Have y’all seen those commercials for the Tide washing machine cleaner? Well, I’ve got news for you, Tide. There’s already a great product out there that’s a fraction of the price, most likely already in every home, and can be used in all types of washers — not just high efficiency styles. Vinegar!
I swear by vinegar. It has disinfecting properties, and I always keep a couple bottles in the house. I primarily use distilled white, but also usually keep some apple cider vinegar on hand as well. They’re great for all kinds of uses!
Simply pour a cup in your washer periodically, and run through the hot water cycle with no clothes. It will cut through any remaining scum left by detergent, repel lint, soften your clothes, and even freshen your washing machine, and leave no odor behind. And, it’s all natural!