Mrs Hinch fans often take to social media to share cleaning advice on a variety of topics. Asking for help on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, Alison Padgett wrote: “My washing machine smells a lot. I have done a really hot wash and it hasn’t done anything. Can you help?” The post was commented on more than 60 times with cleaning enthusiasts sharing their top tips.
Washing machine smells are commonly caused by a combination of mould, mildew and bacteria.
Over time, soap scum, body oil and hair can also get caught inside the machine.
This is why it is important to clean the washing machine regularly.
Taking to the comments, several Mrs Hinch fans recommended using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.
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Soda crystals were also recommended by cleaning enthusiasts who said they can also help to target stains.
Sue Hudson said: “Soda crystals.”
Sarah Jane commented: “Soda crystals in with each wash and leave the door open, works a treat.”
Soda crystals can be purchased from stores including B&M and Wilko.