The Scoop on Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets
There was a stark difference in bath towels between my grandparent’s house and my parent’s house. When I was growing up, I hated bathing at my grandparent’s house because their towels were stiff as a board. My grandmother washed her towels in a wringer washer, using homemade lye soap and no fabric softener, and hung them to dry; the difference in hardness depended on the season. Spring, summer, and fall, they were hung outside and that meant medium stiffness. In the winter, they were hung in the basement to dry. Years ago, I shared with you how the towels at my parent’s house always felt slimy. The reason? Too much fabric softener. Talk about from one extreme to another.