Mrs Hinch fans share 20p trick to remove stubborn yellow stains on your toilet without using harsh chemicals | The Sun

STAINS on your toilet are always an unpleasant sight.

But Mrs Hinch cleaning fans have revealed a very easy way to remove yellow stains caused by hard water – without using harsh chemicals.

Yellow stains are caused by hard water, cleaning products or being left too long without cleaning.

But the cleaning enthusiasts have revealed a 20p trick to banish them without using any bleach.

Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, 32, has long been a favourite amongst fellow cleaning enthusiasts, with close to 4.5 million followers on Instagram.

The star rose to fame a few years ago with various home hacks and now her fans have even started dedicated cleaning pages on social media.


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In one such group, a woman asked how to remove the yellow stains from her toilet, reports the Express.

She asked: "How do I remove yellow staining on the underside of a white toilet seat please?”

And there was one answer that kept popping up which involved using white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda.

One person wrote: "Mix white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and apply with a toothbrush. Wait for 20 minutes and then scrub off with the toothbrush.  Works like magic.”

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Another suggested: "I’ve tried everything and the only thing that has removed the yellow stains on my toilet is baking soda and vinegar.”

A third penned: "Just rub a mixture of white vinegar and baking soda on it, you might need to do it a few times but it will disappear.”

Meanwhile, a fourth added: "Mix equal parts baking soda and white vinegar, then apply it to the stains. Love it to work its magic for a few minutes then the stains should be gone.”

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You can pick up a bottle of white vinegar for £1 in The Range and biking soda for £1.49.

Using a small amount of each to create a paste to apply onto the stains will cost you just 20p.

Cleaning hacks and tips

Here are some tips to help you clean your home like a pro:

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  • Keep on top of cleaning your oven regularly
  •  Clean your shower to ensure it's always sparkling
  • How to clean your microwave using cheap household items
  • Here's how to get rid of that nasty limescale in your kettle
  • You're cleaning your carpet all wrong – here's how to get it spotless again in no time
  • Unblock a toilet without a plunger
  • Clean your fabric or leather sofa in a few easy steps
  • If you haven't cleaned your mattress in ages, here's how
  • Steps to cleaning your dishwasher to leave it looking brand new
  • This is how to clean mirrors and windows without streaking
  • Keep your toilet clean in four easy steps
  • Give your TV screen a once-over
  • Did you know your Venetian, Roman, vertical, or roller blinds also need cleaning?
  • Deep-clean your fridge in five simple steps

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