Clean your washing machine to keep your clothes fresh

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Washing machines remove dirt and germs from our clothes, but much of this dirt gets trapped in the machine itself. Yet it’s easy enough to clean your top-loading washing machine with a few basic products.

Regina Yunghans of Apartment Therapy has written a great guide to help you clean and disinfect your machine. Adding vinegar and baking soda to an empty wash cycle will disinfect the tub, but cleaning the fabric softener well or the crevices under the lid requires a little elbow grease and a toothbrush. You don’t need to do this after every wash, but taking care of your machine every couple of months will prevent dirt from building up inside and transferring to your (supposedly) clean clothes. Don’t forget to check out the source link for the step-by-step guide.