The irony is that it does not often come to our mind that home appliances that are used for cleaning also require cleaning. One of them is the washing machine, which can give you a major headache if you do not maintain it properly.

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Did you know that it is possible for your laundry to be even dirtier after washing it?  In fact, your washing machine is full of bacteria from your clothes as well as from your skin. If you wash your underwear only, in the water will be over 100 million bacteria that can be transferred to the next laundry.

How To Disinfect Your Washing Machine
  1. Vinegar

It would be good to clean the rubber at the door of the machine every few months with white vinegar. In this area remains plenty of water, which is a paradise for bacteria. If you are not able to remove the dirt of the door rubber, you must buy a new one – immediately. Also, be sure to keep the door open every time you do not use the machine, so the water dries off.

You should regularly clean the detergent boxes with lukewarm water. If you detect detergent residue, it is advisable to immerse the boxes in vinegar for a while, and then rinse them with water.

Also, every three months, you should run an empty cycle and put two tablespoons of baking soda and half a cup of distilled vinegar in your machine. Moreover, you can use lemon juice for a fresh scent and rust removal.

  1. Clove oil

This oil is great if your laundry does not smell very pleasant after washing. To get rid of this problem you should pour 10 drops of clove oil into the drum and let the machine finish the cycle. Also, be sure to check the filter, small items stuck in the filter can shorten the life of your machine.

Reference: Should You Microwave Your Underwear?