Well, not quite, but a recent tidy of the airing cupboard revealed that my white towels were anything but. Look at this…
Now I know that the one on the top was never white to start with, but there are some sad looking ones in the heap, and quite a lot of variation in colour. I washed them on a hot wash, with a sachet of Dr Beckmann Glowhite [I had a voucher for it]
Some of these towels had mysterious stains on them, and at least one is over 25 years old. They are a mixture of hand and bath towels – but unlike bedlinen**, which is fairly predictable [single, double, king size] these vary enormously in their dimensions. I dried them naturally [no tumbling or conditioners] and here they are
They do seem to be more uniform in colour, and less grey than they were.
** I have noticed that pillowcases which were my Mum’s [ie 40+ years old] are quite a bit smaller than my newer ones. My M&S pillows don’t fit them.
Here’s a side-by-side picture.
Thank you Bob, who looked at the heap of towels and said “You could do a blogpost about that and call it 50 Shades Of Grey” – it will be interesting to see if such a title means it gets lots more views than usual.