A washing machine is one of the most used appliances in a home. Over time detergent residue and mould can build up not to mention other dirt and grime that doesn’t get washed away. In our household, my husband used to work in the concrete industry. Over time I found that the concrete residue would build in the machine without realising. I’d do a wash of whites and pull them out only to see it looked like they had just been rolled in the mud! That’s when I started to regularly use the below recipe.
Cleaning inside your machine isn’t just so your machine can continue to clean your clothes, but good for the machine itself.
In this blog post, we’ll share how you can clean inside your washing machine with products you probably have at home. When you use natural ingredients instead of chemicals you minimise the risk of ruining your machine and it’s better for the environment.
Only Two Ingredients
- 2 cups of vinegar
- ½ cup of bicarb soda
Steps to Clean Your Washing Machine
- Add bicarb soda into the detergent tray
- Add vinegar inside the washing machine
- If your machine has a self-wash option use that, or set to normal wash but with the hot temperature available.
Don’t forget to clean out your washing machine’s filter by following the manufacturer’s instructions.