Our washing machine sees a bunch of laundry. Having a toddler is like having a walking & talking mess. Plus William is cloth diapered, so that just adds to the laundry. Well just like your vacuum, your washing machine can get dirty while getting clean.
I have seen several tutorials about cleaning your washing machine, but they all include bleach and that is out of the question in our house for a couple of reasons:
1. Bleach is pretty toxic, and not something I want in the house.
2. I'm allergic to bleach, so William might be too.
3. I really don't want the chance of our clothes getting messed up from bleach residue in the washing machine.
So instead of bleach, we're going to be using baking soda and vinegar. Super simple and together it will cost less than $5 to do this.
So first off, make sure you don't have any laundry in the washing machine. I actually had a load of darks that I had thrown in earlier in the day and had forgotten about it :( oops.
Once all your laundry is out of the way, it's time to get this cleaning party started. For this we're going to need:
- 3 cups white distilled vinegar (or 2 cups lemon juice)
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- soft cloth or towel
I hope this was helpful! Come back next week for posts about organizing and cleaning out your kitchen and bathrooms.