Of course I know how magnets work (ok, I kind of know how magnets work), but somehow they still seem a little bit like magic: these wonderful surfaces that things mysteriously stick to, seemingly in defiance of the law of gravity
Recharge towels by washing them once with hot water and 1 cup vinegar, then a second time with hot water and cup baking soda. This strips the build up of detergent and fabric softener residue and leaves them fresh and able to absorb more water again.
How to clean a dishwasher. To do about every 6 months. Great to do when moving into a new home.*Note: run dishwasher through a cycle with plain water first to avoid reaction between vinegar and leftover chemicals.