Mrs Hinch, also known as Sophie Hinchcliffe, has become an online sensation after sharing her cleaning hacks on Instagram.
But who is Mrs Hinch and what are her best tips?
We’ve been keeping a close eye on Sophie’s Instagram updates, and here’s what we know…
Who is Mrs Hinch?
Sophie Hinchcliffe is a self-proclaimed ‘cleaning mad’ woman from Essex, whose passion for cleaning has gained her an army of fans.
Known as Mrs Hinch, 28-year-old Sophie’s top tips have gained her over 600k followers on Instagram.
Sophie refers to her followers as the Hinch Army, and her pictures of her immaculate home complete with gleaming kitchen work tops, crumb-free floors and perfectly presented home accessories gain thousands of likes and comments.
Although Sophie’s pictures are lovely, our favourite updates are her cleaning hacks for us to try out at home. Here are some of her best ones…
Mrs Hinch’s cleaning tips
Keep your Christmas tree looking perfect
Fans went crazy recently when Sophie shared a video on her Instagram stories letting us in on how she keeps her Christmas tree looking flawless.
So that nobody can see any pesky bauble strings poking out of her tree branches, Mrs Hinch revealed that she sprays canned snow over the strings to hide that they’re there.
‘These little parts where you can see where the baubles are attached, I just put a bit of snow over it,’ she said.
Looks like it’s going to be a white and snowy Christmas!
Mrs Hinch’s Zoflora tips
Anyone who follows Sophie’s updates will know she is crazy about Zoflora. The budget disinfectant liquid is Sophie’s go-to product when it comes to most household chores, but she recently admitted she cannot go to bed without giving her sink a deep clean first.
As part of the ritual, Sophie pours soda crystals down her plug before rinsing it with… you guessed it, Zoflora. Sophie then pours boiling water over the mixture to rinse out the plug. Sounds simple enough!
And if you love the product as much as Sophie does, you’ll be happy to hear their Christmas scents are on sale on Home Bargains for just 99p! Time to get the Christmas playlist on indulge in some deliciously-smelling deep cleaning…
Keep your bin smelling clean
Sophie has a simple life hack when it comes to keeping her bin smelling fresh. After cleaning it with a disinfectant spray, Sophie douses a piece of kitchen roll in Zoflora, folds it up and leaves it at the bottom of her bin before inserting a bin bag. Genius!
Fabric conditioner to clean doors
Sophie surprised even the most clued-up cleaners earlier this week when she revealed she uses fabric conditioner to keep her doors clean. Sophie appeared on This Morning and revealed fabric conditioner mixed with water allows her to wipe down marks on doors without removing the paint. Who would have thought?!
Sophie’s entertaining Instagram posts include her giving cute names to her favourite cleaning products. One she regularly uses is Minky, otherwise known as an antibacterial cleaning pad. Sophie’s love for Minky is so infectious she has made them sell out in the UK!
Sharing is caring, and Sophie recently shared a cleaning tip from a member of her Hinch Army. The tip in question was one for cleaning rugs, and it goes as follows – one capful of fabric conditioner mixed with washing gel. Then add warm water and mix before wiping onto the rug with a clean cloth. That’s one we can all try at home!
The Pink Stuff
Another one of Sophie’s favourite products, The Pink Stuff, is a budget cleaning paste that Sophie uses to keep her oven and hobs looking gleaming. We’ll take some of that!
Mrs Hinch’s hacks just make us want to put on the rubber gloves and get spraying! Have you tried any of Sophie’s hacks or do you have any hacks of your own? We want to hear from you – head over to our Facebook and join the conversation!
Words by Saskia Murphy.