Mum saves $770 by shunning cleaners and scrubbing her grimy grouting with a $22 gel from Bunnings

Mum saves $770 by scrubbing her grimy kitchen grouting with a $22 ‘miracle’ gel instead of hiring cleaners

  • A mother restored her grouting to perfect condition with $22 gel from Bunnings
  • She bought ‘Long Life Grout Cleaner’ after cleaners quoted $792 for the job
  • The liquid lifted stains in seconds when she scrubbed it with a brush
  • The mum said she couldn’t believe why she hadn’t tried the cleaner ‘years ago’

A mother who restored her grime-ridden grouting to perfect condition with a $22 gel from Bunnings has saved $770 by shunning cleaners and doing the job herself.

After professionals quoted $792 to clean the tiled floor of her Queensland home, the mum bought a two-litre bottle of ‘Long Life Grout Cleaner’ and got to work with a scrubbing brush. 

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile.

‘Just finished four tiles and I cannot believe I didn’t do this years ago,’ she wrote in the caption. 

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Before: The grime-ridden grouting on the floor of a mother's Queensland home

After: The grouting after a few seconds of scrubbing with a $22 gel from Bunnings

A mother restored the grime-ridden grouting on the floor of her Queensland home (left) to perfect condition (right) with a $22 gel from Bunnings

She transformed her tiles with Long Life Grout Cleaner (pictured) from the hardware giant

She transformed her tiles with Long Life Grout Cleaner (pictured) from the hardware giant

The photos have drawn dozens of delighted responses since they were shared late on Sunday, with comments including ‘wow’, ‘great job’ and ‘looks fantastic’. 

‘You can definitely see the difference, even the tiles look brighter,’ one woman said.

A second who tried the gel on her own tiles confirmed it ‘always leaves them looking brand new’ and recommended covering freshly cleaned grouting with a sealant to prevent further stains.

‘I used this on the tiles in my laundry. It is brilliant. I couldn’t believe the difference afterwards,’ said a third. 

And it’s not the only affordable product capable of transforming grouting from grimy to gleaming in an instant.

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile

Photos posted in a Facebook cleaning group show the result of her efforts, with just a few seconds of scrubbing lifting the blackened dirt caked into the grouting between each tile

Earlier in September, American actress Savannah Meyer posted a TikTok video which begins with a close-up of a tiled floor with grubby black stains running along the grouting.

The 28-year-old from Utah then pours a drop of Clorox toilet bowl cleaner onto the tiles, leaves it to soak for five minutes and scrubs it gently with a brush.

Dark discolouration lifts off easily, leaving the strips between each tile sparkling white.

‘Should I do my whole kitchen?’ Ms Meyer asked in the caption.

And many felt that she should.

‘Wow what a difference. I desperately need to do this in my kitchen but there are way too many tiles!’ one woman said.  

Before: American actress Savannah Meyer poured a drop of Clorox toilet bowl cleaner onto the grimy grouting of her kitchen floor

After: A quick scrub restored it to a sparkling white fish in seconds

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Cleaning fanatic shares easy way she gets her grimy bathroom tiles sparkling in minutes leaving others stunned

A MUM-OF-TWO was desperate to get her grotty bathroom tiles clean after moving into a rental that was less than ideal.

Straight away she got to work on a homemade solution that completely transformed the look of her tiles – and people are blown away by the result.

The tiles were filthy and in desperate need of a clean

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The tiles were filthy and in desperate need of a cleanCredit: Facebook

Rather than relying on chemicals to get the job done, Carey Barling, from Queensland, Australia,  mixed together hot water, sugar soap and washing up liquid – and her tiles were gleaming in minutes.

Proud of her efforts, Carey shared before and after snaps online, which quickly won the praise of cleaning-obsessed mums.

Explaining her approach, Carey said she used a handheld scrubbing brush instead of a mop to achieve the impressive sheen, according to Daily Mail Australia.

