towels.
If you've got something particularly gross, run the washing machine twice, once with one cup of vinegar, and again with one cup of baking soda. Then dry as usual. I accidentally left a blanket in my backyard overnight a few weeks ago and this method worked perfectly.
As a note, you can't run the vinegar and baking soda washes at the same time because they'll have a chemical reaction and not have any cleaning power left to clean your towels. Chemistry and such.
Try it! Let me know what you think.