MOM Tip: How To Clean Your Washing Machine

washing machineMOM Tip: Your washing machine may be neglected. It’s something you may use daily and don’t think twice about cleaning. If you haven’t added this to your cleaning list, it’s time to do so now.

White Vinegar or Bleach
Baking Soda

Microfiber Cloth


1. Fill the washer using the highest load size, hottest water setting, and longest wash

2. Open the lid and as the washer tub fills, add a quart of white vinegar (or bleach).

3. Next, add a cup of baking soda.

4. Meanwhile, remove any parts you can and soak them and clean nooks and crannies under the lid.

5. After an hour, close the lid and allow the cycle to complete.

6. Repeat.

7. Once the washer has drained, wipe the sides and bottom of the tub with vinegar solution to remove any last residue.

Click here for step by step directions for this tip from Apartment Therapy.

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