I'm a cleaning pro – my cheap hack removes the nasty smell from your washing machine using two household items | The Sun

A CLEANING fanatic has shared her handy hack for freshening up your washing machine.

The content creator demonstrated how to use two household items to get rid of any moldy smell.

Instagram influencer Babs (@brunchwithbabs) asked: "Have you ever forgotten to change the laundry load and left the wet load in the washer overnight only to find a smelly washer the next day?"

In her video, the cleaning influencer revealed that you can easily remove that smell using just a lemon and toothpaste.

"Just cut a lemon in half and remove the seeds. Next, take toothpaste and squeeze a swirl right on top of that lemon," Babs said.

She continued: "Just put both halves in your washing machine and run your speed wash on hot. And that’s it."

Babs advised her followers to only use "about a tablespoon" of toothpaste for the hack.

In her clip, the Instagrammer paused the cycle to show viewers the progress on her machine's "spa treatment."

The inside of the washer was covered in suds and, according to Babs, "smelled like a spa."

"After the cycle is finished, you have a fresh smelling washer and for very little cost," the cleaning fanatic explained.

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She added: "You can buy an expensive laundry machine cleaner or you can make your own."

Instagram users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the advice.

"Definitely have to try this!" wrote one impressed viewer.

Another follower said: "Genius!! Will be using this."

"BRILLIANT! Your tips are life changing," commented a third person.

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