Saturday, 20 October 2012

Caring for one of our precious appliances.. the washing machine

There are commercial cleaners now a days that will clean our washing machines.  I have used one and never noticed a difference, but that’s not to say it didn't do anything.

If you think about it, all the grime that comes off of our clothes has to go somewhere doesn't it?  If you are a visual person like me , you just got really grossed out LOL. 

But there is some things we can do to help our washing machines.

Here is how to clean your washing machine.

  • Fill the washer with HOT water and add 1 quart of bleach (no detergent)
And let the machine agitate for a minute.  Then let the bleach sit in the machine for about one hour
  • Allow the washer to run through the longest wash/spin cycle available.

  • Immediately fill the washer with HOT water and then add 1 quart of white vinegar.  Let this agitate for a minute and again let it sit for an hour

By using both of these cleaners, you will rid your washing machine of bacteria, soap scum, and mineral deposits.  If you live in an area where you have hard water, this process should be done approximately ever three months.  Every single washer should be cleaned at least 2 times a year.

I hope this helps.  Let me know if you have used this or other homemade washing clean cleaners and how you liked it.   Isn't it amazing all the benefits of vinegar.  What an amazing cleaner….but kind of makes me worry about using it on my food LOL

Thanks for stopping by,