Mum’s cleaning hack makes home smell fresh every time she vacuums

An inventive mum has come up with a way to get her house smelling fresh.

Before running over her floors with a vacuum cleaner, the woman puts scented dryer sheets inside the appliance.

This causes it to emit an “amazing” floral scent that wafts around her home – but some Facebook users are concerned about how safe this technique is.

She told the Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It Facebook group: “Don't know if anyone else does this or if I've invented it myself.

“(Dryer sheets) are thin enough to put to on all your filters.

“I’ve been doing this for a while now, I change them every week, and my actual filters last so much longer as the sheets catch everything and blow an amazing smell through the house.”

The post has racked up 190 likes and dozens of comments.

And many responders say they’ll be giving the cleaning hack a go themselves.

One Facebook user remarked: “What a good idea! Definitely doing this today.”

Another said: “What a fab idea. I will try this.”

And a third added: “This is a good idea. I’m going to try it, thank you.”

If you are thinking of trying the woman’s tip, we’d urge caution.

While the hack has worked for some, there’s no guarantee it will be effective for you.

There’s also danger that the pads could impact how well your vacuum cleaner works.

One responder asked: “Would this not cause your hoover to overheat?”

And another worried: “That’s what I was wondering. It’s a cool idea though.”

Despite these questions, the cleaning fan stood by her post.

She responded: "It's at your own risk but I personally have never had an issue."

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