Mrs Hinch’s most popular cleaning hack costs just £1.85

According to a new YouGov poll, 49 per cent of us are cleaning and tidying our homes more than ever before – thanks entirely to the fact that we’re all staying at home pretty much 24/7 right now.

With time on our hands and having had enough of staring at the dust bunnies in the corners of every room (long gone are the days of being able to ignore them), it’s no surprise that ‘Mrs Hinch cleaning tips’ has become one of the top monthly Google searches.

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For the uninitiated, Mrs Hinch (aka Sophie Hinchliffe) is an online cleaning influencer, or a cleanfluencer, if you will. She inspires her 3.3 million Instagram followers every day with her savvy, genius and often inexpensive cleaning hacks. Now, cleaning company, End of Tenancy Cleaning London, have compiled a list of the top Mrs Hinch cleaning tips and tricks and in at the number one spot is her ‘bicarbonate soda on the mattress’ hack, which is the most searched for Mrs Hinch-approved cleaning trick on the internet.

The best part is that it uses a product that’s probably already lurking in your cupboards, bicarbonate of soda, and if not it won’t set you back more than a couple pounds to purchase – you can get a 500g box of Mrs Hinch’s preferred brand for just £1.85.

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Clean & Natural Bicarbonate of Soda, £1.85, Ethical Superstore

This is a quick and efficient cleaning hack that Mrs Hinch uses all the time to keep her mattresses super clean and smelling fresh and it takes minimal effort.

After stripping the sheets off the bed, she sprinkles the bicarbonate of soda over the mattress using a sieve and leaves it for at least an hour. ‘For those asking why I use bicarb and what does it do, it’s an odour eliminator so any odours that may be lingering in the mattress it just soaks them up and absorbs them. It works really, really well,’ the cleaning guru explained on Instagram.

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After an hour she uses the hoover to remove any excess powder. The final flourish is a couple drops of lavender essential oil on the pillows – you could use any essential oil but lavender is known for its calming properties so can encourage a good night’s sleep.

Ta da! The freshest smelling bedding you’ve ever known.