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What About Those Funky Beach Towels??

What About Those Funky Beach Towels?

Not the design, the smell . . . towels in chair

Did you know that the perfect breeding ground for fungus can be your own washing machine? Experts say that while leaving the washer door open when not in use and decreasing the amount of detergent and fabric softeners, are good things to do, they won't get to the root of the problem ~ mold and mildew! So an appliance repairman developed an easy product, completely organic powder, called Smelly Washer. lady with washerThey claim it works by disallowing cohesive properties between organic and synthetic compounds. Correcting this problem could help people who suffer from allergies and asthma. I'm not a scientist by any means, nor are any of my family members but my Mother always advised me to add white vinegar every so often to clean out my washer and it seemed to do okay with what I could see..... but then yet it's not quite possible to see everything, is it?

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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

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Comment balloon 10 commentsTeresa Harris • July 27 2008 12:55AM

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Vinegar is an excllent answer to many cleaning issues - including this one - and without those harsh chemicals.......

Posted by Julie Chapman, New Homes Sales Tampa Florida (KB Home) about 9 years ago

Ew, Teresa - I never THOUGHT of that!!!  I use vinegar in my dishwasher and coffee pot - Hhmm, I will now have to use it in my washing machine.  I need to check out the link that you provided and see what else it says.

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 9 years ago

I've never heard of using vinegar in the washing machine or the dishwasher. When and how much do you add?  I do use it periodically to clean the coffee pot

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) about 9 years ago

I like the vinegar idea Teresa! To me it always leaves such a clean smell! Great tip!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) about 9 years ago

Julie, I am in the same boat.  We use vinegar with almost any type of cleaning we do.  100% non-toxic.  gotta love it!

Posted by -- Casey Brischle, Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional (Columbia Bank) about 9 years ago

Hey Julie, Thanks for your response!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Hey Leesa, Thanks for stopping by. Yes, you will need to go out and purchase more vinegar!! Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Hey Laura, Thanks for stopping by too. I use around 2 cups in the washer. I would think in a dishwasher 1 cup should be plenty. Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Hey Mary, Thanks for stopping by!! Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Hey Casey, Thanks for stopping by! Take care.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

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