Mom shares her simple cleaning trick that makes dirty bathroom tiles impossibly shine in MINUTES – without a drop of toxic chemicals
- When Carey Barling moved into her new rental home, the bathroom floor was filthy
- She scrubbed the tiles with hot water, sugar soap, and dish soap
- Her efforts turned the floor from dingy to shiny in minutes
- The mother of two shared photos comparing the difference on Facebook
- Her post went viral with a woman replying, ‘That’s what I call a beauty!’
A mother’s homemade solution that makes dirt-covered tiles impossibly shiny without a drop of toxic chemicals has garnered a lot of praise on social media.
When Carey Barling moved into her new rental home in south-east Queensland, the bathroom floor was filthy.
The mother of two immediately started scrubbing the tiles with hot water, sugar soap, and dish soap – turning them from grubby to shiny in minutes.
Photos comparing the difference have gone viral since being shared in an Australian cleaning group on Facebook, with a woman replying, ‘That’s what I call clean!’
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A mother turned the filthy bathroom floor of her Queensland rental (left) from dingy to shiny (right) with a simple solution of hot water, sugar soap and dish soap
Ms. Barling, who is expecting her third child, said she used a hand scrub brush instead of a mop to achieve the impressive shine.
‘I used a little scrubbing, not a long scrubber-dryer. I feel like it doesn’t work as well as on hands and knees, ”she said.
And people were quick to praise her handiwork with comments like ‘so satisfying’, ‘great job’ and ‘you should be proud, looks beautiful’.
‘This is amazing! Like a whole different floor, ”said one woman.
A second said, ‘Fantastic work! Too bad it was in such a terrible state to begin with. ‘
“What a difference a little scrubbing makes – look how nice the grout came out,” added a third.
The tiles gleamed after just a few minutes of scrubbing with a hand brush
Ms. Barling’s simple solution to sparkling tiles is the latest cleaning hack to get attention on social media, following a mom’s budget-friendly trick to keep plastic containers from flipping over and filling with water in the dishwasher.
Conversely, Kmart’s $ 7 drying racks hold loose bread bins and other utensils in place during the cleaning cycle, putting an end to splashes and spills on the kitchen floor once and for all.
The hack – originally shared on Reddit and reposted to a cleaning group on Facebook – has gone viral, spawning dozens of comments, such as ‘fantastic suggestion’ and ‘this is great, thanks for sharing’.
An inverted drainer (shown) can be used to secure individual containers in the dishwasher to prevent them from tipping over and filling with water during the cleaning cycle
People who tried the method confirmed its effectiveness, with one woman writing, ‘Yes, this works a treat! I use cake racks. ‘
Others shared suggestions that kill two birds with one stone.
One woman said she secures containers with oven racks to save time by hand scrubbing them, while another said she tosses ceramic bowls over loose items instead.