Let's get Hinching!
If you haven't heard of Mrs Hinch, don't fret. I didn't know who they were before doing a bit of research!
Mrs. Hinch really does put the fun back into cleaning and has even released a book which shows you how to create not only a cleaner house, but a calmer you.
If you haven't got the time to sit and scroll through her Instagram for 3 hours or flick through each page in the book, have a read of our top ten Mrs. Hinch tips:
1. Zoflora, Zoflora and more Zoflora
This can be used on pretty much everything to disinfect and make your home smell great. Trust us... (or Mrs. Hinch).
2. Get rid of that plug smell
Sharing a flat or a house with a number of different people can be quite unpleasant at times... food clogged in the sink, stains that shouldn't be there, funky smells from the drain... need I go on?
All you need is:
- Soda crystals
- White vinegar
- A kettle of boiling water
Pour half a cup of soda crystals down the plug hole and half a cup of white vinegar and leave for 10 minutes. Then pour boiling water down the plug hole as well as a dash of your favourite Zoflora for extra freshness.
3. Get that fridge glistening again
It won't be the most delightful task, especially with all the stickiness and (the occasional) gone off food that comes with communal living... but needs must!
4. Cif the sink!
A bit pricey, but who can put a price on a clean house?
Mrs. Hinch swears by the Cif Stainless Steel spray to clean the sinks. It's your choice if you want to do this or just use standard cleaner spray... your call!
5. Freshen up the carpet
Hoovering is one of my LEAST favourite jobs, what about you?
What if I told you that you could get your carpet smelling and looking dreamy, without the need for hoovering?
6. Blitz that bathroom!
Having a perfectly clean bathroom never felt so good. Mrs Hinch swears by wipes to clean her floor, this can be quicker than getting out a mop and bucket, plus it takes less time to dry. She sprays Dettol spray on the toilet flush, which she also uses in the kitchen on the cupboards and all door handles around the house, and to finish off, Harpic active fresh in pine to freshen up the loo.
7. Mattress magic
Mattresses can collect a lot of dirt, dead skin cells and odours - grim! So although you can't really stick it in the washing machine and be done with it, Mrs Hinch has a simple way to draw dirt, moisture and odours. All you need is to put bicarbonate of soda in a sieve and sprinkle it over the whole mattress, with a pair of marigolds on, rub it into the problem areas and leave it for a couple of hours or for as long as possible. To finish just vacuum it off and you're done!
8. Spotless windows
It may slip your mind to clean your windows but when you open them they tend you get dirty around the hinges and if you're like Mrs Hinch, you'll want to clean everywhere. Mrs Hinch uses Elbow grease, which you just need to spray on and wipe over with a cloth. You can use Elbow grease on anything, Mrs Hinch also uses it on the top of the toaster, oven and cooker hood.
9. Pink scrub the oven
Keeping on top of cleaning your oven will save you having to do a big clean when you move out. All you need for this is The Pink Stuff which you can get from the likes of Home Bargains. Soak the trays in hot water with washing up liquid and scrub. Taking a dollop of The Pink Stuff on a Scrub Daddy, scrub the inside of the oven and glass screen in circular motions and repeat until clean. Remember to rinse it all out at the end.
Cleaning can seem like a lot of effort after a long day at uni, but you'll be surprised how much you can get done in half an hour. Mrs Hinch writes a list of things she wants to clean or jobs around the house to do and will give herself a time limit of half an hour.
If she has done all the jobs and has time left over, she'll add a few more things, this can help motivate yourself by testing how much you can get done, and half an hour will go by in no time.