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Yes, you need to be cleaning your washing machine — and this is the easiest way to do it

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If you've recently found yourself watching more deep-cleaning videos on YouTube or TikTok than ever before, you're not alone. These clips are like the new form of ASMR videos. There's something just so satisfying about watching something so dusty, filthy or grimy become almost like new.

In your latest TikTok scrolling session, you may have seen some people cleaning out their washing machines. While there are several different tricks TikTokers use to clean out their washing machines (you can use a mix of different cleaning supplies or try the dish soap packet hack), there's one product that's specifically made for the daunting task.

The Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner is the only thing you need to thoroughly clean out your washing machine so you're not reusing dirty water during each laundry load.

We hate to tell you this, but your washing machine is probably pretty gross right now. 

$12 at Amazon

Using too much detergent can be one of the biggest factors of buildup in your washing machine, but your washer is also subject to excess dirt, grease, lint, water minerals and fabric softener soils. To get rid of any odor-causing residue in your machine, use one tab monthly (or every 30 wash cycles) for best results.

To start the cleaning process, be sure no clothing is in the washer. Then all you need to do is place the tab inside the washer tub (not in the detergent dispenser), and select the clean washer cycle. If your machine doesn't have this option, you can select a normal or heavy cycle — just be sure to select hot water. After the cycle ends, remove any remaining residue with a paper towel.

If you're not yet using this Affresh cleaner on a regular basis, you need to add it to your rotation. More than 275,000 shoppers on Amazon now swear by this game-changing cleaning product.

One shopper, who mentioned they live in an apartment with "terrible maintenance," says that after having their washer replaced, the replacement ended up being dirty.

"I tried running a hot water wash, which helped a little. Bleach was some help too. Vinegar didn't seem to do much," the reviewer said. "Affresh fixed the mess. I got the tablets and the wipes and between the two, succeeded in getting rid of the gunk. So if you've got a college boy-level of disgusting going on in your washer, this will do the trick."

Honestly, this is the easiest home hack ever? Thank you forever, Affresh.

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