Clean a Washing Machine for New Life

You might be thinking: why clean a washing machine? Really, don’t you put dirty clothes in there regularly and then they come out clean? But you put dirty dishes in your kitchen sink and wash them there, yet you clean the sink every week, right? The same goes for your shower. So why the heck wouldn’t you clean a washing machine? Here are the steps you need to take to give your washing machine new life. Since water is going through your washing machine on a regular basis, it’s prone to grow mildew or mold. You know what we’re talking about: You run the washing machine and then completely forget about it — until three days later. Those clothes smell awful! That’s kind of how it feels for the washer’s seals. Front-load washing machines have a lot of rubber around the door to keep in all that water and suds, but they can also create a...

How to Mop for Clean, Sparkling Floors

Once upon a time, when a floor needed to be cleaned, the person cleaning (usually Mom) would get down on hands and knees with a bucket and large sponge and spend an hour or more cleaning the whole thing until it sparkled. These days, we have Swiffer Wetjet. Oh how things have changed! But if you talk to some people, the tried-and-true methods are still the best. So we’re going to run you through a quick course on how to mop.   Step 1: Mop the Floor Last The first step on understanding how to mop is to sweep or vacuum the floor and remove the dry dirt. If you want to get real correct you need to first clean everything else that will deposit dirt on said floor then do the dry mop step. We clean top to bottom for a reason: dust and dirt settle. If you mop and then dust, you’ll end up...