Cleaning star 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.
Most tricks involved using natural and cheap products, usually already found in household cupboards.
Meanwhile, other tips consisted of chemical products found in supermarkets.
Marilyn Mead wrote: “I’m disabled and couldn’t take them down so I pulled them all back. Sat them in a bucket of water and sprayed them with mildew remover, which ran into the bucket. They look fantastic now, I was delighted.”
Carolynn Christina said: “I used to make these blinds and they definitely don’t all wash well! Never put them in a washing machine it will fray the edges very quickly.
“Take one down and lay it flat in the bath with lukewarm mild soapy water, rinse and hang back up with the weight back in to dry. See how that one dries before taking them all down. Some fabrics they come in don’t dry well and form a wavy effect.
“They can’t be ironed because the fabric is full of plastic and stretches under an iron so they all end up different lengths and believe me it’s a sight. My advice is try one from the most hidden part, i.e, behind a curtain and test.”
Helen Gilmour also advised against washing blinds in a machine, saying: “I done mine in the machine at low temperature and they came out shredded.”
Paula Graham warned Mrs Hinch fans too, adding: “Never ever put them in the washing machine. I wash mine in a bath filled with Ariel washing powder and a scoop of vanish, leave them to soak for a while then take them out and hang up wet.”
Kelly Hird commented: “Take the weights out and lay them in a bath with cold water, bleach and soda crystals for a few hours, then hang over airer to dry off then hang them back up slightly damp. Don’t put in washing machine they will come out all frayed.”
Liz Lacki wrote: “I put mine in a pillowcase then in gentle wash then hang them up damp, have done for years.”
Emma Cooper-Coleman said: “I did mine the other week. Took them down and placed so many in a bath of warm water and washing powder, dried individually with a towel then re-hung with weight in bottom. Look fab now.”
Dot Jackson added: “Take all plastic bits off roll blinds up put in a pillowcase and put them in the washing machine on a quick wash hang back up as soon as you take them out of washer.”
Yvonne Kavanagh wrote: “Soak in a bucket for an hour or so with a little washing powder or liquid. Do not put fabric softener in, then if you have a sock holder on your line, hang them from the top. I’ve just done mine – came up like new.”
Amz Louise said: “I soak mine in the bath with wash powder and a cap full of bleach, leave them over night, when I’ve let the water out I leave them for a hour then put towels down under the window and hang them back up with the window open.”
Lyn Mowle commented: “I hang the whole rail on the washing line and secure with cable ties. I then gentle scrub each one with diluted washing before hosing them off. Left to dry them pop back up.”
Marian Burnage’s advice was a little different. She said: “Bough black ones, job done.”