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Baking Soda Cleans Washing Machines

May 25, 2024

Baking Soda Cleans Washing Machines

Baking Soda Cleans Washing Machines

The Surprising Secret to a Sparkling Washer

If your washing machine is starting to smell a little funky, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Even our trusty appliances that are supposed to keep our clothes fresh can become victims of built-up gunk, mold, and mildew. But have no fear, because I’ve got the perfect cleaning solution that’ll have your washer looking and smelling brand new: baking soda!

According to the experts, washing machines need a good scrubbing about once a month or every 30 cycles. Without regular maintenance, the machine can become a breeding ground for all sorts of nasty bacteria and odors, leaving your clothes smelling worse than the gym socks at the bottom of my laundry basket.

But cleaning a washing machine doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, with a few common household ingredients like baking soda and vinegar, you can have that sucker sparkling in no time. I’ll let you in on my little secret – baking soda is the MVP when it comes to getting your washer clean and fresh.

The Baking Soda Cleaning Cycle

Alright, let’s dive in. First, you’ll want to make sure the washing machine is completely empty. Then, grab your box of trusty baking soda and pour in about two cups directly into the drum.

Now, set that machine to the longest, hottest cycle it’s got. The baking soda is going to work its magic, gently scrubbing away any built-up residue or funky odors. It’s like giving your washer a little spa day – except instead of cucumber slices on the eyes, it’s getting a deep clean.

Once that cycle is finished, it’s time to bring in the big guns: vinegar. Yep, that humble pantry staple is actually a powerhouse cleaning agent. Pour in about two cups of white vinegar and run another long, hot cycle. The vinegar will help break down any remaining gunk and leave your machine smelling fresh as a daisy.

Bonus Cleaning Tips

But we’re not done yet! To really make sure your washing machine is squeaky clean, I like to add a few drops of essential oils like tea tree or lavender to the vinegar cycle. Not only will it leave behind a lovely scent, but the oils also have natural disinfecting properties to tackle any lingering bacteria.

And don’t forget about those often-neglected areas like the detergent dispenser and door seal. Grab an old toothbrush and give those nooks and crannies a good scrub with baking soda and vinegar. Trust me, you’ll be amazed at how much grime can build up in those hidden spots.

Once you’re all done, make sure to leave the door open so the machine can air out and dry completely. This helps prevent mold and mildew from settling back in and keeps your washer fresh for the next load.

Maintenance is Key

Now, I know what you’re thinking – this all sounds like a lot of work! But trust me, taking the time to deep clean your washing machine every few months is so worth it. Not only will it keep your clothes looking and smelling their best, but it’ll also extend the life of your trusty appliance.

At Adam Cleaning, we believe in the power of preventative maintenance. A little elbow grease now can save you from major headaches (and expensive repairs) down the line. Plus, with the help of baking soda and vinegar, the whole process is quick, easy, and budget-friendly.

So the next time you notice your washing machine starting to smell a bit funky, don’t panic. Grab your box of baking soda, pour in a little vinegar, and let the magic happen. Your clothes – and your nose – will thank you.

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