The toilet is one of those rooms that accumulates and retains bad odors that often linger long after cleaning the toilet and the floor around it.
An Aussie mum has found a clever solution to this problem using a product you’d probably never think of cleaning with, and it’s also super cheap at just $2.30 a box.
The woman told the Facebook group Cleaning and organization inspired by Australia she managed to use private label shaving foam to get rid of urine smells from her toilet.
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“Three boys in the house including a two and three year old. I’ve finished the first one and it smells great so now let’s move on to the second bathroom,” she posted alongside three photos.
His cleaning hack struck a chord with other members of the group, attracting 570 comments, with many members revealing they were doing it too.
“It gets rid of the urine smell. I have two tweens and I have them do this in their bathroom every week!” a position.
According to reviews, shaving cream should be left on the floor for 10 minutes to an hour and then wiped off.
“Not easy to clean, but the results are undeniable (and it’s really just an extra mop of the area after the main volume was lifted the first time). I didn’t believe it until I got it tried,” wrote another.
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There is a catch though, the fresh smell doesn’t always last until the next weekly cleaning and requires a lot of shaving cream every time you mop the floor.
“I find it lasts two days too. I’ll try another brand because you only get half the fucking bottle of the house brand when the gas runs out,” one person commented.
Toilet floors aren’t the only thing people have found to clean up shaving cream. Caroline, TikTok user, which goes through the handle @neat.carolinefound five alternate uses in total – and that’s not including hacking the toilet floor.
Caroline’s shaving cream tips included cleaning foggy glasses and polishing stainless steel appliances.
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TikTok cleaning guru Chantel Mila also uses shaving cream on her stainless steel oven door to get rid of fingerprints and grease marks.
All you need is a pump of shaving cream which is polished on the glass. Then change to a clean microfiber cloth to finish.
“I tried so many different methods that didn’t work! This one is amazing,” Chantel posted about this hack.
Chantel also found that shaving cream was effective in removing stains. She showed how well it works for cleaning carpet stains, red wine stains on a towel, and stains on suede.
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