How to clean a carpet with shaving cream: the new cleaning hack taking Aussie mums by storm

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A new cleaning hack is taking social media by storm, using a highly unlikely beauty buy.

Sharing on a popular Facebook group, homeowners revealed how they transformed their dirty carpets using shaving cream – available at Woolworths, Coles and ALDI for as little as $2.

For amazing results, all you have to do is spray a generous amount of cream on the surface of the mat.

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After 20 minutes, you then use a high pressure hose to remove the cleaner from the carpet and let it dry in the sun. If you have a Bissell Spot Cleaner, it can help remove excess water before the drying process.

Please note that it is always recommended to do a small patch test on your carpet before starting any cleaning project.

A mum shared an amazing before and after of her rug revamp, showing how a box of shaving cream made her blue and white flooring look like new.

The before photo of an owner’s hug. Credit: Cleaning Moms/Facebook

“Thanks to a helpful mum in the group, I tried shaving cream on my carpet today,” she wrote on the moms who clean page.

“It’s not even dry yet and you just have to look at the before and after shots.

“This carpet should be at least 10 years old and I have never had this cleaning result, even after having it professionally cleaned.

“Needless to say that I am amazed!

“Apparently it smells good, but mines always dry out, so I’m not sure about that one.”

During the cleaning process, a shaving cream was applied to the carpet surface.
During the cleaning process, a shaving cream was applied to the carpet surface. Credit: Cleaning Moms/Facebook

Another said she couldn’t believe the results on her flooring.

“I got a little carried away! Two rugs down, the last one to go – they smell so good,” she said.

“The shaving foam sat for 20 minutes, under pressure with the pressure washer [and] then I used the Bissell machine to soak up as much water as possible. Then let it dry.

“The next step will be my living rooms, minus the pressure washer on them!”

After: the end result after using the shaving cream trick.
After: the end result after using the shaving cream trick. Credit: Cleaning Moms/Facebook

Other Facebook users were blown away by the hack.

“I’m going to do it this weekend. With two dogs, thank you for inspiring me to use shaving cream! I can’t wait!” said one.

Another wrote, “Shaving cream is actually a concentrated soap, that’s why it cleans so well.”

Added a third: “We did the same thing over the weekend. It’s so good that it came back again!

wrote one more: “That’s it, I’m trying shaving cream on my carpets!”

Another owner did the hack on his various mats.
Another owner did the hack on his various mats. Credit: Cleaning Moms/Facebook
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