Cleaning the Washer

Cleaning the Washer

Washing the Washer

– Hacked by Sasha M. –

Here's what you need:

  • Spray Bottle
  • 2 Microfiber Cloths
  • Bleach
  • Water

First, a little known fact about me: I do a lot of laundry. I’m talking seven sets of sheets, towels, blankets, clothes for SIX kids, blankets that my dog sleeps on, and diapers…lots of cloth diapers. We have two LG front-loading HE washers to take care of this massive amount of laundry.

Have you ever wondered how to keep your front loader smelling and looking clean? Well, I have. It kind of seems counterintuitive doesn’t it? Washing your washing machine? I know. The thing is a front-loader washer is different from the top-loading variety. It has crevices and flaps that are fertile ground to grow mildew and your own stinky science projects. The glass door also develops what I like to call “crud”.

So, after a quick search on Pinterest, I found a recipe for keeping the front loader clean. It is called “Bleach”.

Step 1: Mix the bleach with water as per the back of the bottle of bleach.

Step 2: Mist the bleach on the glass door, the inside of the machine, and the rubber seal around the front rim of machine.

Step 3: Wipe it down with the first towel.

Step 4: Then wipe with a damp cloth.

Step 5: Once your machine is clean, once a week do either an empty “tub clean” cycle or a cycle with whites on hot water with a cup of bleach.


Sasha is a homeschoolin’ mom with six, yes SIX, kiddos of her own. When it comes to organizing such a large household, she can do it with her eyes closed. Read more about how Sasha handles BIG family responsibilities on her blog at