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How to get rid of mould from fabric – THREE top techniques

How to get rid of mould from fabric - THREE top techniques

White distilled vinegar is a great mould killer. 

Make sure the vinegar is white as brown vinegar will stain your fabric. 

Dilute vinegar with clean water and work it directly into the stain, if the mould is mild you can simply pre-soak the fabric in this vinegar mixture and put it in the washing machine straight away. 

White distilled vinegar is perfect for brightening your whites too, simply add one to two cups of it to your washing machine when you come to put a load on. 

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Window cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share fabric softener hack for ‘streak-free’ windows

Window cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share fabric softener hack for ‘streak-free’ windows
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, has garnered popularity over the years for her cleaning tips and hacks. She began sharing her cleaning advice on social media and TV which led to a cleaning and tidying craze across the nation. Since then, Mrs Hinch fans have created their own social media groups dedicated to sharing cleaning tips and hacks.
They replied: “I don’t measure, just a small amount in a small squirty bottle, fill it up, spray window, wipe over with a wet cloth, use a window blade, wipe of excess water with another cloth and buff with a dry cloth to shine.”

Another person said: “Diluted fabric softener and a microfibre cloth… Smells amazing and no smears.”

Another user said: “Fabric softener and a microfibre cloth and e-glass cloth.”

Another replied: “Lenor in hot water.”

One user replied: “Vinegar in water, a drop of fairy, clean, dry off with scrunched up newspaper, a fraction of the cost of off the shelf cleaners.”

Another suggested: “White vinegar and water and a microfibre cloth to buff up.”

Another user said: “I had this battle yesterday, used window cleaner with newspaper which gave the best result.

“Or white vinegar spray works too.

“Microfibre cloths leave streaks and kitchen towel leaves residue.”

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Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share easy sofa cleaning tips for leather or fabric

Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share easy sofa cleaning tips for leather or fabric
Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchcliffe, posts regular cleaning tips on her Instagram account, which boasts four million followers. The cleaning guru is so popular that Facebook groups have been created dedicated to her, where fans often ask for advice from each other on how to clean specific household furniture or products.
Yesterday, one woman posted on a Mrs Hinch fan page to ask her fellow Hinchers about the best way to clean a leather sofa.

She said: “Help! My leather sofa needs a proper clean, any advice greatly welcome.

“I’m shielding so can’t go out shopping but will try getting things delivered to me,” she added.

The woman did not need to worry about going shopping as the post was inundated with comments suggesting that she use cleaning products that she may well already have in the house.

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Rubbing washing up liquid and water on your sofa using a sponge or a cloth seems to be a popular way to clean leather as it is also recommended on other tips-sharing websites, such as Mumsnet.com.

Another piece of simple advice Mrs Hinch fans recommended was using Dove soap.

“Dove soap,” said one Facebook user, her comment receiving multiple likes.

Another cleaning fan commented: “Dove soap and a soft brush.”

“Dove soap on a sponge and wipe the dirt off with a damp cloth,” added another Mrs Hinch fan.

Dove soap is again a popular choice for cleaning leather sofas on other cleaning websites.

Make sure to use the Dove liquid soap, and if you don’t have Dove, you can try another mild moisturising soap – it doesn’t matter which brand.

The important thing to remember is not to use products containing chemicals that could cause damage to your leather.

The two most common chemicals that could cause damage are alcohol and acetone.

Using natural ingredients not only leads to better cleaning results, but are also environmentally friendly.

A natural ingredient that can be used to clean a leather sofa is coconut oil, as one Mrs Hinch fan noted.

She commented on the Facebook post, saying: “Use coconut oil and a cloth. Not only will it clean it but it will feed the leather and keep it looking new for years.”

When asked if coconut oil makes leather greasy, the woman said: “Nope, if it is real leather is just soaks right in. Makes it look amazing!”