Cleaning tips

Professional cleaners reveal their secret cleaning hacks

From blitzing paint stains to a surprising use for toothpaste!

By Amy Lewis, 28 September 2016
Professional cleaners reveal their secret cleaning hacks

Like most things in life, cleaning experts really do know best when it comes to stubborn stains and grime that just won’t budge.

Kids’ glitter gone overboard? Playdough could save the day.

But if you’re not lucky enough to have a professional on call, have no fear - a handful of cleaning pros have just revealed their ultimate household tips!

From bringing the shine back to your jewellery with toothpaste, to lifting dried on paint stains with a razor blade, here are the secret cleaning hacks you’ve been missing.

Get ready for your cleanest house ever...

Toothpaste trick

Toothpaste isn’t just good for cleaning your teeth, apparently. If your jewellery has lost its sparkle, clean it up with a dollop of toothpaste for a super shiny finish.

Glitter spills

Kids’ glitter gone overboard? Playdough could save the day. Roll a ball of it over the glitter spill to pick up even the tiniest sparkles.

Sofa stains

Spillage on the sofa? Reach for the baking soda. Experts advise sprinkling it over the stain before rinsing off for a quick fix.

Blast water marks

If somebody has forgotten to use a coaster, it’s not the end of the world. Get rid of water rings by blasting them with warm air from a hairdryer.

Paint stain fix

Paint on your clothes? No problem. Wait until it’s dried, and then use a razor to scrape it off.

Grater hack

If you find cleaning your food grater tricky, a potato could be the answer. Rub it over the grater and it should help to loosen any remnants that are trapped.

Greasy garments

If you’ve tipped grease down your clothing don’t despair. Find yourself some chalk, rub it over the grease spot, and then pop it in the wash. The chalk should help lift the stain.

Nail polish stains

Your carpet can indeed recover from a nail polish stain! Reach for a clear spirit like vodka, pop it on the stain and rub with a microfibre cloth.

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