When you are doing laundry, be sure to pay special attention to your kitchen towels. Since they are used for myriad tasks around the kitchen -- from cleaning spills to drying dishes -- they also tend to be moist most of the time. A wet towel is a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. The next time you wash your kitchen towels, consider drying them outdoors on a bright, sunny day, and not in your dryer. The ultraviolet rays from the sun will naturally disinfect the towels. Let the towels dry completely, and even leave them in the sun for a few extra hours. The longer you leave them out, the more they will be disinfected.