Have you heard of Mrs Hinch? I saw Mrs Hinch on This Morning a few weeks ago and thought she had some good ideas. Then a couple of days later, I had a coffee with a friend who asked me if I had heard of Mrs Hinch? I was able to answer that I had but she then raved about how amazing she was. I couldn’t resist going home and having a proper look for myself.
If you haven’t heard of Mrs Hinch, she is very popular on Instagram. She has an incredible system of cleaning called ‘Hinching’ and her army of fans call themselves ‘Hinchers’. I would like to say that she is a cleaning obsessive, she does seem to love it and she cleans places around her house that I would never have even thought about. She regularly gives people glimpses of her house and it looks immaculate which makes me very jealous as immaculate is never a word I would use to describe my house.
I have a hate, hate relationship with cleaning. When I had more time, I cleaned the house regularly and quite thoroughly. Over the years, as I had more children and less time, the hours spent cleaning reduced. I do clean, I make sure that the main areas are clean and I do give the bedrooms a thorough clean every week as my son has a dust mite allergy. But I am well aware that I could do more.
Watching the Mrs Hinch videos is an interesting experience. I really recommend them to anyone, whether you are a fan of cleaning or not. She has some really great ideas and ways of cleaning that you probably hadn’t thought of. I was teasing my friend about the fact that she rushed out to buy spray bottles so that she could get ‘hinching’ and just a few days later, there I was doing the same. I now have a spray bottle filled with a mixture of fabric conditioner and water and another filled with Zoflora and water and they are brilliant. Suddenly, I am cleaning walls and doors and spritzing my rugs, curtains and sofas and the house is definitely feeling fresher.
It is addictive too. Suddenly I am looking around my house with fresh eyes and spotting things that need cleaning. I have also been buying different cleaning products. Never will I be the owner of a ‘Narnia’ (Mrs Hinch’s cupboard of cleaning supplies) but I have quite a few different products now that Mrs Hinch recommends and some of them are really good. (I really do recommend Stardrops The Pink Stuff – that stuff is incredible!) She is so popular that some of her cleaning tools have sold out everywhere, such is the power of the ‘Hinch army’
It does make me chuckle that people use the hashtag #MrsHinchmademedoit, I wouldn’t go that far, she didn’t make me start cleaning and quite enjoy the process but she certainly had inspired me and I do enjoy her ‘Hinching’ videos and the ideas she gives every day. If you haven’t seen her, go and take a look at her Instagram.