Baking soda is appropriate for use in a washing machine, according to Arm & Hammer. Baking soda can be used to remove smells and stains from clothing or to clean the machine itself. More »

Turn baking soda into washing soda by placing a few tablespoons of baking soda on a metal baking sheet and heating it in an oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for around an hour. After an hour, allow the washing soda to cool... More »

A mixture of baking soda and white vinegar is the best way to clean and remove bad smells from both top-loading and front-loading washing machines. Using 2-4 cups of white vinegar and 1/4 to 3/4 cup baking soda is an ide... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Smell Removal

Baking soda, borax and oxygen-based bleach make excellent alternatives to laundry detergent. Baking soda is inexpensive and is excellent for cleaning clothes. The easiest method is adding 1 cup of baking soda to the wash... More »

Shower curtains can be washed in a regular washing machine when the right products are used. The best way to wash a shower curtain in a machine is by including two bath towels and using products such as vinegar, baking s... More » Home & Garden Cleaning Laundry

Some wool blankets can be washed in a washing machine, but only if allowed in the manufacturer's instructions or on the label. Manufacturers often coat wool blankets in a resin that protects the fibers from damage in a w... More »

Suede shouldn't be washed in a washing machine because the material stains very easily from almost any type of liquid, even water. The best way to wash suede is to bring it to a professional cleaner who specializes in cl... More »