I love Mrs Hinch, it’s so inspiring to see such popularity about cleaning, I love her Instagram account: @mrshinchhome. I have always been a lover of cleaning, I find it de-stresses me, so if I am feeling cross you will find me scrubbing the kitchen cupboards! I also have to keep on top of it as we have young children and pets. Lots of people are cleaning, more so than normal, during lockdown and some of my favourite cleaning products have been named the number one products. These are the top 5 cleaning hacks:
Bicarbonate of soda on the mattress
What a fabulous idea; to clean your mattress with Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda). There are some really easy steps to achieve this:
- Remove the bedsheets from your bed (give them a wash and add Zoflora Clean Linen scent to the wash too).
- Vacuum any debris and dust off your mattress.
- Apply a spot cleaner to any stains and marks.
- Sprinkle 1 – 3 cups of Bicarbonate of Soda on the mattress, sprinkle more in areas that are particular smelly.
- If you can move the mattress into the sun (move it towards a window).
- Let the Bicarbonate of Soda sit for 24 hours.
- Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum and remove the Bicarb from the mattress.
- Flip the mattress and do the same again.
This should be done 1-2 times a year to keep your mattress smelling fresh!
Keep your bins smelling fresh with Zoflora
I love Zoflora, I use it all the time. Mrs Hinch has a great and simple tip: soak a sheet of kitchen roll with Zoflora and leave it in the bin. Such a simple idea and it really works. I also, sometimes, spray the bin with Poo-Pourri which keeps it smelling super!
Use the Pink Stuff on your cooker
The Pink Stuff is a great paste cleaner that you simply apply to surfaces with a cloth, like a microfibre cloth. After you have rubbed the surface with the paste and cloth, you simply wipe it clean with warm water.
Clean stains with Mayonnaise
This, I found, is amazing. I had no idea you could use Mayo to clean stains. You can use mayo to clean water stains from wood and furniture for example. Cover the stain, let it sit over night and wipe clean. Give the wood a polish afterwards to add a shine back to the wood.
Use a pillowcase to keep your bed sheets clean
A great way to store your clean bedding, is to put it inside a pillowcase. I love this idea. Not least because I always lose at least 1 item from a bedding set. This is a great way of keeping the sets together and keeping them smelling fresh. You could add a little squirt of linen spray every couple of weeks to keep the bedding smelling fresh too.
I love all of these tips from Mrs Hinch: especially Zoflora tips, as I love it – I use it everyday and for everything that I can use it for. Since lockdown I haven’t been able to get a lot of it but hopefully I have enough. 1 cap full, diluted with water will fill a trigger spray bottle and keep your house clean for days.
A big thank you to End of Tenancy London for sharing this fabulous information!