Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Cleaning the Washing Machine

Now whether you use cloth nappies or not you should still be cleaning your washing machine on a regular basis. However for those of you like me who may not have done it before here's what I now do.

A table spoon of bicarbonate of soda in the drawer on a hot wash. 

soda, soda crystals, washing soda, washing cloth nappies

Yes just ordinary Bicarbonate of Soda! I was a little sceptical myself of putting something from the bakery aisle in my machine but I took the plunge and I am glad I did.

I switched the machine to a hot wash (90) and switched it on whilst empty.  

washing cloth nappies, washing machine clean

Now this is where I was beginning to get excited. A little sad I know but I was eager to see if it worked. Its important to look after your washing machine especially when using cloth nappies.

washing cloth
                                          Look at my sparkly drum. 

I couldn't wait to do my first wash and see if there was any difference!
So what do I wash the nappies or husbands football kit? Well i didn't want to risk the nappies so the football kit was in within seconds.  

It came out smelling lovely, as it always does. I have no idea if the machine has improved now its clean, but I think its one of those jobs you just have to do as a grown up. If I didn't do it perhaps i would notice?


  1. Thank you so much for this tip! I will be trying it out just as soon as my current wash finishes :)

  2. Excellent hope it helps, let me know how you get on!


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