Today we are going to talk about Spring Cleaning Part 2- The Laundry Room What??? Wait a minute, cleaning the room you use to clean your clothes? Yea, I know, it sounds redundant but with the new fancy washing machines, we need to give this area a little attention. The good news is that this is a quick project.
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Spring Cleaning Part 2-The Laundry Room Checklist
The first task on the list is to clean out excess lint from the dryer. This is actually a fire hazard. Nearly 3000 dryer fires are reported each year. Most of these are preventable with proper maintenance.
How to Clean Your Dryer Vent
Don’t panic, this is not hard but it can be messy. Here is your checklist for dryer cleaning
- Clean Lint Trap Filter
- Deep Clean Lint Trap
- Clean Venting Tubing
Tools Needed For Cleaning Dryer
- Screw Drive
- Dryer Vent Cleaning Kit
How To Clean Your Dryer Video
You Did it!
It was not hard but will go a long way to helping your dryer run more efficiently and possibly prevent a dryer fire.
Cleaning The Washing Machine
What is that smell? If you have a newer front loader washing machine you know exactly what I am talking about. The musty, moldy scent of bacteria. Unfortunately, the newer washing machines are so airtight that bacteria and mold can grow like wildfire so to control this you need to give it a little TLC.
How To Clean Washing Machine
Again, this is not hard but will help with efficiency and of course the smell. Most of this information is geared to the front loader washing machines. Here is your Washing Machine CheckList
- Empty drain/clean filter
- Wipeout inside and clean rubber gasket and remove any build-up or grime
- Wipeout detergent area
- Run Clean cycle
Tools You Will Need
- White Vinegar
- Old Rag
- Small bowl or Bucket
How To Clean Washing Machine Video
The manufacture of my washing machine recommends Affresh Cleaning Tablets for cleaning. Using these once a month helps keep my washing machine fresh smelling.
Some helpful hints I found that work with the front loader washing machines is to leave the door open after use to allow the inside to dry out. Also, don’t leave wet clothes in the washing machine for very long. A newly clean load of towels will smell AWFUL if left in the washing machine overnight.
See, that wasn’t so bad. I LOVE YouTube how-to videos. Look what you have done is a small about of time. You have made strides to prevent dryer fires, helped the efficiency of your dryer, and ensured your washing machine produces sweet-smelling clean clothes. It has been a productive day.
If You Have Time
I have a little extra time this year so I am including vacuuming behind my washer and dryer, cleaning the collection on bugs inside my fluorescent lights, and a major dusting of my cabinets and window treatments in my laundry room. A little extra TLC for the room that really does the most work in my house.
Her is the full Spring Cleaning Checklist and Kitchen Cleaning to continue your cleaning spree.