Posted on 2/13/2017 by Stanley Martin Homes
The machine made for washing clothes (aka your washing machine) actually needs to be washed (imagine that!). If left unchecked, your machine can develop mold and smells that are less than great. Surprised? Well worry not, it's a lot simpler than it sounds.
First, gather your materials. Since you love keeping your home clean, you likely have all of these on hand. You'll need baking soda, water, vinegar and a sponge.
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup water
2 cups vinegar
For this tutorial, we'll be focusing on a front-loading machine.
Combine your baking soda and water, then either pour the mixture into a measuring cup, or locate a funnel.
Pour this into the detergent section of the machine and toss the vinegar into the machine's drum.
Turn the knob to a normal load at the hottest temperature and let it run.
Once the load has run its course, wipe the opening and perimeter of your machine with a sponge, making sure to follow up with clean water. The last thing you want are clothes that smell like cleaning solution.
Don't forget to leave the washing machine door open after every wash to allow drying and prevent the collection of mold.
Rejoice! Your washing machine has been washed and not an item in your home has escaped your clean grasp.
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