If you are doing the 30 Days to Ultimate Clean Challenge I'd really love to hear how it is going for you. The bigger jobs are taking a lot more time than I planned. I cleaned out my purse and wallet no problem and was very pleased with the results, but I finished only part of cleaning the van and half of cleaning the garage. I must say, we have a lot going on in our family right now (I mean A LOT) but still, I was hoping to complete these tasks not just get a start on them. I suppose, considering we've had several doctor's appointments in a couple of days, and a sweet boy recovering, I shouldn't get caught up in these things I want to get done. I will just be thankful. :)
Today's challenge is to clean the washing machine and even though I'm late, I do have those tips I promised.
These three easy steps come from Better Homes and Gardens.
Step One Run an empty, regular cycle on hot, using 2 cups of vinegar instead of detergent. The hot water-vinegar combo removes and prevents bacteria growth.
Step Two In a bucket or nearby sink, mix about 1/4 cup vinegar with a quart of warm water. Use this mixture, plus a sponge and dedicated toothbrush, to clean the inside of the machine. Pay special attention to soap and other dispensers, the inside of the door, and if you have a front loading machine, the rubber seal. Give the machine's exterior a quick wipe down, too.
Step Three Run one more empty, regular cycle on hot, without detergent or vinegar. Done!