Mrs. Hinch fans share an 80p hack for getting rid of odors in washing machines that “worked a treat!”
CLEANING aficionados have shared an 80p tip for getting rid of damp, noxious odors from washing machines.
The hack “worked a treat,” according to Mrs Hinch’s fans.
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and television. She now has over 4.2 million Instagram followers.
Her fans have now started their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and organizing advice.
A Facebook user asked how to get rid of odors from her washing machines in one group.
“How do you get the damp, musty smell out of a washing machine?” Linda Smith inquired.
Mrs Hinch fans flooded Linda’s post with comments.
However, soda crystals were the most popular solution.
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“Boil, then wash with soda crystals and vinegar,” Lala Plp responded.
“Also, check that the drawer is clean and that the rubber seal is free of black mold.”
Lala’s opinion was shared by Christine Gorton.
“I did this with mine and added a few drops of Zoflora,” she explained.
It was a great success!”
“Half a bag of soda crystals on a hot wash, but no white vinegar,” Sandra Tippen explained. “An engineer told me that white vinegar rots the rubber.”
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“Soda crystals,” said Sonia Blaylock.
“On a hot wash,” Sabrina Dumaresq replied.
“Just soda crystals,” Lorraine Oakley explained.
“Over time, white vinegar will rot the rubber.”
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Sainsbury’s sells Dri Pak Fine Soda Crystals for 80 pence.
Wilko Original Soda Crystals cost £1.50.
Fans of Mrs. Hinch also suggested leaving the washing machine doors open and using powder instead of pods.
“Leave the door open once you’ve finished a wash,” Sandra Pitwell advised.
“Calgon washing machine cleaner,” Jackie Doherty replied.
It’s great; I use it once a month.”
“Use powder instead of pods,” wrote Allison Taylor.
“After washing, leave the door open,” Spencer Tracy advised.
“Scrub with Pink Stuff spray and then use disinfectant to wash,” Stacey Brown advised.
It’s a miracle.”