People are strip washing their ‘clean’ towels in the bath tub – and the results are horrifying

YOU WOULD be forgiven for thinking that bunging grimey towels in the washing machine is the best way to clean them.

But one woman has revealed how her freshly-washed towels were actually still pretty dirty.

In a post on TikTok, a nurse called Lauren took viewers through how she stripped washes her towels to guarantee their cleanliness.

The technique, which gets fabrics fresher than the washing machine, involves soaking laundry in a bath full of hot water, bicarbonate of soda, Borax and detergent.

After filling up her tub, the social media user added the three products.

Finally, she threw in a selection of towels and advised those watching to "stir those suckers up".

After just ten minutes, the water was also super dirty – but Lauren left the towels in, and continued to stir them every couple of hours.

Once seven hours had passed, the water had reached a horrifying brown shade.

She told viewers that it was all "build-up" accumulated on the towels over time.

To finish off, those watching were instructed to re-wash the towels in the washing machine to give them a final spin out.

The clip has been viewed more than six million times, with more than 700,000 users leaving 'likes'.

One person wrote: "I learn more from TikTok than I did basically anywhere else."

Another commented: "I used to do this with cloth nappies. It's the best."

A third shared: "I had never even heard of this!"

And a fourth added: "Hard water mineral build-up and fabric softener are a couple of causes for the colour."

In other cleaning news, we told you how a mum spent £360 on a monster clothes horse to cut tumble drying bills.

We also revealed that there's a secret tool in Mrs Hinch's favourite Shark hoover.

And a mum has revealed how bicarbonate of soda and essential oils can get your mattress clean.

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