WE'RE by no means cleaning experts – but we were always taught that there was no salvaging a carpet once you've spilled red wine on it.
As for grease smears and any kind of suede stains, we just assumed they were something we were going to have to make our peace with – that is, until now.
Earlier this year, TikTok star Chantel – who boasts 566,000 followers on her Mama Mila account – revealed how SHAVING cream could be the answer to our cleaning woes.
Raving about her life hack, the Australian mum dubbed shaving foam the "miracle stain remover you didn't know you had" – because after all, it's effectively a form of whipped soap.
In a viral video that's racked up over 3600 "likes", Chantel walked viewers through how she uses the £1 product around her home.
First off, the mum says shaving foam works a treat for "spot cleaning" carpets.
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Putting her method into practice, Chantel applied a generous amount on her rug, rubbed it in a little and then left it to sit for a couple of minutes.
Next, she gave it a gentle scrub and was chuffed to see the spot had disappeared.
Secondly, the mum also used the foam to tackle a red wine stain on a white cloth.
She wrote: "Apply, let it settle in and wash away [with water]."
Finally, Chantel raved about how it's also gentle enough to remove grease stains from suede – which is famously hard to clean.
Changing her instructions slightly, Chantel said: "Apply, let it settle and wipe away with a damp cloth."
So how does it work? Well as influencer Lynsey Queen of Clean wrote on Instagram last year, shaving foam works by penetrating the stain and adding moisture – which makes it easier to remove.
Recommending Teso's 70p version, she wrote: "Shaving foam is not just for shaving it is also an amazing inexpensive stain remover that works brilliantly on both carpets and mattresses.
"Just use warm water and a small soft brush or cloth and very gently rub into the stain leave for 10 minutes then rinse away. Then open up your cloth into a square and pat dry."
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