As we edge ever closer to Spring, many mums have only one thing on their minds - a spring clean. The start of the year is always madness, and those hard-to-reach corners end up being abandoned, along with the inside of your oven door. But a true spring clean takes on those areas that are hardest to tackle, like the spots of mould in the corner of the shower, or built up limescale in a toilet bowl.
But, the Mirror reports, a new hack shared by a mum promises to deal with those problems you just don’t know how to deal with. You can clean and scrub your toilet as many times as you like, sometimes thick limescale just won’t budge, especially if it’s been ignored for a few weeks (or, ahem, a few months). On a Facebook post by cleaning guru Mrs Hinch, mums began flocking to the comments to their share own tips and tricks.
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And one revealed a fail-safe way to remove limescale from your toilet - all that it requires is a two-pence coin. The mum said all it takes is to scrub at the limescale with the coin for a little while, and it comes right off, saving you hours of failed scrubbing with a brush or sponge.
In the original post, one desperate mum had asked: “I’m trying to remove heavy limescale build-up from the bottom of my toilet bowl. Have used white vinegar, on joy and 24 hours with Spirits of Salt which shifted some but not all. Any suggestions?"
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And the two pence coin trick came out on top with Mrs Hinch fans. One mum wrote: "Use a two pence coin to rub the limescale off, it’s so quick and easy." Another agreed: "Two pence coin works amazing on limescale."
"Plunge out the water and rub the toilet using a two pence coin and the limescale just falls off,” said another mum. While another wrote: "After trying many cleaning tips, a two pence coin works the best and is cheap so you don’t have to buy any cleaning products."
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