After a shower or bath, there’s nothing as refreshing as a big, clean terrycloth dry-off. Make sure you’re getting the best your towels can offer: fabric softener and dryer sheets prevent towel fibers from soaking up water; incompletely rinsed detergent can harden the fibers. If towels aren’t smelling sour, add a cup of baking soda to the laundry rinse, adding white vinegar freshens mildewy staleness. Nothing smells better than a towel that’s dried on a clothesline in the summer sun. We even love the extra exfoliating texture line-drying adds.