Having only picked up the keys to my new apartment, I wasn’t sure how long the mould spread had been there, or if it was a recurring issue.

Immediately, I recalled a cleaning hack I had come across on how to remove mould and to stop it from returning.

Opening up the advice page from Homebuilding and Renovating, I tried one of their DIY mould-killing hacks.

Opening the bedroom window, I went off to fill a small bucket with a few squirts of washing-up liquid and warm water.

Using a scourer, I wiped off the surface mould while standing on a ladder.

While some bits definitely did come off with ease, others didn’t, but there were more steps to follow, so I trusted the process.

I then wiped the area dry with a kitchen roll which did result in even more mould coming off.

Next in the process was to spray on white vinegar and leave it alone for an hour.

In that time I went on to do other things, like using Polyfilla to patch up a hole I noticed in the living room.

Coming back for another scrub and utilising kitchen roll, I was expecting that all the mould would be gone.

Now, while a large chunk of it had indeed been removed, there was still small bits that I wanted eradicated.

Frustrated, I added my own steps to the process: now I was spraying even more vinegar on the area.

Having drenched the corner in vinegar, I thought it would get rid of every little last trace of mould… but it didn’t.

As I said, I’m really not sure how long the mould has been there for, and it most definitely is in an awkward position to clean.

Frustrated, I bought some mould killer from B&Q, which costing nearly £12 was pricey.

This too didn’t get rid of all the specks of mould that I wanted gone, but it did a fine job at removing more mould I discovered in the cupboard where the water tank is stored in the bathroom.

Now, I am going to re-do the original hack in the cupboard (and the mould killer), as I really don’t want the mould returning.