Cleaning the washer is one of those inevitable chores we’d all prefer to put off for another day.
Especially as it’s often a real drudge trying to get that stainless steel drum to gleam.
Thankfully a bunch of brilliant bloggers have come up with some clever washer cleaning tips to help speed up the process.
Plus each tip is so straight-forward you can get it done in time for your next load of laundry.
Best of all, these 8 carefully curated cleaning tricks avoid the use of heavy-duty chemicals.
So if you prefer cleaning with all-natural solutions, well then, you’ve come to right place!
Read on to learn more about how you can remove mold and mildew smells from your washer…
Table of Contents
- 8 Insanely Useful Tips That’ll Make Your Washer Super Clean
- Quick Tip 1. Baking Soda (Popsugar)
- Quick Tip 2. Toothbrushes (Chaching Queen)
- Quick Tip 3. Lemon Juice (Cleaning-Ideas.com)
- Quick Tip 4. White Vinegar (Laundry Reviewed)
- Quick Tip 5. Dispenser Rinse (Clean Mama)
- Quick Tip 6. Deep Clean Cycle (The Happier Homemaker)
- Quick Tip 7. Toothpicks (Bigger Than The Three Of Us)
- Quick Tip 8. Tea Tree Oil (The Melrose Family)
8 Insanely Useful Tips That’ll Make Your Washer Super Clean
Use baking soda in your front-load washing machine for a low-cost eco-friendly bleach alternative.
Wield a toothbrush in between those hard-to-reach spaces around the drums rubber seal.
Add some lemon juice to baking soda and make a double action home-made solution.
The lemon juice will be effective against combating any potential rust stains.
Whilst the baking soda will break down those annoying clumps of detergent buildup.
If you want to remove mildew smells from your washer, try using a cleaning solution mix of baking soda and white vinegar.
Note: Apple cider vinegar can work just as well in place of white vinegar.
Regularly rinsing out the fabric softener dispenser, with just white vinegar alone, will get rid of that moldy whiff.
For a thorough deep cleanse fill the washer up with nothing but hot water.
Then add around 1 liter (1 quart) of bleach, before setting your washing machine to run a long cycle through twice.
When scrubbing out the washer drum, use a toothpick to get the muck out of those impossibly small crevices.
Add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil into your home-made cleaning solution.
These tips and tricks will do more than help keep your washer hygienic and fresh. They will also go a long way towards protecting your clothes and towels from that mildew stank.
What natural ingredients do you use in your DIY cleaning solvents? Lemon Juice? Apple Cider Vinegar? Or maybe you have your own favorite ingredient?