The best cleaning projects for me to accomplish are the ones that are done in steps. These steps require time in-between them, which is awesome for me because I am usually interrupted anyway. So I love it when I can finish a project over the course of a morning or day and see the results, without too much effort or hard work on my part!
Here's my latest find... how to clean my Washing Machine! A clean washine machine will definitely make for cleaner clothes!
I filled my washing machine (on the fullest setting) and added 2 cups of white distilled vinegar. Then I let it soak for 1 hour and started up the machine to complete the cycle. After doing this I scrubbed a little bit with a brush and a sponge (dipped in bleach and/or vinegar) to get some of the hard to reach places and remove some of the fabric softener build-up.
I removed the fabric softener dispenser to expose the filter as well as removing the cap for the bleach dispenser. These two pieces went into a bucket to soak.
Then I filled the machine again and added a cup of bleach to soak for another hour. I let the machine finish its cycle and put the pieces back in and here's what it looks like now. Easy!!! :-)