Mum shares her secret cleaning hacks you wish you knew sooner – from applying coconut oil on boots to dropping ice cubes in the dryer
- A home hacks queen, Chantel Mila, has shared her three easy cleaning tricks
- The Melbourne mum said to use coconut oil on leather shoes to waterproof them
- She suggested putting ice cubes in the tumble dryer with clothes and sheets
- Chantel said to use shaving cream to get rid of makeup stains on white clothing
A home ‘hacks’ queen has revealed her three unusual cleaning tricks you’ll wish you knew sooner using ice cubes, shaving cream and coconut oil.
Chantel Mila, who goes by Mama Mila online, shared the cleaning hacks with her 1.1million followers in a video posted to her popular Instagram page.
The Melbourne mum-of-two ‘s first tip is to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house.
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Chantel Mila, aka Mama Mika, has shared three little-known cleaning hacks you’ll wish you knew sooner in a video posted to her 1.1million Instagram followers
The Melbourne mum-of-two ‘s first tip is to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house
‘You can also use beeswax if you have it at home,’ she added.
Secondly, she said to place ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets so they come out wrinkle-free without having to iron them.
‘This creates a steamy environment that helps reduce wrinkles without ironing. You can also use a wet face towel,’ the 32-year-old said.
Chantel’s final tip was to use shaving cream to remove makeup stains ‘instantly’ from white clothing.
She applied the shaving cream to stain and buffs it out with a brush to make it ‘disappear like magic’.
Secondly, she said placing ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets will create more steam during the cycle and help them come out wrinkle free
Finally, Chantel suggested using shaving cream to buff out makeup stains from white clothing which she said works ‘like magic’
The clip racked up 2.7million views and drew in hundreds of comments from many followers impressed with the unusual tips and tricks.
‘That makeup removing hack is the one I’ve been needing!,’ one person said.
‘Ooh had no idea about the shaving cream!!’ another wrote.
‘What a great idea I’m going to try the coconut oil for my leather boots,’ responded a third.
Secrets of a cleaning queen: How Mama Mila keeps her house running smoothly every week
MY FIVE DESERT ISLAND CLEANING BUYS
I love making my own DIY cleaning products and often the DIY’s use simple, household ingredients that are found in any pantry! My top cleaning products include baking soda, white vinegar, lemons, tea tree oil and lavender essential oil.
MY THREE LITTLE-KNOWN CLEANING SECRETS
1. Denture tablets are a top secret cleaning agent. They can whiten your toilets, whiten clothes, whiten bathroom sinks – they’re amazing!
2. Putting on your favourite song while cleaning is a simple way to make cleaning fun. I ask my Amazon Echo Show 15 to put on my 10 minute ‘cleaning playlist’ and try to make cleaning as enjoyable process. You’ll be surprised by how much you can get done!
3. Red wine spills can be quickly removed with soda water. It’s the best way to lift it from your carpet or clothing without staining.
Between work and family commitments, our weeks can be a constant juggle. Our Amazon Echo Show 15 has been an absolute game changer at our house, and helps us stay organised during the week.
We’ve customised our screen to display our shopping lists, to-do lists so I can see what’s on for the day while drinking my morning tea and the family calendar helps us keep on top of the kid’s activities, school key dates, our appointments and business meetings.
Previously the popular home hacks influencer shared how she makes a DIY spray that removes sweat stains from clothes in just ten minutes.
Chantel swears by a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid to easily lift perspiration stains from clothes.
‘This is the easiest way to remove underarm deodorant stains for good,’ she captioned her viral TikTok.
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Chantel has shared the formula for a DIY spray that removes sweat stains from clothes in just ten minutes using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing liquid
Chantel mixes in two parts of hydrogen peroxide with one part of dishwashing liquid in order to create the spray.
She then pours the mixture into a bottle and sprays it on the stained clothes, leaving it to soak for ten minutes.
‘The powerful mixture will lift the stain right off,’ she said.
She then washes the clothes in a washing machine as per usual.
While the trick is usually used on white clothes, Chantel said 3% hydrogen peroxide and a shorter soak time should work fine on dark clothes.
However, she still recommends patch testing beforehand as different materials might react differently to the DIY mixture.