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How to clean the washing machine

In the past, people were using different ways of doing laundry. Nowadays, we have modern washing machines, but we still need to take good care of them. Yes, even a washing machine can get dirty. That’s why we prepared 5 tips on how to clean the washing machine.

5 tips on how to clean the washing machine

Hard-water minerals, laundry soils, and detergent can build-up everywhere. Mold can thrive in the washer lid and the door. How to clean the washing machine effectively?

1.   Clean the washer drum

The washer drum might look clean, although there are a lot of places where germs can hide. Run the washing machine empty using 2 cups of white cleaning vinegar or ½ cup of liquid chlorine bleach to the dispenser. Pop it on the 60 degrees wash. Run another cycle adding 500 ml of baking soda crystals. After being done, wipe the drum. That should kill germs, stop limescale from building up, and remove odors.

2.   Clean the door

Don’t forget to clean the rubber seal between the door and the drum. If not cleaned regularly, mold can occur. Spray it with white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth. Wipe it with cloth before and after each wash. That will prevent laundry from picking up dirt as you take it out.

3.   Clean the filter

The washing machine filter is a warm and humid place loved by germs. Empty it regularly to remove the dirt and fluff gathered inside.

4.   Clean the detergent drawer

Remove the detergent drawer and clean it with a toothbrush and a cleaner. It’ll make your clothes fresher.

5.   Use a high-quality detergent

Be kind to your washing machine and help it last longer. Always use a high-quality detergent, for example, Ariel 3in1 Pods. As a softener, you can use Lenor Unstoppable that will keep your clothes fresh for 12 days. When using the detergent, always follow the instructions and beware of the poisoning toxins.

The best way to get the smell out of a washing machine is prevention. Try to clean your washing machine regularly, most preferably once a month.

 

Cover photo: Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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