Mrs Hinch reveals her secret weapon for cleaning the tumble dryer

It's surprisingly simple
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  • Cleaning all the fluff out of the filter of a tumble dryer can be a fiddly and messy task. However, cleaning guru Mrs Hinch has a nifty tumbler dryer cleaning hack.

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    Instagram cleaning sensation Sophie Hinchcliff, a.k.a Mrs Hinch, shared her hack with her 3.8 million followers on Instagram. Speaking on Instagram stories she revealed that a dustpan brush was the quickest way to clean the filter.

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    ‘My tumble dryer is on so much more this time of year! I find the quickest way to clean the filter is simply using my dustpan brush!’ she wrote on her Instagram story. ‘It’s so quick and easy. Works every time!’

    Mrs Hinch’s dustpan brush of choice is a classic wooden version, with natural bristles and a wooden handle. You can pick up a similar version from Amazon for £9.99.

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    Mrs Hinch showed a before snap of the filter to stress the importance of cleaning it. ‘Tumble dyers can catch fire if too much fluff accumulates inside them,’ she explained on her stories. ‘Make sure you clean out your dryer after each use or at least check them.’

    The cleaning guru is right to be vigilant about cleaning out the tumble dryer. While some loads of washing won’t leave a big build-up of fluff, towels and bedding often do. Still, it is important to check each time.

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    Happy Good Friday my Hinchers! Are you all having a lovely day? 💛🐰 Now .. where do I even begin with this caption 🙈 First of all I’ve always known the strong power of you all when you come together! You’re such an amazing loyal community helping each other, but never in a million years did I think a milestone like this could ever be reached! I never thought I (Soph) would ever become the Sunday Times Best Selling Author!! A book chart that I didn’t even know existed if I’m honest let alone make it to the top. So I wanted to dedicate this post to thank every single one of my Hinchers from the bottom of my heart. I need you all to know that if I can be on a journey like this , you can too, anything is possible! I want you ALL to be so proud of your homes and show them off , every home tells its own story , and if you’ve read my book already you’ll know just how much that means to me. I don’t know about you guys but I used to see a lot of makeup , diets , hair , squats , designer wear on my insta feed daily … but now not so much! If you’re anything like me (as much as I love lashes hair and make up 🤣) my home comes first, and now I feel like this community of just loving the simple things in life (a grey Minkeh 🤣) has grown at a phenomenal rate on Instagram and I’m so grateful to be a part of this huge insta family. So please please my Hinchers believe in yourself , it’s ok to love your “boring life” , I certainly love mine! And I’m so proud you’re all in it! Have a wonderful evening hinching or no hinching , I’m excited to get the wax melts on , my Easter egg out the cupboard , the blanket on the sofa and a TV night with my Jamie , Handsomes and bump. Gretel might even make another appearance 🙄 who knows 😂 all the best my darlings! I owe my journey to you ❤ xxxx #mrshinch #hinchyourselfhappy #hinching #imahincher #hincharmy

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    If you are still struggling to pick up any last pieces of lint after going over the filter with a brush try using a fabric softener sheet. Swipe the screen with a used fabric softener sheet to pick up any lingering pieces.

    If you want to give you lint filter an extra deep clean, you can give it a once over with a vacuum cleaner. A handheld vacuum cleaner is best suited to this task.

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