Help Keep Musty Odors Out Of Your Laundry Room With This TikTok-Approved Gadget

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Front-load washing machines tend to develop musty smells so it's common to leave the doors open after every wash. By doing this, the machine interior will air out and the moisture generated from the cycle won't stay long enough to develop mold. Leaving the door hanging open isn't always an efficient move, however, as it may swing back shut or it can be pushed close by accident. In a recent TikTok post, @brookecasadelsol's hack presents a solution to this problem in the form of a simple magnetic device that attaches to the front of the washing machine and keeps the door open.

When a laundry cycle is completed, small amounts of water may remain in various parts of the machine. If this moisture doesn't dry completely, it can create an environment conducive to the growth of mold and mildew, leading to unpleasant odors. Keeping the door open for a few hours after each use should be enough to air it out properly. Another way to address your smelly washing machine is to deep clean it on a regular basis, paying attention to the drum and other parts.

The washer door prop

The Magoog washer door prop sold by Amazon has magnetic disks on both sides so it can be attached to the surface of the washer and the inside of the door to prop it open. This gadget is best used on metal washers, but if yours isn't metal, metal adhesive discs are included so you can stick them on the surfaces where you want to use the door prop. It costs $10 and comes in gray and black so you can choose whatever fits more with your decor.

The LEVOSHUA is another front-load washer door prop to consider but it works differently. It is a short, bendable rubber tool that has a magnet at the end. The strong magnet adheres to the surface of the washer while the rubber end can be manipulated to be the best holder or hook for your washer's shape. It is also on Amazon for $10 and comes in either black or white. If you're updating your laundry room to make it as functional as possible, the door prop is a small but powerful gadget that you need to add to your cart.