I'm not sure what we're doing different this year but it is not working. We have towels & blankets designated for animal use (house discards and yard sale purchases). I guess it's because of the colder weather and wanting to get the kids inside ASAP and dried off we're bringing more 'stuff' in on those towels. THe last batch I had to trash. I just couldn't get them clean there was so much gunk on them. I can't think of anything disposable to use for that first wiping off. So what do you do?