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Have you Tried This Yet? Stopping a Stinky Washer

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This post was done in partnership with Lowe's and P&G. Opinions are always my own.

Guys, if you could see (and smell) my laundry room...

It's not something I'm proud of, but the small room where I keep my washer dryer and mountain of laundry is always the last on my to-do list.  This fall, however, I could wait no longer. I added it to my "must-clean" list and got serious with its problems.  Specifically, I needed to tackle the funky odor coming from my front-loading washer...

You see, I do all the things you are supposed to do, like leave the door open in between loads, but we wash some dirty, dirty laundry. (It might have something to do with having 5 boys in the house.) But, after a load of particularly dank clothing, I need to "reset" --- and this needed to come in the form of something tough that I could trust to get my washing machine back into full cleaning mode.

I tried out the Tide Washing Machine cleaner, available at Lowe's, and was totally back on my washing game in the amount of time it takes to wash one load of laundry.

This very effective cleaner had it sparkling, smelling fresh, and even gave my laundry room a better smell.  Yep, it really was my stinky washer that was making everything a little off-smelling.  Now, I'll be able to finish up "Mount Dirty Towels and Bedding" and have the room sorted, scrubbed, and in perfect working order.  Have you tried this yet?


In addition to cleaning out my washer, I have done the following to bring new life to my laundry room:

1. Removed cobwebs (why do spiders like it in there so much?)
2. Did a thorough lint trap cleaning
3. Cleaned out the pump under my washing machine
4. Organized my cupboards (Whoa! I found a few packages of laundry detergent I didn't know I had!)
5. Wipe the top and sides of my front-loading machines
6. Place a basket on the to of my washer for everyone to place their "pocket junk" (Now, I know where all the Lego heads go!)

What steps do you take to spiff up your laundry room? 

Now that you have this room done, you can tackle other projects in your home. PopSugar has a list of completely possible ideas that you can do -- many in one weekend, using your favorite P&G products! 

Wanna Win? We are giving one lucky reader a $100 Lowe's gift card to start your own "Have You Tried This Yet" project.  To be entered to win, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Entries must be received by October 27th at 11:59pm EST.  Open to U.S. residents 18+ only.  Good luck!


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39 comments

  1. I need to get some pool cleaning supplies.

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  2. I think I'd like to get a little bit of painting done. Maybe fix up the bathroom a little bit, gussy things up some. I'd also like to get a strong shelf for the basement.

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  3. I would love to buy the Tide washing machine cleaner to tackle ours -- and I would also love to "finish" the laundry room. We need to replace tiles and add a door.

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  4. I would tackle dishwasher installation


    JOE GERSCH
    JOEBISSY@mail.com

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  5. I would tackle closet organization!

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  6. I'd do the same thing as you - I'd work on cleaning out my laundry machine. I'd also buy curtain rods for use in our bedroom closets since we have no doors!

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  7. I'd love to finish the build-in bookshelves in our living room that I started over the summer but haven't quite put the finishing touches on yet!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  8. If we won, I would probably use the gift card to fix up our master bathroom!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

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  9. I would tackle making raised vegetable beds.

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  10. I would tackle painting my livingroom and kitchen.

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  11. I would tackle painting the guest bathroom and the family room.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  12. We are buying our first house and I would save it so I can PAINT!

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  13. I would tackle organizing my pantry

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  14. I would paint and build a cabinet or better storage.

    Rebecca Scott

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  15. We are putting up cabinets and shelves!! This would help us finish!!

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  16. The project I would work on would be my back concrete patio. I have been wanting to get a kit like we used in our garage to finish it off to look like flooring. It's an epoxy finish with paint chips added to wet epoxy and it is washable and looks clean all the time. Not such ugly concrete color.

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  17. I'd get some supplies to recaulk our bathroom. It needs it! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  18. I would use for painting updating me bedroom

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  19. i want to add some shelves to my laundry to help organize groceries :)

    natashangt (at) live (dot) com

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  20. Would love to paint our daughter's room pink or purple if I won. Thanks for the chance!!
    KIMMY RIPLEY

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  21. I have been wanting to paint our bedroom a new color and this would help get the paint.

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  22. I would use it to paint one of our bedrooms. We have two sons and one pink bedroom that needs updated. Thanks!

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  23. Garage doors need to be painted and also one of the bedrooms.

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  24. I would paint my bathroom.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  25. I would continue with updates on my master bathroom.

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  26. I would use the gift card towards a new fan and paint to redo the bedroom.

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  27. We are trying to redo our kitchen now. Bits and pieces here and there. This would help with paint.

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  28. I would tackle painting my Familyroom and kitchen.

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  29. I would tackle organizing my whole house

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  30. I would tackle painting the bathroom and getting a new vanity and sink
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. I'm going to buy a futon mattress a rug and locks for my doors because Loewes has it all

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  32. I'd love better lighting. Our master bedroom has NO overhead lighting. It's like a cave sometimes. The super big dream is new floors- get rid of carpet front door to living room to dining room.

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  33. i think i would try to find a new ceiling fan for my bedroom

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  34. We need new door handles for our new home!

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  35. I'd use it to help organize my garage.

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