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‘They don’t come in!’ Mrs Hinch fans share cheap hack for deterring house flies

Mrs Hinch fans share cheap hack

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of hers have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips.

Another user suggested: “Put a clear bag full of 2ps and 1ps in water, hang from the doors and windows, they think it’s a wasp nest and stay away.”

Other users also recommended using one or two pence coins inside a sealed sandwich bag full of water.

They then suggested to hang the bag up near doors and windows.

“Put a bag of water with a few 2ps in hanging beside your door,” claimed another person.

One user suggested: “We used to grow basil by the back door when we lived in Western Australia as they were so bad.

“There are a few different herbs that are recommended to grow around the doorways to help keep flies at bay. I would google to see what is recommended.”

Another person added: “Eucalyptus oil and mint oil, I put in burners. Not one fly in the house now.”

A third penned: “Peppermint oil. Mix in a spray bottle with water and spray around windows and doors. Apparently lavender or eucalyptus works too.”

A fourth said: “We have several basil plants next to doors, it definitely seems to be working.”

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Norway Summons Chinese Ambassador Over ‘Unacceptable’ Hack Attack

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While Norway’s security service (PST) is still carrying on with their investigation of the IT attack, the country’s authorities have blamed the reported March attack on China, calling it an attack on Norwegian democracy.

Norway has accused China of a hack attack against Storting, the Norwegian parliament, that reportedly took place in March.

On 10 March, the Storting announced data breaches in its e-mail systems. The hack was performed through the exploitation of security holes in the Microsoft Exchange e-mail server.

“It is a serious attack that affected our most important democratic institution,” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide said, as quoted by national broadcaster NRK. “Several of our allies, the EU and Microsoft have also confirmed this. The Chinese authorities must prevent such attacks from taking place, so that similar incidents do not happen again,” Søreide added.

“All cyber operations leave different forms of traces, and then it is, among other things, our security services that make assessments of that and compile that information. And on the basis of this information, the government has made an assessment that the attack originated from China,” Søreide said.

Ine Eriksen Søreide said that her ministry summoned the Chinese ambassador to discuss the attack directly.

“That such malicious cyberactivity is allowed to take place is not in line with the norms for responsible state behaviour in the digital space that all UN member states have agreed upon. We have today summoned the Chinese ambassador and taken up the matter directly,” the foreign minister said.

Norway’s security service (PST) said their investigation of the IT attack was still ongoing. However, Storting President Tone Wilhelmsen Trøen called the attack on the Storting an attack on Norwegian democracy.

“The attack was unacceptable and very serious, and it must be expected that the Chinese authorities do what they can to prevent such IT attacks from happening,” Trøen said, calling for more international cooperation in order maintain a “well-functioning, open and stable democracy”.

Norway is not the only country to have accused China of computer attacks. Norway’s finger-wagging at China was supported by the EU, the UK, the US and NATO. The White House voiced its concern about China’s “irresponsible and destabilising behaviour in cyberspace”, whereas Director of Operations at the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre Paul Chichester” called it “another example of a malicious attack” and “completely unacceptable”.

In a statement to NRK, the Chinese embassy said there was reason to suspect political manipulation.

“We hope Norway can provide facts and evidence to find out the truth,” the embassy said.

Furthermore, it called China a defender of cyber security that has worked against this type of behaviour, opposing cyberattacks and cybertheft in all forms.

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‘Works like a dream!’ Mrs Hinch fan on ‘game-changing’ oven cleaning hack to remove grime

How to clean an oven

There are many oven cleaning products available to buy at supermarkets.

However, these do not always come cheap and may not be necessary.

One homeowner explained she simply used fabric softener to get rid of grime on her oven racks.

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She posted a picture of her oven rack showing she had used to hack on one half which was notably cleaner.

“I actually hate cleaning my oven racks,” she wrote.

“Saw a tip for soaking them in hot water with fabric softener and thought it was worth a shot.

“It works like a dream! Can you tell which half I’ve soaked?

A social media user commented: “Going to try this! Definitely one of my worst jobs!”

One more said: “That’s great! Will give it a try.”

Another added: “Will have to give it a try! Now I need something to clean the rest of the oven now.”

“Oh wow, I’m trying this,” added another homeowner.

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How to clean your drains – the 20-second TikTok hack to leave your drains smelling fresh

Drains are an important part of your home. These pipes or channels carry off surplus liquid waste, but sometimes they can become clogged with food and other debris. When drains become clogged with junk, it can be appealing to call a plumber to solve the issue. But with proper maintenance and regular cleaning, you won’t have to call in a professional to your property

Drains can emit horrible smells or become clogged over time.

You should clean drains regularly to get rid of odours and buildup and prevent issues.

If you find water no longer drains properly, you may be facing an issue that can be solved by cleaning your drain.

Follow the below steps to leave your drains smelling fresh in just 20 seconds.

READ MORE: Cleaning hacks: Top 5 tips for cleaning your bathroom

How often should you clean your drain?

