The washing machine only after a few uses accumulates a number of residues and it’s quite possible that your clothes to have a strange odor instead smelling fresh.
It’s true that you can buy all sorts of products specifically created for cleaning the washing machine but why spending money on something that we can do it at home. Here a few tips to clean your washing machine and to get rid of odors.
Heat, but don’t boil a bottle of white vinegar and pour it into the washing machine. Add 3 tablespoons of baking soda in the detergent compartment and close the door. Start your machine on a short program at the highest temperature. At the end your washing machine will be perfectly sanitized, disinfect and without odors.
Careful! It would be good to open all the windows in the house because the smell of vinegar will absorb all the rooms and the air can be hard to breathe. Also, you should leave the door open to remove all traces of vinegar odor.
Another trick that you can do every time you’re washing laundry is to add half a cup of vinegar over clothes. This is very effective especially for towels or underwear because it disinfects fabrics.
Even if your washing machine already had a thorough cleaning, it’s better that every 2 weeks to put 3 tablespoons of baking soda in the detergent compartment and to start the short program. This is an easy way to eliminate odors from your washing machine. Also, baking soda removes stains and traces of detergent left in the tank.
If you notice that there are small problems with rust, add a cup of lemon juice and start a short wash cycle, but to a high temperature. Lemon juice cleans rust stains, sanitizes and refreshes inside the washing machine, offering a pleasant and fresh scent.
The washing machine exterior
Mix a cup of water with half a cup of white vinegar, soak a sponge in this solution and wipe the washing machine exterior.
Also, if the detergent compartments are removable clean them with hot water the rub them with vinegar and rinse well with warm water.