Mum’s grout cleaning trick leaves her bathroom walls sparkling clean



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An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on bathroom shower walls with ease.

The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ on her rental bathroom walls with no success and decided to mix bicarb soda with Domestos disinfectant bleach.

‘Mums! I’ve cracked the code! This took me only a few minutes and not a lot of effort – I couldn’t believe my eyes,’ she wrote alongside photos of the transformation posted in the Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise Facebook group.  

For health and safety reasons, it’s advised to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals, but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe.



a close up of a tiled wall: BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she 'cracked the code' and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)


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BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)



a group of people sitting on a tiled floor: AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried 'every product' but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was 'so pleased' with the result (pictured)


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AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was ‘so pleased’ with the result (pictured)

The woman said she mixed the two products until a paste was formed, then used an old toothbrush to apply it onto the grout.

‘In most places I didn’t even leave it, just a light brushing, it was gone in an instant,’ she said.

The woman was ‘so pleased’ with how well the formula worked at cleaning the grout she highly recommends it to others.

Her post has been ‘liked’ by more than 1,200 others since it was shared on September 20, leaving others very impressed.



a close up of a device: Bicarb soda is commonly used to clean products and areas around the home


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Bicarb soda is commonly used to clean products and areas around the home



a close up of a bottle: For health and safety reasons, it's best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use


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For health and safety reasons, it’s best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

‘I’m off to go scrub everything in the house!’ one woman said.

‘Well I know what I’m doing while the kids are at school,’ another said.

‘Just bought Domestos! Will give it a go,’ a third added. 

While the clever hack worked well at cleaning the grout, others warned about the dangers of mixing chemicals together. 

CHEMICALS YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX 

Bleach + Vinegar

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Bleach + Ammonia

Drain Cleaner + Drain Cleaner

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol 

Source: Good House Keeping 

‘Be careful people when mixing chemicals, don’t ever mix vinegar and bleach,’ one mum said. 

‘Good on you for experimenting and finding a solution to something that so many people struggle with – please carefully research your chemicals before mixing!’ another warned.   

Inhaling the toxic vapours can lead to coughing, breathing problems, allergic reactions and even nasty chemical burns. 

It’s a common cleaning mistake many people make, as cleaning experts have warned for years that adding any acidic to bleach will produce a toxic chlorine vapour. 

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Mum’s genius grout cleaning trick leaves her bathroom walls sparkling clean in seconds

‘I couldn’t believe my eyes’: Mum’s ‘genius’ and VERY simple grout cleaning trick leaves her rental bathroom walls sparkling in minutes

  • A mum has shared how she ‘cracked the code’ on how to clean shower grout  
  • Posting online, she resorted to using bicarb soda mixed with Domestos bleach
  • She said the mixture worked remarkably well and required minimal scrubbing 
  • For health and safety, it’s best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals

An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on bathroom shower walls with ease.

The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ on her rental bathroom walls with no success and decided to mix bicarb soda with Domestos disinfectant bleach.

‘Mums! I’ve cracked the code! This took me only a few minutes and not a lot of effort – I couldn’t believe my eyes,’ she wrote alongside photos of the transformation posted in the Mums Who Cook, Clean and Organise Facebook group.  

For health and safety reasons, it’s advised to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals, but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe.

BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she 'cracked the code' and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)

BEFORE: An Australian mother has revealed how she ‘cracked the code’ and discovered how to clean dirty grout on the bathroom shower walls with ease (pictured)

AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried 'every product' but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was 'so pleased' with the result (pictured)

AFTER: The Melbourne woman was frustrated after having tried ‘every product’ but resorted to mixing bicarb soda with Domestos bleach. She said she was ‘so pleased’ with the result (pictured)

The woman said she mixed the two products until a paste was formed, then used an old toothbrush to apply it onto the grout.

‘In most places I didn’t even leave it, just a light brushing, it was gone in an instant,’ she said.

The woman was ‘so pleased’ with how well the formula worked at cleaning the grout she highly recommends it to others.

Her post has been ‘liked’ by more than 1,200 others since it was shared on September 20, leaving others very impressed.

Bicarb soda is commonly used to clean products and areas around the home

For health and safety reasons, it's best to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

For health and safety reasons, it’s commonly known to avoid mixing bleach with other chemicals, but combining the product with bicarb soda is safe to use

‘I’m off to go scrub everything in the house!’ one woman said.

‘Well I know what I’m doing while the kids are at school,’ another said.

‘Just bought Domestos! Will give it a go,’ a third added. 

While the clever hack worked well at cleaning the grout, others warned about the dangers of mixing chemicals together. 

CHEMICALS YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX 

Bleach + Vinegar

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Bleach + Ammonia

Drain Cleaner + Drain Cleaner

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol 

Source: Good House Keeping 

‘Be careful people when mixing chemicals, don’t ever mix vinegar and bleach,’ one mum said. 

‘Good on you for experimenting and finding a solution to something that so many people struggle with – please carefully research

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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.

And a mum shows 

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