Mrs Hinch has shot to fame as an expert on cleaning around the home. She shares daily tips with her 2.8million Instagram followers on cleaning and homemaking. Her fans have also set up their own Facebook group where they swap tips and tricks. One woman revealed how she cleaned mould and grime from her washing machine in the group – and only spent a few pounds doing so.

She revealed she rinsed the drawer with Fairy Platinum washing up liquid.

The poster then took an old toothbrush to finely clean the drawer.

She said: “I used bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar to remove all odours and smells.”

Finally, she took 75p Astonish Mould and Mildew spray to give the drawer a once over.

The drawer was then put soaked in hot water, before a hot cycle was run on the washing machine to remove any remaining mould.

Mould is the sister to another problem within the home – damp. How can you get rid of damp in the house?

No one wants to live in a damp home, plus it can cause havoc to a property over time.

The NHS said: “If you have damp or mould in your home the first thing to do is find the cause.

“Damp and mould can affect your health, so it’s important to get rid of it.”

Damp is when excess moisture is trapped in the house. This causes elements of the home to become too wet.

It can damage the structure of the house and it can make you ill.

Damp could be caused by something in particular, such as a leaking pipe. Rising damp can come from the basement and affect the rest of the house.

The way you live could be causing too much condensation in the house, which is an additional cause of damp.

There are steps homeowners can take to limit condensation in the home.

These include opening a window when washing or cooking, and turning up the heating.

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