Sunday, July 12, 2009

Does Your Washing Machine Smell Musty? (Review and Giveaway)

Since I wipe it down the inside gaskets on my washing machine and let it air dry after each use, I figured I was OK in the musty smelling washing machine department even though I didn’t run the cleaning cycle on my new washing machine monthly like the manufacturer recommended.

That is until Smelly Washer contacted me and asked me if I wanted to try their product. Through the power of Google I found out that many of you have stinky washers and that made me wonder about my washing machine. The clothes come out smelling clean, so I’m good, right? To be sure, I stuck my head in my washing machine (the lengths I go to for you people!) and took a sniff. My washing machine smelled like detergent with a faint end note of funk.

Urm, send the Smelly Washer please.

Turns out that even though I let the washing machine dry out between loads I still do a few things that cause washing machine smells. Oops.

I added one capful of Smelly Washer to my washing machine and ran the cleaning cycle. Once it finished I took a sniff – no more detergent and slight funk smell. Yay!

If you have a particularly smelly washing machine, you may have to do an overnight soak/run it though twice.

You can use Smelly Washer top loading, front loading, and HE washing machines. Smelly Washier is made from natural citrus based ingredients and is biodegradable. In addition to airing out my washing machine and wiping down the inside door gaskets, I’m going to start running Smelly Washer through my washing machine once a month just to keep any possible funk at bay.

Smelly Washer Giveaway! *Closed*

I’m giving away one bottle of Smelly Washer to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment on my blog with either a laundry tip or tale of laundry woe.

You can earn extra chances to win by doing any of the following after you’ve made your initial comment on my blog:

You must leave a separate comment for each method you used to enter the contest. If you choose to use every method of entry, you have up to five chances to win! Please make sure that you leave a separate comment on my blog for each method of entry because I will use a random number generator to select the winner. The contest will run from July 12 – July 28, 2009.

This contest is open to US residents only. I will not share your email address with any third parties because I hate spam probably more than you do. Although Spam’s not too bad if served with eggs and a side of crunchy toast for breakfast, but that’s just me.