Keeping your washing machine clean ensures it will work at its best for longer. Discover the key places to keep sparklingly clean and the simplest ways to do it using stuff you’ve already got in your cupboards. Treat your washing machine like royalty and your clothes will love you forever!
Keep the drawer fresh
The detergent and softener drawer can get clogged up with old liquids. Yuck. This can cause some unpleasant smells, unreliable washing results and even blockages. So, it’s good to give it a clean regularly.
Clean the filter
Some washing machines will have a clever filter that catches fluff, coins or anything else that’s been left in your pockets. Clever, right? Keep it working correctly and prevent blockages and leaks by giving it a good clean.
Get to work on the seals and drum
Now it’s time to freshen up the seals and the drum in one clean swoop. If you smell something funny, the chances are, it’s the drum. The seals are a nice little hiding place for bacteria, so it’s important to keep them clean.
Take care after every wash
Now you know how to clean, let’s look at keeping it fresh. After every wash, simply opening the detergent drawer and the door lets air flow through and stops those musky, damp smells settling in.
We mentioned detergent build-up before and the problems it can cause. Next time you wash your clothes, just double check the instructions on your detergent. Make sure you’re using the recommended amount to prevent the build-up of gunk in the drawer.
Follow all these steps and welcome your clean, gleaming washing machine!