When was the last time you cleaned your washer?
Yep that’s a thing.
And you’re supposed to do it regularly.
I have a couple questions for you…
Have you ever used detergents/ softeners with toxic ingredients?
It’s time to detox your washer.
Are you about to switch to toxin free products?
Definitely a good time to detox your washer!
Do your clothes come out with an odor?
Yep, it’s time to clean that washer!
Do your clothes come out with detergent residue? Or are they not being cleaned well?
Clean your washer.
Have you just never cleaned it before?
Then it’s time, my friends!
Clean out the toxic buildup from your washer machine!
Left over detergent
Toxic ingredients from products
And any pollutants attached to your clothes
Think about it, the dirt that disappears from your clothes and linens has to go somewhere, right? Well, that means left over grime inside your washing machine with each use.
Chemical “suds makers” found in conventional laundry detergent build-up in washing machines creating a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and viruses.
Or how about the Round Up sprayed on lawns and parks that the hem of your pants touched or that your kids rolled in? (Yes, this is honestly the kind of things I think about on a daily basis Michael thinks I have problems.)
No worries though cleaning your washer is easy! I found this little baggie from my favorite laundry company and it eliminates these built-up chemicals as well as all of the remaining organic material like fecal matter which breeds even more bacteria.
It leaves your machine smelling fresh, sparkling clean, and free of funk. It is perfect when first switching to toxin free detergent, or just to keep your machine smelling fresh.
▪︎Toss bag inside your washing machine
▪︎Run a heavy, hot water cycle
▪︎Your machine is now funk free! Reuse the baggie for whatever you’d like!
Find this cleaner, and all of my favorite laundry products, at our exclusive group discount link for 50 free loads!
If you haven’t made the switch to MyGreenFills, you can also try an easy homemade wash:
▪︎Run an empty, regular cycle on hot, using two cups of white vinegar instead of detergent.
▪︎Then mix about 1/4 cup vinegar with a quart of warm water. Use this mixture, plus a sponge and dedicated toothbrush, to clean the inside of the machine. Pay special attention to dispensers for fabric softener or soap, the inside of the door, and around the door opening.
▪︎Lastly, run one more empty, regular cycle on hot, without detergent or vinegar. If desired, use baking soda to help clear away buildup loosened from the first cycle. After the cycle is complete, wipe out the inside of the drum with a cloth to remove any remaining residue.
And last note, invest in a whole house water filtration system if you can! It’s made such a difference for us! Water quality is so important and worth investing in.
Happy washing, ladies!
Copyright Mindful Mommy, Meghan Smallwood