6 Things You've Probably Never Washed, but Should
Surprise! The washing machine itself needs an occasional cleaning, thanks to build-up of detergent, fabric softener, dirt and dead skin cells. (High-energy and front-loading machines are especially susceptible to mildew, according to the experts at The Laundress.) While commercial washing-machine cleaners are available, they recommend regularly running a "rinse" load of hot water and bleach.