Cleaning in tight spaces can be an arduous task we often put off for weeks on end.
Getting into small crevice and ledges can be ridiculously fiddly – not to mention very frustrating – which is why a vacuuming hack has gone down a treat with mums online.
The clever cleaning solution uses the top of a Macca’s drink lid and straw to create a mini suction tool.
Taking to the Facebook group Mums Who Clean, one woman gushed about the smart method.
“After years of not being able to reach the crumbs in parts of the oven, this was the answer,” she wrote.
Fellow Facebook users flocked to the post to sing the hack’s praises – and to vent their frustrations.
“Given all the useless attachments that come with most vacuum cleaners they should jump on this and include a straw attachment. We could all use that!” one woman suggested.
“Good for cleaning tracks with the dead flies in on windows too,” another chimed in.
While a third person said: “My other half made me something very similar for exactly the same thing using multiple straws taped together, then taped to one of the small attachments. “Worked a treat and works in the car too.”
Other cleaning fans bookmarked the post and have vowed to give it a go in the future.
“The creativity that some awesome people come up with is just mind blowing.” one woman mused. “So cool I’ve taken a screen shot for future use.”
Better still, the cleaning hack is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to some fast food.
One woman joked: “I better get a large chocolate thick shake to try this out.”
Social media regularly blows up with nifty solutions to common household problems – such as this mum’s “genius” trick for a pristine shower.
US mum and influencer Jeannie @alittleaboutalot revealed in a TikTok video she keeps her shower clean by always having a dish scrubber with a soap dispenser on her shelf unit along with her toiletries.
“I wanted to show you guys a shower and bath hack that I actually shared on YouTube probably like 10 years ago,” Jeannie said.
“I have one of these in each of our showers and baths.”
“I leave it right in here and after I’m done taking a shower I clean the shower, so there’s no deep-cleaning shower days.”
Jeannie fills the brush’s soap dispenser up with half vinegar and half dishwashing detergent and runs it over the shower or bath, then rinses it off.
She said the hack “makes cleaning easier because it never get super dirty” and she even gets her kids to do it.
“I have it in the kids’ bathroom too and after they take a bath the older ones will just do a quick scrubby-scrub and it keeps the bath clean too,” Jeannie explained.
Jeannie’s shower tip got hundreds of comments from people praising the hack as a “great idea” and “genius”.
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