Washing machines are often forgotten about when it comes to cleaning and although they clean clothes, the white goods also need to be cleaned themselves. Mrs Hinch fans took to Facebook to share their own methods.
One person said: “Pop a cap of Zoflora in the softener drawer on a hot wash.”
Zoflora is a concentrated disinfectant that claims to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria.
It also comes in several different scents, and is a product loved by Mrs Hinch herself.
Another said: “I agree, use a nice smelling disinfectant that will also help to get rid of any lingering germs.”
What’s more, it can be picked up for as little as £1 from most retailers.
Paired with bicarbonate of soda, the natural cleaning product can help to reduce odours.
Bicarbonate of soda can also help dirt and grease to dissolve in water and is often known to be extremely effective.
It can be used on a variety of different surfaces around the home including the kitchen and bathroom.
Other Mrs Hinch fans recommended leaving the drawer of the washing machine open to let it air out.
One woman said: “I use dishwasher tablets to clean mine, but definitely leave the door open when you’re not using it.”
Another agreed and commented: “I’m the same, but I also leave the drum open to disperse any smells and dampness.”