Cleaning: Mrs Hinch fans explain how they use baking soda to get rid of fridge smells

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Cleaning sensation Mrs Hinch has taken the world by storm in recent years. The influencer, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, now has more than four million followers on Instagram. Fans of Mrs Hinch have recently decided to create their own cleaning tip groups on social media platforms.

Some of the groups have thousands of members with hundreds of posts being posted each day.

Today, one Mrs Hinch fan asked: “Please help!

I keep my fridge in order I love a clean and tidy fridge.

“About two months ago I noticed a pepper had turned leaving an unpleasant smell in my bottom tray.

“Fridge got emptied throughly cleaned. Pepper suitably disposed of!

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“Fast forward a month smell seemed to return causing other foods to be tainted with the smell.

“Food binned, fridge completely cleared out. All fine just recently I’ve noticed it’s back.

“Fridge emptied, bleached from head to toe. The little hole at the back has had a deep clean. Any ideas or do I need a new fridge?”

The post was immediately inundated with comments and advice from fellow cleaning enthusiasts.

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Many users recommended using bicarbonate of soda, otherwise known as baking soda.

One user said: “Oh that sounds frustrating. Have you tried a box of baking soda?

“It absorbs smells. Just follow the instructions on most boxes.”

Another said: “Wipe with Milton or put a pot of bicarbonate of soda in there to absorb smells.”

One user replied: “Try putting a dish of bicarbonate of soda in fridge.”

One user recommended cutting a lemon in half and leaving it in the fridge to absorb smells.

Unusually, one user recommended cleaning the fridge with toothpaste.

They explained: “You can clean fridges with toothpaste… work in all over, leave for 20 minutes then wipe off.”

Another cleaning fan recommended putting a pot of coffee grounds in the fridge to help absorb the smell.

Some users had more unusual advice for fridge owners.

“Put a couple of teabags in the fridge the smell goes”, replied one user.

Another recommended: “Get a fridge egg it absorbs odours or put a tub of bicarbonate of soda in.

“Try a fridge deodoriser it gets rid of smells”, said one Facebook user.

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