She said: “I used a bit of a scrubby scrub, not with a long-handled floor scrub. I feel like it doesn’t do as good of a job as I do on my hands and knees.”

They ended up sparkling in just a few minutes

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They ended up sparkling in just a few minutesCredit: Facebook
The mum used a homemade mix of water, sugar soap and washing up liquid to get the job done

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The mum used a homemade mix of water, sugar soap and washing up liquid to get the job doneCredit: Facebook

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The comments rolled in with many saying “so satisfying”, “top job” and “you should be proud, looks stunning”.

One woman said: “This is amazing! Like a completely different floor.”

And another added: “Fantastic job! Pity it was in such an awful state to begin with.”

While a third raved: “‘What a difference a little scrubbing does – look how beautiful the grout came up.”

Meanwhile, a woman’s cleaning hack removes caked-in grease from her filthy oven hood – and you don’t need to do ANY scrubbing.

Plus a mum swears off ironing for life & claims £15 hand steamer from Asda does the job just as well – and loads quicker.

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Mother shares her VERY simple solution that leaves grimy bathroom tiles impossibly shiny in minutes

Mum shares her simple cleaning trick that leaves grimy bathroom tiles impossibly shiny in MINUTES – without a drop of toxic chemicals

  • When Carey Barling moved into her new rental, the bathroom floor was filthy
  • She scrubbed the tiles with hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid
  • Her efforts transformed the floor from grimy to gleaming in minutes
  • The mother-of-two shared photos comparing the difference on Facebook
  • Her post has gone viral with one woman replying: ‘Now that’s what I call a clean!’

A mother’s homemade solution that leaves dirt-encrusted tiles impossibly shiny without a drop of toxic chemicals has attracted widespread praise on social media.

When Carey Barling moved into her new rental in southeast Queensland, the bathroom floor was filthy.

The mum-of-two immediately set about scrubbing the tiles with hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid – transforming them from grimy to gleaming in minutes.

Photos comparing the difference have gone viral since they were shared in an Australian cleaning group on Facebook, with one woman replying: ‘Now that’s what I call a clean!’

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A mother transformed the filthy bathroom floor of her Queensland rental

With a simple solution of hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid

A mother transformed the filthy bathroom floor of her Queensland rental (left) from grimy to gleaming (right) with a simple solution of hot water, sugar soap and dishwashing liquid

Ms Barling, who is expecting her third child, said she used a handheld scrubbing brush instead of a mop to achieve the impressive sheen.

‘I used a bit of a scrubby scrub, not with a long-handled floor scrub. I feel like it doesn’t do as good of a job as I do on my hands and knees,’ she said. 

And people were quick to praise her handiwork with comments including ‘so satisfying’, ‘top job’ and ‘you should be proud, looks stunning’.

‘This is amazing! Like a completely different floor,’ one woman said.

A second said: ‘Fantastic job! Pity it was in such an awful state to begin with.’

‘What a difference a little scrubbing does – look how beautiful the grout came up,’ added a third.

The tiles gleamed after just a few minutes of scrubbing with a handheld brush

The tiles gleamed after just a few minutes of scrubbing with a handheld brush

Ms Barling’s simple solution for sparkling tiles is the latest cleaning hack to catch attention on social media, following a mother’s budget-friendly trick for stopping plastic containers flipping and filling with water in the dishwasher.

Turned upside down, $7 drying racks from Kmart keeps loose lunchboxes and other utensils in place during the cleaning cycle, putting an end to splashback and spillages on the kitchen floor once and for all.

The hack – originally shared on Reddit and reposted in a cleaning group on Facebook – has gone viral, drawing dozens of comments like ‘fabulous suggestion’ and ‘this is brilliant, thanks for sharing’.

An upside down dish rack (pictured) can be used to secure loose containers in the dishwasher, preventing them flipping and filling with water during the cleaning cycle

An upside down dish rack (pictured) can be used to secure loose containers in the dishwasher, preventing them flipping and filling with water during the cleaning cycle

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