Should underwear and towels be washed in the same load?
For years, my mother had me washing all towels separate from underwear. So all the time I've been doing laundry on my own, I've been following this 'rule'. Today, my husband and I did the laundry together (for the first time) and he was placing the towels with the underwear. I yelled at him and he started cracking up. Saying that these things should be washed together. So who is right here? Can all whites be washed together? TIA for any serious answers.
- ennLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
I think your mother's reasoning was along the lines of "dirty butt, clean towel". MY mother washed all together towels and undies as it saved water here in California, and soap is clean and soap cleans everything. We also lived near the beach and soap removed beach sand from towels as well as bathing suits, so sand in the wash washed out with the soap as well as dirty undies to make everything clean. Oh, thank goodness for the invention of an automatic washing machine and dryer, and sewer pipes to wash it all away!
- Anonymous2 months ago
We are all serious. Yes they can be washed together(except with Bright red towels that have never been washed. You will find out why. (Nothing is ruined but it is a color you did not expect for white.)
White is white is white. It makes no DIFFERENCE. It all comes out in the wash.
- pucman1961Lv 72 months ago
Yes all whites can be washed together.
Your mom sounds like she suffers from germ phobia
- dripLv 72 months ago
I wash towels separately. I always have a full load, so it is not wasting time or money. We buy good towels and I find washing them separately keeps them lint free and looking better.
Washing delicate underwear in with towels can stretch them out.
By the time I gather up all my husbands and sons shorts and undershirts I have a full load.
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- something fishyLv 72 months ago
They can be washed together but, I never do that.
I wash only towels together because I use a different detergent on my clothes.
Towels get Tide and my clothes always washed in woolite so they don't fade.
- audreyLv 72 months ago
They can all be washed together. Don't make yourself a lot of extra work.
- oil field trashLv 72 months ago
My wife always washed towels and underwear at the same time. Her only rule was to take her underwear out and dry is on a hanger to protect the elastic.
- TavyLv 72 months ago
Once they get wet what's the difference? That is really OTT.
- CLv 72 months ago
That's your mom's personal rule. They're both hot wash items exposed to the same parts of the body, it makes sense to run them together if that makes up a full load. What terrible thing do you suppose will happen if you wash them together?
- BarryLv 42 months ago
Hubby is correct. Your mother had some sort of hangup.