Tips for Cleaning Your Laundry Hamper

Fir Wood Hamper with Poly Cotton Bag

The Fir Wood Hamper’s Poly Cotton Bag is removable.

Laundry hampers are important in any home. They help you store clothing and other items that need laundered so you don’t end up with laundry all over your home. However, no matter what type of hamper you have, it is important to clean it from time to time. Without cleaning bacteria and mold can grow and you’ll also find that the hampers can become a bit smelly too. Here are some cleaning tips to remember.

If the hamper has a liner in it, make sure that it gets washed each week when the clothes get washed. This way it is fresh and clean all the time, cutting down on smells.

If you have plastic laundry hampers, you’ll find that they are easy to clean. Use hot soapy water to clean them inside and out from time to time and then dry them. This way you eliminate any nasty bacteria that may start growing.

To eliminate smells, sometimes it is a good idea to put a bit of baking soda into the hamper as well. The baking soda helps to keep the smells at bay that can occur.

Of course, if you have wicker hampers, they can be a bit more difficult to clean. If there are stains, make sure you spot clean them and avoid getting the wicker too wet. Try to clean them regularly so you don’t end up with any mold or mildew inside of them.

Laundry hampers can be a harbor for bacteria and smells, so make sure you use these tips on a regular basis to clean them out. This way you avoid smells and keep clothing from being affected by bacteria or mildew from the hamper.

Posted by Sally November 06, 2010 at 6:00 PM under Clotheslines and Laundry

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