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Mrs Hinch's tip for cleaning the kitchen sink will leave your house smelling amazing

And there's no need for harsh chemicals

Chloe Best

Mrs Hinch has done it again! The Instagram star has revealed how to clean the kitchen sink without the need for harsh chemicals, and better still, it will make your house smell amazing. Rather than buying a special sink cleaner, Sophie uses another household staple – fabric softener.

The mum-to-be shared her tip on Instagram Stories on Monday morning, showing how she used her Lenor fabric softener in lieu of chemical-laden products. And it couldn’t be easier, simply pour two capfuls of fabric softener in your sink along with a full kettle of boiling water.

Mrs Hinch has shared her tips for cleaning the kitchen sink

"Fills the house with the smell of washing. Let it soak for about 4 hours, topping up every so often with boiling water," she explained. "Once soaked use a scourer to remove any last unwanted build up. No harsh chemicals and no scrubbing for hours!"

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Sophie has attracted over 1.5 million followers on the social media site after sharing her cleaning tips and daily routine, with her influence proving so strong that the #HinchArmy have caused several products to sell out nationwide.

Fabric softener is a good alternative to harsh chemical cleaners

Speaking to HELLO! in September when her profile first went viral, Sophie said she cleans her sink every day, and also shared another genius use for fabric softener – to clean skirting boards. "I love to wash my skirting boards and woodwork (doors, frames etc) with a mix of fabric softener and water, and we can’t forget Minkeh, the star of the show!" she said. "Makes the house smell absolutely divine and works a treat at getting any scuffs off without wrecking the paint."

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Cleaning fans will soon be able to access more of Mrs Hinch’s top tips when she releases her first book in April. The cleaning fanatic shared the exciting news before Christmas, and despite the book not being published for several months, it soon became a number one bestseller on Amazon as fans rushed to pre-order their copy.

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