How To Clean Washing Machine

Weekend Chores: How Should you Clean your Washing Machine?

Most homeowners believe that their washing machine gets cleaned every time it washes clothes. But that’s not true because the process leaves behind a horrid residue of fibers, food, and numerous organic compounds. More importantly, it gives birth to a humid and warm environment, which is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew.

Another important point to note is the buildup of hard water and chemical-loaded detergents. Over time, this combination can clog the washing mechanisms and dull the color of your clothes. Cleaning your washing machine regularly will help you enhance its lifespan and ensure a pristine condition.

Keep reading to learn about an efficient, deep cleaning process.

When Should You Clean Your Washing Machine?

It is ideal to schedule a monthly cleaning session. But it is highly advisable to do a deep clean after washing too many dirty clothes. For instance, washing a load of your dirty travel clothes requires a deep clean to eliminate all bacteria. Similarly, washing a heavy load of last season’s clothes also requires a deep clean right after you’re done.

How Do I Deep Clean My Washing Machine?

You will need the following materials to get started:

  • Baking Soda
  • A Piece of cloth
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide (Only if your machine has mold)
  • Toothbrush

Step 1

Start by dipping your cloth in a vinegar-water solution to clean the surfaces outside the drum. Be sure to avoid using an abrasive material on the enamel or glass as it can leave scratches.

Take out all the removable parts and leave them to soak in a vinegar-water solution. Use your cloth to clean the door and scrape away all the grime on the rubber seal surrounding the glass.

Step 2

Pick up the toothbrush so you can wipe cl