Baking soda and white vinegar together are brilliant, according to the CEO of Laundryheap, Deyan Dimitrov.

The expert explained: “Both common household ingredients can be used separately as ways to transform rough towels into soft ones.

“Simply add 250ml of white vinegar to the washing machine drum alongside the liquid detergent you normally use and dry as normal.

“You can also use bicarbonate of soda to make your towels soft and fluffy. Mix eight tablespoons of bicarbonate of soda with your laundry detergent before putting it in the washing machine.

“This will help loosen up the towel fibres and get rid of any dirt, keeping your towels as good as new.”

Many people often get worried about using white vinegar in their laundry because of the strong scent but this completely disappears when washing them.

White vinegar can be purchased for as little as 29p from supermarkets like Tesco, while baking soda can be purchased for as little as 80p, but a lot of people will already have this baking necessity in their homes.

It is also important to keep clothes and towels separate when doing laundry, according to one expert.

Jessica Hanley, founder of Piglet in Bed, said: “Washing towels with clothes can transfer a lot of bacteria between each item in the washing cycle.

“Putting towels in their load allows towels to dry easier, as damp towels typically dry slower than clothes.

“Make sure you shake any excess water from your towels before placing them in the dryer, as this will help fluff the material and keep them absorbent.

“Avoid leaving wet towels to sit in the washer for a long period, as this can result in an unpleasant musty smell.”

Drying towels on a high heat can damage the cotton fibres so Jessica recommended drying them on a low heat.

When it comes to storing towels, the expert recommended folding them to ensure they stay in good shape.

The expert explained: “Begin by holding the short end of the towel at chest height and then fold each edge across to meet the opposite side fold to achieve neatly overlapping thirds.

“Fold up the bottom third of the towel, then fold the top third down, and store with the outer folded edge of the towel facing out to make it easy to grab your towels off the shelf – and to keep your closet looking great.”