A CLEANING guru shared her top five hacks to keep your floors looking pristine, and one of her nifty tricks involves a tennis ball.
On her social media account, Jacqueline began addressing the most annoying problem people struggle with in their homes: claw marks.
Showing a black line on a tile, she told viewers: “Sick of the scuffs on your floors? Take a clean tennis ball and wipe it down.
“They’ll be gone soon!”
The cleaning lady then shared her trick for making hardwood floors shine again by pulling out a mop bucket and making a mixture of 1/4 cup of white vinegar and “a little olive oil.”
And to leave a fresh scent, she recommended adding either 10 drops of essential oil or two to three teaspoons of lemon juice.
“Don’t forget the hot water! Mop your floors in the direction of the wood to bring your floor’s shine back to life,” she said.
“If your floor looks a bit slippery, you can dry it with a microfiber cloth. Look at the difference between the shine.”
Moving on to the third tip, she urged viewers to get a carpet rake to remove all of the hidden dirt and hair.
“It loosens any hair that’s stuck in your carpet fibers and even scrapes them off for you,” she shared while demonstrating the process.
TikTok user @home-reimagined then broached the thorny subject of grout when she said: “Refresh your grout with this steamer and all attachments.”
“Use the power of steam to clean your grout, then wipe away any residue.”
And finally, she dealt with the annoying question of what to do if the carpet gives off a bad smell.
She instructed viewers to sprinkle a little baking soda over the area and leave it on for ten minutes.
You can then vacuum over it with a vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt and odors.
People flocked to the comments section to share their thoughts, as one person wrote, “Wow I have to try and use a tennis ball to get the scrapes out!”
Another said, “I never thought of using baking soda to clean carpets,” to which she replied, “It’s so beautiful!” I leave it on for 10-30 minutes and it smells a lot better!”
A third person asked, “So…is the mix safe on hardwoods?” and she replied, “Yes. I learned it from a professional flooring company!”