Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Clean Your Washing Machine

Does your washing machine smell? Does it just not look as clean as it used to? Time to clean the washing machine. Detergents and fabric softeners combine with oils in the skin on clothes to make the washing machine smell.  Let's clean the washing machine and deodorize it.

How to clean your washing machine

Take two cups of white vinegar and add to your machines bleach reservoir (make sure never mix bleach and vinegar) and pour a little in the fabric softener area.

Run hot water on the fullest level and let sit for two hours. Run through wash cycle.

At this time take an old toothbrush and use it dipped in vinegar to clean up and around the top of the drum and along any exposed areas.

Run through the rinse cycle now with another cup of vinegar.

On occasion, run regular loads not bleach loads with white vinegar in your fabric softener area. It will help deodorize and clean your washing machine.

**Warning: Never mix vinegar and bleach together.


  1. Great tips. I am looking forward to your post on organized cleaning. And I won't ever mix bleach and vinegar. Thanks for the warning.

  2. Hi, new to your blog. I use vinegar only in place of fabric softener. Works great!