Mildew occurs when dishcloth is left damp and folded or bunched up in a corner of the sink, without being stretched out to dry. After washing it, you notice that the mold does not come off, so you must carry out some care and use more powerful cleaning solutions to remove the stain and prevent it from happening again. Follow these tips to learn how to remove mold from your dishcloth.
1. Boil in the baking soda
In a pot, mix a liter of water with a teaspoon of baking soda and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, put the moldy cloths inside. Turn off the heat and let the rags soak for up to 40 minutes or until you notice the stains have come out of the fabric. Once the water has cooled, rinse the towels and wash them in the washing machine as you normally would, if necessary.
2. Soak in baking soda with vinegar
Another option to remove mildew stains from kitchen towels is to make a mixture with a liter of water, a teaspoon of baking soda and a cup of spirit vinegar. No need to boil, just let the rags soak for 20-40 minutes. In the end, see if the stains have disappeared and wash the dishcloths as you normally do.
3. Wash with coconut soap
After soaking your rags in one of the recipes above, place them in another container of clean water and rub them with coconut soap, which helps whiten them. Let them soak in the soapy water, in the sun, for about 20 minutes. There is no need to wash them in the washing machine after that, as they will be clean. You can rub the dishcloths with soap in the basin, before or after soaking them. If you are going to scrub later, rinse them first so that they act in the water.
4. Prevention: keep rags hanging and dry
To prevent mold from appearing, never leave folded rags or damp piles in your kitchen. They should always be stretched out, preferably hanging, so that they can air out and dry quickly.