A mum who says she’s tried Febreze spray, Airwick balls and Mr Duck in her toilet to try and get rid of the smell has turned to the internet for help – and everyone has recommended the same
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A mum who is fed up with the smell of urine in her bathroom may have finally found a solution after turning to fans of cleaning guru Ms Hinch for help.
Sophie Hinchliffe, often known as Mrs. Hinch among her millions of followers, posts cleaning tips and recommendations on social media, and now her army of fans has created wildly popular fan pages to share their own tips.
A member of a Facebook group recently asked for help after saying her toilet always smelled of urine because she lived with three boys and had tried everything to get rid of it. Express reports.
The mum wrote: “This is my toilet. I don’t have a window but it always smells (I live with three boys).
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“I have Febreze bathroom freshener. I have Airwick with the little balls in it. I use Mr Duck in my toilet plus Febreze sprays the new one in there.
“But I can still smell them in there, any other ideas? I miss my window.”
After trying all the usual products, the post was flooded with comments as many people recommended something that most of us already have in the bathroom cupboard – shaving foam.
One replied to the message, saying: “So that’s a little trick we used to do when I worked with boys who were potty training in a school.
“Get some shaving cream, spray it all over the floor, let it sit for about 10 minutes.
“Soak it then clean it and it still got the boy pee smell off the floor.”
Many others vouched for the advice as a second wrote: ‘Shaving foam not gel and any cheap one will do, spread it around the toilet on the floor and leave it for a few hours, then wipe it off.
“Believe me, it eliminates bad smells. Wipe the walls as often because I also found spray!”
A third commented: “Tried shaving foam as I live with two teenagers. It works.”
And another added: “I always use shaving foam around the base of my toilet and the smell goes away.”