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Choose DARK kitchen linens - easy kitchen hack to reduce water use and harmful detergents

Kitchens are super fun … and messy. Like sometimes really messy! When reading most laundry stain spray labels, the most common items listed originate in the kitchen (tomato sauce, red wine, mustard, …). So why, I ask, do we typically use WHITE linens in our kitchens? I get that you can’t hide stains on a white towel but stains and germs are completely different things. Stains are visible, germs are typically not. You can control how often your own kitchen towels are washed and so there’s no need to seek out white linens to “prove” they’re clean. A little research on the science of fabric cleaning shows that as long as you wash linens in warm water with regular laundry detergent and dry it

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