It might go against your bathroom’s color scheme, but white towels have a bit of a superpower, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on it. If you’re constantly wondering how to get the smell out of towels, your towels probably aren’t clean enough—and they’re probably not drying enough between uses. Figuring out how to wash towels properly is a great place to start, as is knowing how to pick good towels, but there’s still a chance those towels will still get mildewed and smelly, despite your best efforts. Proper towel maintenance is important—as is storing clean towels in the right spot—but there’s another trick that can keep your bath towels looking and smelling fresh for a long time. This rule for towel maintenance comes from Erin Napier, who (with her husband, Ben) stars in HGTV’s Home Town, and she swears by it: white bath towels. “Ben’s mom taught me this trick,” Erin says. “She lives with all these big burly men who play sports and work on cars and come in greasy and filthy and her towels smell fresh.” In the South, where Erin and her mother-in-law both live, the increased humidity makes towels even likelier to mildew and start to smell, so it’s an especially impressi...