You only left the room for a minute and little Johnny decided it was a perfect time to redecorate the furniture, walls and carpet.
Hang on, how the fuck did he move so quickly? Why is it whenever you ask them to do something like put on their shoes or a jacket it takes a week, but anything they shouldn’t do just takes a matter of seconds?!
We have all been there, right? These tips will come in very handy the next time your little Picasso decides to get all arty farty.
How To Remove Drawings and Pen marks
One mum from Perth has taken to TikTok to share her genius solution for removing unwanted artwork.
Liesl Elizabeth, who uses the handle @cleanfreak_cleaningco, posted a video of her trick for making pen marks disappear using a common hair product that you will most likely already have in the bathroom.
Liesl demonstrates how a spray of Schwarzkopf hair spray helped lift the pen mark right off her grey couch.
Removing red stains from the carpet
Another TikTok user, @cleanthatup, posted a video showing how he got rid of dark red stains on his carpet using the steam from a hot iron.
He sprayed carpet stain remover onto the affected area and then placed an old cloth on top. Once he done this, he took his iron (using the steam setting) and went over the red stain. It wasn’t long until the stain disappeared.
TikTok user @hollyvlogsofficial shared a tip on cleaning LEGO without a fuss: Fill a mesh laundry bag with LEGOs, then place it on the top rack of your dishwasher. The heat and steam will not only clean gunk and crumbs off the blocks, but it will also disinfect them.
The Ultimate Oven Cleaner
According to TikTok user @gia_gabrielle, the secret to a spotless oven is a mixture of three ingredients – baking soda, white vinegar, and dishwashing liquid. When combined, the ingredients create a chemical reaction that results in a cleansing foam.
Clean burnt pots and pans
TikTok User @judithcollinz says a mix of warmed washing powder, vinegar and dish liquid is the perfect way to get burned bits off of the bottom of your pan.
Stain Remover for White Sneakers
TikTok user @lillianbabaian shared her secret trick for spotless white shoes: a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.
Cleaning dirty grout
TikToke user @cynthiasierra071 shares how she covers dirty grout lines with store-bought toilet bowl cleaner, lets it sit five minutes, then scrubs with a toothbrush. The grout, which was brown five minutes earlier, is now bright white.
Cleaning a microwave
TikTok user @mama_mila_ posted a step-by-step video showing how she removes harsh grease and grime from her microwave using a simple solution of just a cup of water and a teaspoon of washing detergent.
Stainless steel cleaning hack
TikTok user @kiana_kahn shows exactly how to get stainless steel looking as good as new by just using an old cloth and white vinegar.
She posted a video along with the caption: ‘Amazing since it isn’t using harsh chemicals!’
Scrubbing a bathtub clean
TikTok user @aligrams3 used just a grapefruit with a small dash of sugar to scrub away hard water residue and soap scum from the bathtub.
Removing stains from kitchen containers
Got tomato stains in your plastic storage boxes? TikTok user cleaningfever shares put some hot water, fairy liquid and a piece of kitchen roll in with the lid on, give it a good shake and leave it to soak. The kitchen paper *should* suck up those nasty stains and leave your plastic as good as new.