Cleaning guru shares her THREE top ‘hacks’ for a sparkling home fast – and none of them require harsh chemicals
- Cleaning queen Chantel Mila has shared three easy hacks for a sparkling home
- None of the mum’s hacks used harsh chemicals or expensive cleaning supplies
- Chanel, from Melbourne, posted the tips to her popular TikTok page, Mama Mila
- She suggested making a mix of water, vinegar and dish soap to clean windows
- Chantel then used water, vinegar and lemon juice to cut through kitchen grime
- Finally she said to use a lint roller to get rid of dust in hard to reach areas
A home hacks queen has shared three handy cleaning tips to leave your house sparkling and dust-free.
Chantel Mila, who goes by Mama Mila online, revealed three easy DIY cleaning ideas that don’t involve harsh chemicals or expensive cleaning supplies in a video posted to her popular TikTok page.
The cleaning whizz recommended a homemade mixture of water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid to leave windows crystal clear and streak-free.
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Chantel Mila (pictured), aka Mama Mila, shared three simple tips and tricks to make your house sparkling clean without using harsh chemicals or expensive cleaning supplies
The cleaning whizz recommended a homemade mixture of water, vinegar and dishwashing liquid to leave windows crystal clear and streak-free
In a bucket, she mixed together four cups of water with two cups of vinegar and half a cup of dish soap then used a squeegee to clean the glass.
‘This mix is powerful at removing dirt and grime from your windows,’ the Melbourne mum-of-two said.
To cut through grease and grime in the kitchen, Chantel wiped down surfaces with another homemade solution of half water, half vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Her third tip was to use a lint roller to get rid of dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like the inside of a lampshade.
To cut through grease and grime in the kitchen, Chantel wiped down surfaces with another homemade solution of half water, half vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice
Her third tip was to use a lint roller to get rid of dirt and dust in hard to reach areas like the inside of a lampshade
Chantel’s clip quickly racked up tens of thousands of views in a matter of hours and impressed many of her 911,000 loyal followers.
‘I would use the first solution in the kitchen too! Dish soap is the only thing that works for me to cut food and cooking grease,’ one fan in the comments agreed.
Chantel has built a strong following online with her home cleaning and organising hacks and previously went viral for sharing some little known tricks to keep boots looking new, drying laundry faster and removing makeup stains from clothes.
In the clip, her first tip was to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house.
The Melbourne mum-of-two ‘s first tip is to apply coconut oil to leather boots to help waterproof them before leaving the house
‘You can also use beeswax if you have it at home,’ she added.
Secondly, she said to place ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets so they come out wrinkle-free without having to iron them.
‘This creates a steamy environment that helps reduce wrinkles without ironing. You can also use a wet face towel,’ the 32-year-old said.
Secondly, she said placing ice cubes in the tumble dryer with your clothes or sheets will create more steam during the cycle and help them come out wrinkle free
Finally, Chantel suggested using shaving cream to buff out makeup stains from white clothing which she said works ‘like magic’
Chantel’s final tip was to use shaving cream to remove makeup stains ‘instantly’ from white clothing.
She applied the shaving cream to stain and buffs it out with a brush to make it ‘disappear like magic’.
The clip racked up 2.7million views and drew in hundreds of comments from many followers impressed with the unusual tips and tricks.
‘That makeup removing hack is the one I’ve been needing!,’ one person said.
‘Ooh had no idea about the shaving cream!!’ another wrote.
‘What a great idea I’m going to try the coconut oil for my leather boots,’ responded a third.
Secrets of a cleaning queen: How Mama Mila keeps her house running smoothly every week
MY FIVE DESERT ISLAND CLEANING BUYS
I love making my own DIY cleaning products and often the DIY’s use simple, household ingredients that are found in any pantry! My top cleaning products include baking soda, white vinegar, lemons, tea tree oil and lavender essential oil.
MY THREE LITTLE-KNOWN CLEANING SECRETS
1. Denture tablets are a top secret cleaning agent. They can whiten your toilets, whiten clothes, whiten bathroom sinks – they’re amazing!
2. Putting on your favourite song while cleaning is a simple way to make cleaning fun. I ask my Amazon Echo Show 15 to put on my 10 minute ‘cleaning playlist’ and try to make cleaning as enjoyable process. You’ll be surprised by how much you can get done!
3. Red wine spills can be quickly removed with soda water. It’s the best way to lift it from your carpet or clothing without staining.
Between work and family commitments, our weeks can be a constant juggle. Our Amazon Echo Show 15 has been an absolute game changer at our house, and helps us stay organised during the week.
We’ve customised our screen to display our shopping lists, to-do lists so I can see what’s on for the day while drinking my morning tea and the family calendar helps us keep on top of the kid’s activities, school key dates, our appointments and business meetings.