When your bath towels (or bath sheets) don’t look as plush anymore and stop drying like they used to, TikToker Renee Alyse Bell, with her page mommyhasntshowered, shows how to revitalize them in the washer.

First, add a few towels, then baking soda and vinegar, then a few more towels, and then more baking soda and vinegar, and so on. After you’ve completed the layering, turn on the rinse and spin cycle with hot water, but stop the wash before the water is gone. Let the wash sit for four hours, then wash as normal. Be careful not to use detergent or fabric softener, which will derail your progress; the vinegar will do the cleaning and softening on its own.