I love Sundays. Why you ask? Because Sunday is laundry day at my house, the day my favorite shirts and sweaters that have collected all sorts of strange smells over the past few days regain their freshness.
However, before I discovered this trick, my clothes would occasionally come out of the washing machine smelling even stranger than they did to begin with. What gives?
If you’ve begun to notice black stains in your washing machine’s rubber rings or the powder compartment, what you are seeing is a very harmful mold which causes several diseases in humans.
You see, your washing machine harbors the ideal conditions for mold, which include moisture, warmth and some of the bacteria found in your clothes.
But fear not – mold in your washing machine does not mean you’ve got to chuck the whole thing or destroy it with fire.
You can actually clean out your washing machine rather easily. To do so, you’ll need the following:
- Baking soda and vinegar
- A sponge
- Rubber gloves
- 25 grams of salt of lemon or potassium hydrogen oxalate
To clean your washing machine with these ingredients, begin by wiping the inside of your washing machine with your sponge to remove any dirt.
Next, apply your chlorinated detergent over your rubber ring, making sure to distribute it evenly. Leave your washing machine after doing this, with the door closed, for a few hours.
Then, set your washing machine on a ‘rinse’ cycle and pour some salt of lemon or potassium hydrogen oxalate in the detergent compartment and set your washing machine as high as it goes.
Once you do this, your washing machine will look brand spankin’ new!
I like to do this every few weeks to ensure my washing machine stays fresh. I also leave my washing machine door open after each cycle.