I was so excited when we relocated to southern Florida from Virginia. We left the crisp, cool air for warm, sunny beaches.
You’ll hardly ever hear a complaint out of me about it because I love the weather, the food, the culture, and the beaches.
I may say a thing or two about it raining more than I expected, but I keep an umbrella in my car just in case it suddenly starts to rain.
I also wasn’t expecting to see this many lizards so close to our home. I’ve seen everything from tiny geckos to large iguana just hanging out in my yard.
My list of complaints is very short, but I do have something new to add and it’s a little embarrassing even to share these pictures.
The smell that was coming from my washing machine!
I just learned that the humidity, sand, and hair from my dog constantly shedding from the heat (I constantly wash his bed and blankets) can cause bacteria and mildew to build up and start to smell.
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I want to share with you how to clean a top loading washing machine, so you won’t have the same complaint. Enjoy!
What You Need To Clean a Top Loading Washing Machine
- 3 Cups White Distilled Vinegar
- 1 ½ Cups Baking Soda
- Cleaning Gloves
- Used Toothbrush (Not to be used for teeth)
- Cleaning Rag
How to Clean a Top Loading Washing Machine
Turn the washing machine to the hottest setting and the highest loading capacity.
Slowly pour in the vinegar.
Slowly pour in the baking soda.
Allow the washing machine to agitate for one minute. Turn of machine.
Allow the water to sit for 30 – 45 minutes.
Put on the cleaning gloves. While the machine is sitting, use the water in the machine and the rag to wipe off excess dirt.
Dip the toothbrush in the water and scrub the hard to reach places or stubborn dirt.
Allow the washing machine to run a full cycle. Enjoy your newly cleaned and non-smelly washing machine!
If you like this cleaning tutorial, you may like this one for toilet fizzy bombs!