Sunday, 21 July 2013

Tips, Tools & Techniques - Cleaning a Washing Machine

Hello! Here's our regular feature where we share tips, tools & techniques that have caught our eye, things we have Pinned, and things we have tried. These are probably not going to change your life(!) but might make it a bit easier...
With all this lovely summer weather, it's a great time to be washing and hanging everything outside to dry. The downside is that my washing machine now needs a good clean to get rid of all the soap scum and mould that builds up! 


So I thought I'd share a quick and easy tip to make your washing machine sparkling clean, just using vinegar!!
Start by soaking the washing powder tray in a bowl with hot water and 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar for approx 30 minutes.
 While you're waiting, give the drum, seal and glass a good clean with the hot water/vinegar mix.
Put the tray back in, add 1 cup of neat vinegar to the washing powder compartment and set the cycle to 90C (or the hottest wash possible)
 Leave the machine to run as normal and that's all there is to it!
I was a bit worried that everything I washed afterwards would have a faint smell of vinegar...but they don't and are as fresh as a daisy!!
If you have any Tips, Tools & Techniques of your own please feel free to get in touch with us to see if we can add them. The more the merrier!


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14 comments:

  1. this is a very good idea and glad to hear that your clothing/cover didn't have a scent of vinegar! :-)
    Ingrid

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    1. Thanks Ingrid! Luckily they didn't smell of vinegar, otherwise would have to pretend it was a new perfume!!

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  2. Oh, vinegar is amazing ingredient - I use it for all sorts of things - perfect for descaling kettle too. (you do need to boil the kettle with water several times to make sure you get a nice cup of tea)

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    1. Isn't vinegar so versatile! Great tip about descaling a kettle... and making sure you boil it a few times too :)

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  3. My washer is in need of a clean so I'll give the vinegar a go. Will any sort of vinegar do, like the good old brown malt, or does it have to be the white kind.

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    1. I'd recommend giving it a go - let us know how you get on! Not sure if brown malt would work the same way... I've only ever used distilled/white vinegar for cleaning x

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  4. vinegar is the best! i use it to disinfect everything!

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  5. I was just telling my mom yesterday that I needed to do this.

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  6. This is a great tip! I need to do this with my washer...it kind smells funny. I'd love for you to link this up to my All Things Thursday Blog Hop when you get a chance!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Thanks for the invite Nici! We have shared on your blog hop & linked back to you as well :) x

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  7. I have been meaning to do this! Thanks for the step by step instructions!
    -Resh @StackingBooks.com

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    1. Thanks Resh! Hope the instructions help :) x

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