The frequency of your drain cleaning schedule is dependent on how prone you are to clogging and other draining issues.

If you are at higher risk of clogged drains because, for instance, you do not have a dishwasher, it is best to clean them weekly.

However, if you do not suffer these issues a bi-monthly or monthly clean may be sufficient instead.

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‘Wipes right off!’ Mrs Hinch fans share 5p hack for removing burned food from glass dishes

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning sensation has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of Mrs Hinch have created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning tips.

Another user said: “Soak in warm water with a dishwasher tablet and washing up liquid. Works all the time.”

Another cleaning fan said: “Put a dishwasher tablet in the dish, pour boiling water over the top and let it sit for a few hours.”

While another agreed: “Soak with a dish washer tablet or washing powder.”

Anther person replied: “Dishwasher tablets and boiling water and leave to soak for a few hours and it’ll wipe right off.

Another user simply said: “Dishwasher tablet, boiling water and let it soak overnight.”

You can buy a box of 30 dishwasher tablets from ASDA for as little as £1.50 which works out at 5p per tablet.

Other suggestions included using washing powder, Cif oven cleaner, wire wool, Elbow Grease, soda crystals and vinegar.

One person even suggested using sugar and salt.

They said: “Sounds weird but sugar and salt.

“Let that soak in, you don’t need too much and then add a little bit of water and scrub it.”

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‘Tried and tested!’ Mrs Hinch fans share 99p hack for removing sticky residue from plastic

Another cleaning fan said: “Nail polish remover and a blade.”

Another said: “Try nail varnish remover. I find it good or even WD40.”

Another fellow Mrs Hinch fan said: “Nail varnish remover works for us.”

Other suggestions from cleaning fans included using WD40, hand sanitiser, washing up liquid, lighter fluid and mayonnaise.

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‘Worked on ours!’ Mrs Hinch fans share £1 hack for removing oil from driveways

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, has garnered popularity in recent years due to her cleaning recommendations on social media and TV. Since gaining popularity, she has amassed a whopping 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Now, fans of hers have shared their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips.

One Facebook user suggested: “Apparently washing powder works then brush it with stiff broom.”

Another said: “Washing powder and scrub should do the trick works on the hands too.”

Another cleaning fan explained: “Biological washing powder. Spread layer over, leave a few days then if it hasn’t rained, spray with watering can, then use deck scrubber, then jet or power wash.”

You can buy 750ml of Easy Concentrated Laundry Liquid from Online Pound Store for £1.

“Squirt a fair bit on a scrub with boiling water.”

Another said: “Fairy washing up liquid, boiling water and a power wash should do the trick.”

“I’m sure I’ve seen Coca Cola suggested before,” said another user.

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‘It’s brilliant!’ Mrs Hinch fans share cheap hack for cleaning dirty skirting boards

Other suggestions for cleaning skirting boards from Mrs Hinch fans include using a cloth and hot water, baby wipes, floor wipes, shaving foam and fabric conditioner.

One user suggested: “Dishmatic filled with washing up liquid, fabric softener and water and run across.

“The softener helps repel dust.”

Another person replied: “I use floor wipes bought in any super market they do the job so easily.”

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Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans share ‘brilliant’ 60p cling film hack for cleaning ovens

Fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared more tips on social media. Mrs Hinch garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram.

Another cleaning fan replied: “Going to try this too. Thanks for the tip.”

“I’m trying this,” said another.

Another individual suggested: “Will give this a go, thanks for the tip!”

You can buy cling film for just 60p from ASDA and Cif Cream for £1 from Tesco and Sainsbury’s.

Some cleaning fans said they weren’t sure if they would be able to unravel the cling film.

Other Mrs Hinch fans wanted to know whether the hack worked on oven racks.

The person who posted the hack said she didn’t think it worked on oven racks.

For those wondering how to clean their oven racks, Mrs Hinch fans had a suggestion for that too.

“Bubble bath and hot water in a bath and let the racks soak for at least a couple of hours,” said one person.

“Muck comes off easily,” they added.

Another said: “Put the racks in hot water with a dishwasher tablet and leave to soak for a couple of hours or more, the dirt just wipes away and racks are left like new.”

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‘Shocked to find it works!’ Mrs Hinch fans share hack to remove burned-on food from pans

Fans of cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, have shared their tips on social media once again. Mrs Hinch garnered popularity after sharing her cleaning tips and recommendations on social media and TV. The cleaning enthusiast now has over 4.1 million followers on Instagram.

Another social media user replied: “Top chefs recommend soaking in cold water.

“I was shocked and surprised to find it works.”

Another person said: “Leave cold water in it all day, works a treat.”

One cleaning enthusiast said: “Soak it in cold water, same with porridge, comes off much easier.”

“Once you finished eating it will clean really easily.”

Other suggestions included using a tea bag, a dishwasher tablet, dish soap or butter.

“Put a bit of butter in makes it easier and nicer,” said one person.

Another replied: “Tea bag in water.”

Another person said: “Dishwasher tablet and hot water then leave to soak.”

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