How To Clean A Top Loading Washing Machine With Vinegar And Bleach
It's time to clean your washing machine! Even if it's not visibly dirty and grungy, this will help clean soap scum and mineral deposits in the pipes and hoses. You just need vinegar, bleach, and two wash cycles!
Remove Mildew Smell from Towels - Vinegar method Put your towels in the washing machine, using the hottest water available. Add one or two cups of white vinegar. Do not add detergent, fabric softener, or any other products at this time. Run the washer, then again with laundry detergent. Dry on hot.
Take that mosquitos!- Mosquito trap - Cut the top off a 2 liter bottle. Invert the cone and place it inside the straight part of the bottle. Glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tsp yeast and 1/2 cup sugar to some luke warm water, and pour the mixture into the bottle. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you exhale. The yeast feeds off the sugar and emits the same gas, so the mosquito enters the bottle, thinking she will find food there.
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda and then 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover up the drain during the crazy chemical reaction. Wait 15 mins and pour a pot of boiling water. It totally clears up the clogged drain and it's easier on the pipes than Drano. Works every time!!
Ta-da! What a big difference! Are your kitchen cabinets looking like my 'before pic'? If so, here is an easy & quick fix - Mix 3/4 cup canola oil & 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar in a jar and shake well. Rub the oil mixture onto the cabinets w/a rag (I used an old T-shirt), then wipe with another clean rag!
ONLY use this and it leaves floor spotless. (Heavy duty floor cleaner recipe: cup white vinegar 1 tablespoon liquid dish soap cup arm and hammer washing soda, 2 gallons tap water, very warm.) It leaves everything smelling amazing.