Cleaning Your Washing Machine

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 6.10.24 AMDo you use a washing machine and have you ever tried cleaning it? I didn’t realize that you have to clean one, because being a machine, I thought that it would work just fine when I leave it where it sits. Unfortunately, it does seem like our clothes don’t feel as “clean” as before, especially when the machine is a workhorse. Upon closer examination, and seeing how the inside tub does feel like it could do some rubbing, I concluded that perhaps, it would  help to clean the machine.

So here’s how I did it, which you can probably follow too:

1. Use basic kitchen ingredients to clean the machine. There will be no use of strong chemicals here. Baking soda and vinegar would do.

2. Fill your tub with water, maybe at the lowest level, and then start pouring the vinegar with it. White vinegar is best, by the way, as it is a natural disinfectatnt.

3. Let it sit for a few minutes before adding the baking soda.

4. Then let everything soak for about one to two hours. Soaking is part of your machine’s cycle.

5. After that, using a soft brush, you can begin gently scrubbing the surface, including the one inside the tub. Scrub everywhere, including crevices and hard to reach areas.

6. Also use a soft cloth to wipe the grease and grime off the machine and when the machine is finish with the cycle, you can then rinse and drain it all off.

7. Lastly, run water on the tub and clean it off using the soft cloth.

The vinegar and baking soda solution will give the machine na nice shine and a clean smell. Do this at least every quarter.



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