Mrs Hinch reveals how she’s disinfecting her house during coronavirus pandemic
23 March 2020, 15:46 | Updated: 23 March 2020, 16:07
Mrs Hinch has revealed how she's cleaning her house from top to bottom amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Taking to Instagram over the weekend, the social media star - aka Sophie Hinchcliffe - shared her ‘Freshen Up Friday’ cleaning routine which is included in her upcoming book, Little Book of Lists.
The 30-year-old cleaning guru started by reaching for her favourite product, diluting some Springtime fragrance Zoflora and pouring it into a spray bottle.
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Good evening guys 💫 welcome to the Hinch drive thru 😂 I hope you all love it just as much as I do! Honestly I can’t even explain how happy I am just standing in this kitchen , wiping down the worktops, shining the sink, filling my jars and labelling everything ! I also love the fact that I can still technically visit my old kitchen too by popping down to my parents house! One of the most amazing feelings which I’ll never get over is treating my parents and seeing them so excited! My mum smiled so much when I surprised her with the softest carpet in their house , and now my Dad enjoys sitting in their new out kitchen with his cup of coffee. Never forget that now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just take it all in. All the best guys , thank you so much for your amazing messages, support, comments and friendship. I’ll never ever forget any of this 🤍 #mrshinch #homehinchhome (and to Kev, Jack, Brad, Josh and the crew , thank you for making this all happen, you know who you are 😉) xxx PPS: I haven’t changed the flooring guys, this flooring is the same throughout the whole downstairs of the house. It’s from @amticoflooring shade Valley Oak (gifted flooring)
Zoflora is a disinfectant and is said to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, with Mrs Hinch first using the mix on her window sills and door handles.
Next up, the star moved on to smaller items around the home she shares with husband Jamie Hinchliffe and son Ronnie.
Spraying the Zoflora mixture onto a dry cloth, she reached for the TV remote controls, as well as light switches and her LED candles.
She explained: "Diluted Zoflora and a cloth - wiping down everything that's touched regularly on a daily basis.”
After that, Sophie turned her attention to the kitchen where she used a squeegee to clean down her electric hob.
Using surface cleaner, she sprayed the hob, before wiping it down and adding the caption: "There's just something about squeegeeing my hob that relaxes me."
This comes after Alice Beer gave This Morning viewers some handy tips when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting objects around the home.
Alice said there are two ways to banish the virus on surfaces, one using the "most basic of liquid soaps so long as you are thorough,” and the second using an alcohol or bleach based product.
She explained: "You fill up one capful [of bleach], which is three teaspoons, and it will go in half a litre of water. I would put the solution in an old spray bottle, now that bottle will give you 50 bottles."
While The World Health Organisation suggests that coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for just a few hours, a professor of environmental healthcare at Southampton University says that it can survive for up to five days on hard surfaces like glass, steel, plastic or ceramics.
Meanwhile, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that the virus can live on inanimate objects (phones, surfaces, handles), for up to nine days.