Before I became a home owner, I didn’t realize that so many things need to be done around the house to keep everything working properly! One of those things is appliance maintenance. If you want your appliances to work properly, and for a longer time, you need to take good care of them, and give them a “tune up” at least once a year.
One important appliance to maintain is your washing machine. After hundreds of loads of laundry, eventually your washer will develop build up of gunk and minerals. It may even start to smell yucky on the inside.
To keep it clean, smelling fresh, and lasting longer, here’s a good tip:
Fill the washer full with HOT water. Add one gallon of vinegar and 1/2 cup baking soda. Let it go through the wash cycle. Before it drains, turn the dial to the spin setting and allow it to drain as it spins. This will be sure the get all of the build-up off of the walls of the washer tub. It will also help to clean out the hoses.
NOTE: I have seen different variations of this method. Some don’t use any baking soda. Some use as little as 2-3 cups of vinegar. I’d suggest doing whatever works for you!
Do you already do this, or something like it? If you have a different way of maintaining your washer I’d love to hear from you!
A city girl learning to homestead on an acre of land in the country. Wife and homeschooling mother of four. Enjoying life, and everything that has to do with self sufficient living.