Mrs Hinch fans go wild for 65p kitchen staple that banishes mould from windows

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Mrs Hinch fans go wild for 65p kitchen staple that banishes mould from windows
Mrs Hinch fans go wild for 65p kitchen staple that banishes mould from windows

Mould is a big problem in many homes in the winter months, as the cold weather makes condensation more likely to form on your windows, which in turn creates the perfect damp conditions for mould to thrive.

But according to fans of cleaning expert Mrs Hinch - real name Sophie Hinchliffe - there is actually an easy way of keeping your windows free from water, and it won't break the bank either.

Instead of struggling to remove mould once it appears, cleaning enthusiasts claim you can stop it from ever appearing by simply placing small bowls of salt on your windowsills - as this will soak up the moisture before it can become a mould breeding ground.

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The suggestion was made after a woman asked the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips group on Facebook for any hacks and tricks for preventing mould from coming back.

She asked: "I have just discovered black mould on my window seals in the bedroom. I try to ventilate the room as often as I can but it just makes the room too cold and I have a baby.

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"Does anyone have any good tips to try and remove mould as well as prevent it from coming back? I've tried various different hacks now."

Mrs Hinch fans go wild for 65p kitchen staple that banishes mould from windowsThe trick could help keep mould from making a comeback (stock photo) (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Commenters were quick to offer their advice, with several people recommending she put salt on her windowsills.

Most of us will have salt in our homes already, but if you need to buy some, Asda's table salt costs just 65p for a 750g tub. It's suggested that you use 100g of salt per window, meaning it costs less than 9p per use.

One person wrote: "Try putting some bowls of salt on the windowsill, it will help with the moisture and is pretty cheap too."

While another added: "I agree, the salt trick works a treat but don't leave it out if you have pets or children who may eat it. You will also need to tackle the mould itself, try Astonish Mould & Mildew."

And a third said: "If the problem isn't too bad, I would recommend using salt or buying a salt lamp. If the problem is worse, it’ll need to be tackled properly, looking at window installation or a mould product."

To get rid of the mould that's already present on your windows, Mrs Hinch fans suggested using Astonish's Mould & Mildew spray - which costs as little as £1 - before switching to the salt method.

Zahna Eklund

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