Clothes fresh out of the washing machine smell amazing when you follow these simple home maintenance tips. Whether you have a top-loader or a front-loader, a clean washing machine is more efficient, saving you money. Those fluffy towels and work shirts will have the dirt and grime cleaned away with only pleasant scents left behind.

Clean the seal of your front-loader regularly to keep mildew and mold away. Run the clean cycle once a month or based on manufacturer recommendations to clean the entire machine. Top-loaders may also feature a clean cycle that keeps the machine running like new. All that’s left for you to do is run your clothes through their cycles and enjoy the lovely scent of your favorite detergent or softener fresh out of the dryer