How Often Do You Wash Your Washing Machine?

Now that’s a hard question!

Luckily for us, the days of pounding our laundry are over, but unfortunately, we still have to nurture the device that makes our clothes clean.

If your washing machine smells worse than your wash-basket that’s a sure sign it needs a good clean…

As always, St Anne’s Cleaning has done the work for you…

Here’s our guide to a clean washing machine:

Step One: Gather Your Resources

Not only does our method make your washing machine sparkling clean, it’s also eco-friendly and very cost-effective! Here’s what you need:

  1. 2 cups of vinegar
  2. ¼ cup of water
  3. ¼ cup of bicarbonate soda
  4. 1 scourer and sponge

Step Two: Mix the Cleaning Solution

Begin with mixing the bicarbonate of soda and water together in a small bowl (detergent).

Pour the correct amount of vinegar into a cup. Simple, right? Put your solution to one side to use later.

Step Three: Scrub From the Inside and Out

Now it’s time to get your hands dirty! Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it seems, after all, it is a cleaning mechanism you are cleaning!

Rinse your sponge with fresh water and scrub away all the mould and dirt that’s inside your washing machine, also wiping clean the outside too.

If you are a person who likes to clean as you go, you’ll love our tip!

To prevent a build-up of mould in the corners of your washing machine, keep the door slightly open to allow air flow to dry any water or dampness that’s inside.

How Often:

Cleaning the inside of your washing machine should be done once a month. However, the outside of your washing machine is potentially exposed to more dirt and should be cleaned on average, once every week.

Step Four: Laundry Time!

Now your washing machine is cleaned, so should your pipes. Using the cleaning solution you earlier mixed, put on a wash as normal but with old clothes, unless you like smelling of vinegar!

How Often:

This process should be done once every six months. Take care of your washing machine and it will take care of you!

If you’re one of those lucky people to own a tumble dryer, there’s no harm done to wipe that down too!


Or if you prefer, sit back, relax and give the professionals a call.

Call St Anne’s Cleaning now on: 0203 397 7495