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Our favourite cleaning hacks for mums from Mrs Hinch

Mrs Hinch

We never thought we’d take so enjoyment in cleaning, but thanks to mum and cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, we’ve caught the cleaning bug, and there’s nothing we love more than a bit of a Hinching around the house when (if) we get two minutes to spare.


Throwback to yesterday when my tooth didn’t hurt (still can’t get over this Pain 😂) But on a serious note guys I’ve never in my life felt a love like this! I want to be able to hold Ronnie like this forever , I want to be able to protect him from any pain or heart ache. But most of all , as he grows, I want him to treat others with kindness and respect, I want him to listen with the intent to understand not just to respond, I want him to be thankful , be grateful but most of all remember just how loved he is. After all Ronnie is the MOST important mark I will ever leave on this world. Happy Sunday everyone, have a wonderful evening! Lots and lots of love to you all and thank you for always being there when I need you most 🖤 xxx #mrshinch

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Since becoming a mum to the adorable Ronnie, Mrs Hinch, aka Sophie Hinchcliffe has become our go when it comes to keeping the house in shape with a little one. From keeping the floor spick and span at dinner time to cleaning products that are safe for babies, our Mum Lister is a pro.

  1. Floor mats at dinner time – tired of your floor looking like it's just witnessed a food fight? Pop some large wipe clean sheets down on the floor to catch all the food mess your baby drops during dinner time.

  2. Remove stains from baby clothes – wash your babies stained clothes and leave out in bright direct sunlight to dry and the stain should lift. 

  3. Suction black out blinds – does your baby always wake up as soon as the sun rises? Mrs Hinch mentioned suction black out blinds in her Instagram stories that she attaches to Ronnie's windows so that he sleeps in longer!

  4. Avoid a smelly kitchen bin - Our kitchen bins can get rather smelly, especially if you’re throwing away lots of leftover baby food and nappies! To tackle nasty smells from your bin, spray a sheet of kitchen roll with diluted zoflora, and lay it in the bottom of the bin before putting the bin liner in. Then replace when you change the bin.

  5. Zoflora in dyson filter – Another Zoflora tip, is to wipe some diluted Zoflora on your vacuum filter to release lots of nice smells every time you vacuum.

  6. Combat smelly drains - Pour some crystls and white wine vinegar down the plug to have your sink smelling fresh! 

  7. Clean taps naturally - Swap strong limescale remover for half a lemon. Rub the lemon on your chrome taps and wipe to make them look shiny clean!

  8. Clean the microwave – Pop a bowl of warm water and a few slices of lemon in the microwave and turn on for a few minutes. The condensation and fresh scent will make it easy to clean and smell fresh. 

  9. Keep hard to reach areas clean - Ever touched the tops of your kitchen cupboards to feel a layer of dust and grease? Use sheets of newspaper on top of the kitchen cupboards to soak up the grease and keep them clean.

  10. Remove marker pen - Remove permanent marker on tables by spraying on some hairspray and giving it a rub. 

  11. Remove sticky marks - Peeled off stickers can leave unattractive marks that collect dirt. Luckily, they can be easily removed with baby oil! 

  12. Keep toilet brushes germ free - Pop a cap of Zoflora in the toilet brush holder to stop germs from breeding in there. 


And she’s not the only one that’s got us crazy about cleaning, other mumfluencers including Stacey Soloman and Emily Norris have become Queens of clean with their helpful hacks they share on Instagram. 

Some of our favourites include Stacey washing down Rex's VERY messy high-chair with a hose-pipe outside and her organisation hack to hang up packets in the cupboard on a rail with pegs! We also love Emily Norris' quick blind cleaning hack where she wraps cloths around the end of her barbecue tongs and swiping them over her blinds and also, her easy tip to wash bath toys - just put them in the dishwasher! 



Our best buys inspired by Mrs Hinch

Ideal for putting under your little ones high chair while they're eating and also perfect for messy play, these large, wipe clean sheets are a must have for parents who want to keep their house clean and tidy, despite having a toddler! 

Does your little one rise early in the mornings throughout the summer months? Instead of investing in a pricey blackout blind, this easy to secure, suction blind will do the trick! 

Anyone that follows Mrs Hinch will know how much she just can't get enough of Zoflora! This three pack are scented specifically for the summer months and there's enough here to use in your bins, vacuum cleaner and toilet brush holders! 

Does your plug hole and sink smell a bit pongy? Pop some soda crystals down there for that fizz that Mrs Hinch loves to hear! 

Clean while you walk in these comfy slippers! You could even make it into a game with your little ones to see who can win the dirtiest slipper award! 

Perfect for those hard to reach areas, the SonicScrubber is like a giant toothbrush that cleans all those tough marks and dirt with ease.

Of cours, we couldn't mention Mrs Hinch without mentioning Minky! Her trusty cleaning pad has become iconic thanks to Mrs Hinch and we love this colourful 3-pack. 

  • Author: Lorna White Lorna White
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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