kitchen, bathroom & laundry blog
January 3, 2018

Organize Your Home This Summer

With many of us having a few weeks over summer, we think it’s a perfect time to do tasks to get your home ready for 2018.

 

 

Clean the filter in your dishwasher

Are you finding that your dishwasher smells when you open it? That your dishes are left with remnants of food? Are you finding that your dishes aren’t cleaning as well? Before you call any repairman, it could be that you need to clean your dishwasher filter!

Most dishwashers today have a cylindrical, detachable filter sitting on the bottom of the tub. This is different from the hard food disposer found in older models, which is a design that has become much less common.

There’s a good chance you have the former: a removable screen filter which catches large food particles and prevents them from clogging up the dishwashers drain. On most dishwashers, you can easily take it out with a half counter-clockwise turn.

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Organize your Fridge

At this time of year, we have so many leftovers in our fridge from all the Christmas dinners, lunches and all the friends and friends who have been popping in over the festive season.

There is no better feeling than opening a clean and organized fridge, and there is no better time to throw away that food that has been in there for JUUUUST too long, take everything out and wipe down all the shelves, and organize your fridge back to its former glory.

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Clean the filter in your washing machine.

First step, is to find the filter. If you can’t find the supplier manual, know that some filters are inside the center agitator. If your agitator cover is removable, check near the bottom where it attaches to the tub.

Finally, the lint trap or filter may be simply a small screen near the water pump or at the end of the drainage hose. To access the filter on a standard top load washer, the outer housing of the washer will need to be removed.

Wherever you find it, I’ll bet you’ll find a sticky layer of wet lint.

The washer lint filter should be cleaned at least four times per year to keep your machine working its best and reduce the amount of lint that redeposits on your clothes.

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