Photographed by Amy Bartlam.
Spring Cleaning Task #2: Deep Clean Your Washer And Dryer
If you’re lucky enough to have laundry machines in your home, make sure to give them a little love. For the washer, run a cycle using white vinegar and baking soda instead of soap. Or, you can buy a pre-mixed washing machine cleaner at the store.

The lint filter on your dryer should be wiped clean after each load, but you'll also want to make sure debris hasn't built up inside the ventilation units behind your machine (which can be a major fire hazard). Use a standard dryer-cleaning kit, a duct brush, or a vacuum to clear lint that may be trapped deep within the vents.