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Cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch has built a following of 4 million fans with her Instagram stories, where she shares her life at home with husband, Jamie, son Ronnie and dog Henry. But keeping up with the Essex based cleaning guru can come with a price tag.
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Anyone who's caught a few of her videos will be familiar with her cupboards of neatly arranged cleaning products. However, we have a little cheat up our sleeve in the form of some Aldi dupes. With a few Aldi swaps, you could save almost £100 a year on your own Hinch-haul.
Aldi cleaning products
Mrs Hinch may have missed a spot as some branded cleaners can cost up to £51 per product for an average yearly supply. Aldi has calculated that with a simple swap to their own products, Mrs Hinch could cut her cleaning budget by at least half. Saving over £96 a year by switching to award-winning Aldi products.
If you are sniffing at the idea of Aldi cleaning products, we can confirm that they definitely pack a punch. The Aldi Almat is tried and tested by the Ideal Home team - trust us you won't know the difference. But your purse strings definitely will.
Aldi equivalents cost less than £18 per year to stock up on – compared to up to £51 for the branded version. Comparing how much Aldi’s cleaning products were worth and using an average figure of 6 packs needed per buyer per year, the retailer predicted that Mrs Hinch could be £96.38 better off a year with just nine simple product switches.
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Even just changing from Fairy Non-Bio Pods (£8.50 at Sainsbury's (opens in new tab), 40 washes) to two tubs of Aldi’s Almat Triple Chamber Non-Bio Laundry Sachets (£2.99, 20 washes) saves you almost 30%, proving that even one switch could save you some of your hard-earned cash each year.
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Aldi worked out that an average yearly supply of the products listed below would come to £172.80, while the budget supermarket's dupes would come to £76.42. However, if you're not ready to give up your Fairy liquid and Lenor at the same time, see below for the smart switches you could be making.
Branded cleaning products
Fairy Original Liquid (344ml) £1.00 Tesco - annual spend: £6
Flash Antibacterial Spray (500ml) £2.00 Morrisons - annual spend: £12
Flash All Purpose Liquid Cleaner (1l) £1.50 Asda - annual spend: £9
Ariel all in 1 pods (32 washes) £8.00 Asda - annual spend: £48
Lenor Fabric Softener (1.19L) £2.00 Morrisons - annual spend: £12
Fairy Non Bio Pods (40 washes) £8.50 Sainsbury's - annual spend: £51
Bold All- in- 1 pods - 15 washes £3.00 Asda - annual spend: £18
Mr Sheen Multi-Spray £1.00 Tesco - annual spend: £6
Flash Multi Purpose Floor Cleaner Liquid (1l) £1.80 Tesco - annual spend: £10.80
Aldi cleaning dupes
Magnum Washing Up Liquid (500ml)£0.37 - annual spend: £2.22
Power Force Multi Surface Antibacterial Spray (750ml) £0.65 - annual spend: £3.90
Lemon All In One Cleaner (1l) £0.85 - annual spend: £5.10
Almat Triple Chamber Laundry Sachets (20 washes) £2.99 - annual spend: £17.94
Almat Fabric Conditioner (1.26L) £1.09 - annual spend: £6.54
Almat Triple Chamber non-bio laundry sachets £2.99 (20 pack) £2.99 - annual spend: £17.94
Almat Liquid Sachets 2 in 1 (20 washes) £2.29 - annual spend: £13.74
Power Force Multi Surface Polish £0.49 - annual spend: £2.94
Power Force All in One Cleaner (1l) £0.85 - annual spend: £5.10
The total is £11.79, and £76.42 for the year.
Related: The Aldi baby event is back and launching next week - the countdown is on! (opens in new tab)
While we might not want to go without our favourite scent of Lenor 100% of the time, a few switches could be a smart move.
Millie Hurst is Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home. She first joined the team at the start of 2021. Previously, she worked in women’s lifestyle and homes news, writing about everything from budget kitchen makeovers and gardening tips to homeware dupes and cleaning hacks. Millie can often be found looking up trending terms, spotting news stories our readers need to know about and finding ways to decorate her rented flat.
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