DIY Washing Machine Cleaner: 2 c. of white vinegar, split between the detergent dispenser and the rest into the basin. Turn the washing machine on to the "clean washer" setting. After that is done, sprinkle about c. baking soda in the basin.
Of course, it's a Martha Stewart idea: Transform everyday vessels into elegant vases by coating their interiors with glass enamel. Any container will do -- buy up old bottles at a flea market or try kitchen cast-offs, such as jam jars.