Is your washing machine a bit whiffy? Here's a simple way to clean it!

Front-loading washing machines can be more energy efficient than top-loading machines, but they have their downsides. Front-loading machines have a tendency to build up mould and unpleasant smells, especially around the inner rubber fixtures.

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By following this simple, cheap and eco-friendly cleaning method though, you’ll be able to keep your washing machine fresh. Here’s all you need to wash your washing machine!


  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • Scrubbing sponge


  1. Mix the baking soda and water in a small bowl. This is going to be the “detergent” we use to clean the washing machine. Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine.
  2. Place the baking soda “detergent” into your machine as normal, then pour the vinegar into the drum. Start your washer on a normal load cycle at its hottest water setting. Close the door and let the machine do all the hard work for you! The baking soda and vinegar naturally break up mineral deposits and any mould growth, while cleaning and refreshing your washing machine.
  3. Wait for the cycle to end, then grab your clean scrubbing sponge and rub around the opening of the washing machine. Wipe clean with fresh water, and you are done! Perform this once a month to keep the inside of your machine clean. A cleaner washing machine will mean cleaner clothes after each cycle.

Will you give this clever idea a go? Has your washing machine developed a funky smell over time?