Keeping your laundry room clean and organized includes cleaning out the inside of your washing machine.  At first, that may sound a bit crazy, but mold and mildew can build up, so I like to do it about twice a year.  Things you do twice a year can easily be kept track of by doing them each time you change the clocks!

For a front loading machines, directions are given in your instruction booklet.  For top loading machine, like I have, follow these simple directions.
  • Set your machine to the hottest water and highest setting to allow for the water to fill as much as possible.  Do not add any clothes!
  • Add four cups of white vinegar to the hot water filled machine, and let it agitate for a few minutes.  ,
  • Stop the machine by opening the lid and allow it to sit for an hour so that the vinegar can do its thing to get rid of the bacteria hiding in all those little hidden areas of the washer and also in  the hoses of your machine.
  • Once you have let it sit, resume the full cycle which will also do a rinse allowing it to be ready for the next load.


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