Mrs Hinch, whose full name is Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.4 million followers on Instagram and has authored several books. Now, fans of hers have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips, one of which includes removing smells from washing machines.
Posting on Mrs Hinch Cleaning tips and tricks, one woman asked for advice on how to rid the odours from her “badly” smelling washing machine.
Nessa Charlotte Morrissey wrote: “My washing machine stinks badly inside, it’s only a year old. I’ve tried the Dettol cleaning solution and it’s still the same. What else can I do?”
For those who have ever caught a whiff of a nasty smell while taking out their laundry from the washing machine, chances are the dirty washer is to blame.
Even though they are relied upon to clean clothes and household items, it also needs a clean from time to time, so that it can perform to the best of its ability.
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Other Mrs Hinch fans suggested using soda crystals to remove washing machine odours.
Catherine Ann Graham said: “I put some soda crystals in mine every wash now. I’m just back from holiday and opened my door to put the first load in and it doesn’t have that awful stench it would normally after a week of not being used.”
Sandy Allen commented: “I always use soda crystals in the wash and never had a problem with a smell.”
Steph James added: “Soda crystals in the drum on a hot wash.”