We use the washer daily, I can say, but have you thought that this particular household appliance needs to be care for? Well, it does, if you don’t want smelly clothes and mold on the rubber band.
The problem is that, although we don’t notice, bacteria and mold accumulate in the washing machine, which prevents it from functioning properly and creates unpleasant odors.

This solution of white vinegar and lemon juice will disinfect the detergent compartments of the washing machine as well as the stainless steel water tank, hoses and hardly accessible areas.
These 2 ingredients remove the germs and bacteria that lead to mold occurrence and neutralize the unpleasant odors.

– 5 cups of water (1.2 liters)
– 1 cup of white vinegar (250 ml)
– ¼ cup of lemon juice (62 ml)

Necessary materials:
– 1 spray bottle
– 1 cloth or 1 sponge

Method of preparation:
Heat the water and add the white vinegar.
Then add the lemon juice and mix the ingredients well.

How to use?
Put a small amount of the mixture into the spray bottle and divide the rest in 2 equal quantities: add one in the water tank and one in the detergent compartment.
Spray the liquid on the rubber band of a front load washing machine, and wipe the mold with a sponge.
Start a short wash cycle so that the vinegar solution to clean those hard-to-reach areas.
Finally, open the washer and let it dry.

Image Credits: Thehappierhomemaker