Clare used coke to make her son’s hoody look as good as new (Picture: Clare Hen)We love a cleaning hack – anything to make those tough jobs a little easier, without blowing the budget.
One mum discovered a really cheap way of getting greasy stains out of her kid’s clothes – something that is usually quite difficult.
Now, coming home covered in oily marks doesn’t mean you have to throw things away.
Clare Hen posted on the Cleaning Hacks Facebook group about how she used cheap coca cola to make her son’s hoody look good as new.
She explained: ‘My son was helping his dad change the clutch on a car at the weekend and got a fairly new jacket covered in grease. I’ve read a lot of times about coke getting rid of oil on driveways etc so I thought I’d try it on his jacket.
The hoody before (Picture: Clare Hen)
It was covered in grease (Picture: Clare Hen)
Clare soaked it overnight (Picture: Clare Hen)‘I put it in a bucket with two bottles of 17p Asda cola and soaked it overnight then put it in the washing machine on a normal cycle. It’s come up as good as new. Well chuffed.’
She posted a series of pictures showing how the hoody went from being covered in dark stains to completely clean as it dried on the washing line.
Apparently the carbonic and phosphoric acid in the drink helps to break down grease in the wash.
It came out very clean (Picture: Clare Hen)
Amazing (Picture: Clare Hen)People were impressed with the hack and how easy it was.
One said: ‘Wow, I had never heard of that before, but thanks!!!’
Others tagged friends, encouraging them to take note of the tip.
Clare said she used the cheap cola to keep costs down but you could use whatever type you have if you don’t want to buy more.
You might even have enough left to sit back with a nice drink while you wait for the hack to work its magic.
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