Cleaning Tips will become a regular feature here, especially in the Spring months. Cleaning Tips: Washing machine will give you 3 short and sweet, helpful hints to make cleaning your washing machine easier.
If you’ve ever washed up dirty dishes in a sink, then you know how filthy cleaning receptacles (like sinks, dishwashers and washing machines) can get. Washing machines can develop nasty smells after a while. And this is not surprising, since we use it to clean our dirty clothes. Grease, especially, builds up in the drum of the washing machine after constant use at low temperatures, so the smells soon develops into something quite nasty. Most of us use too much detergent (at environmentally friendly temperatures), and thick fabric softener. After a while all this gunge has to go somewhere, right?
Cleaning tips: Washing machine
Here are 3 ways to clean your washing machine to get rid of all the smells and bring it back to its former glory.
Tip for cleaning your washing machine – 1
Empty your washing machine. Put a cup of white vinegar into the drum and run a 90 degrees complete wash. When this is finished, remove your soap dispenser drawer and wash in warm water. It will help to use an old toothbrush to get into all the small corners. If this drawer is hard to clean, just soak it in bleach for 20 minutes, then brush clean.
Tip for cleaning your washing machine – 2
When washing whites, use half a measure (your washing powder measure is ideal) of bicarbonate of soda in your soap dispenser. (Supermarkets sell cheap packages of soda crystals.) Put the soda into the washing powder compartment with your regular washing powder and wash at 40 degrees. This is a gentler way to clean your washing machine. The smells will fade in time, but won’t go away straight away. You will need to do this each time you wash white clothes, as a regular way of cleaning your washing machine. There are 2 advantages to using bicarbonate of soda. Your whites will come out whiter, and your washing machine will be cleaned at the same time. Can’t ask for more from such a cheap product.
Tip for cleaning your washing machine – 3
Get down and dirty. Literally! Do tip one every 3 months. Do tip 2 weekly. Do tip 3 about once a month and your washing machine will stay fresh and clean. The last tip for cleaning your washing machine is this. Get a bowl of warm, soapy water and add a lemon to it (you have to cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice into the water. You can leave the two halves of the used lemon in the water if you like). With a cotton cloth, clean the inside of the drum, the door and above the soap dispenser. Wipe down the outside and check for leaking pipes etc. This short maintenance will keep your washing machine going for longer. I’ve had mine for nearly 12 years now and it’s going strong! Now, I can’t promise say I know how to get SoundCloud Followers, but I know for sure that doing these things will lengthen the life of your washing machine.
These 3 tips will definitely get rid of all the smells in your washing machine. It’ll keep it working properly and cleaning your dirty clothes for a very long time to come. Have you got other tips for cleaning your washing machine?
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