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Ultimate stain removal hack: Mum shares her trick for banishing stubborn marks from soft furnishings

A mum-of-two has revealed her ‘ultimate stain removal hack’ for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes.

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can easily get covered in stains with young children, and so she swears by a simple solution to banish the marks forever.

To get rid of the stains, Carolina said you’ll need some dish soap, hydrogen peroxide and an old toothbrush. 

You will also need a spray bottle with some water and a microfibre cloth. 

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BEFORE: A mum-of-two has revealed her 'ultimate stain removal hack' for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes

BEFORE: A mum-of-two has revealed her 'ultimate stain removal hack' for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes

AFTER: BEFORE AND AFTER: A mum-of-two has revealed her 'ultimate stain removal hack' for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes

AFTER: BEFORE AND AFTER: A mum-of-two has revealed her 'ultimate stain removal hack' for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes

BEFORE AND AFTER: A mum-of-two has revealed her ‘ultimate stain removal hack’ for getting stubborn marks out of your soft furnishings, and the method will only take you five minutes

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can get covered in stains with young children, and so she has a solution (pictured)

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can get covered in stains with young children, and so she has a solution (pictured)

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can get covered in stains with young children, and so she has a solution (pictured)

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can get covered in stains with young children, and so she has a solution (pictured)

Carolina McCauley, from Perth, said she knows all too well how easily pieces of furniture like your sofas can get covered in stains with young children, and so she has a solution (pictured)

‘Add one tablespoon of dish soap to a bowl,’ Carolina posted on Instagram.

‘Then add two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide.’

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot.

Then, ‘scrub vigorously’ with an old toothbrush.

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot

After mixing the combination, the mum said you should gently pour it over the stained area, taking care not to pour too much in one specific spot 

Once you can see the stain starting to lift, Carolina said you should spray the area with water from your spray bottle.

‘Use a microfibre cloth to dry it off,’ she said. ‘It works like magic!’

Thousands who saw the simple clip were impressed and said they would definitely try the trick at home.

‘This is what I need in my life, particularly in my car seat where I have coffee stains,’ one commenter said.  

‘This is so clever, I love your hacks,’ another said.

'Use a microfibre cloth to dry it off,' she said; it works like magic (pictured)

'Use a microfibre cloth to dry it off,' she said; it works like magic (pictured)

‘Use a microfibre cloth to dry it off,’ she said; it works like magic (pictured)

Carolina has gained a name on TikTok for sharing handy household tips and tricks, including why you need to deep clean your dishwasher, and her simple three-step method for making your machine look brand new.

The mum-of-two said the dishwasher can easily build up with dirt and grime, so you should prioritise giving it a clean at least once a month to ensure it functions properly.

For this, all you need is some baking soda and white vinegar.

To clean your machine, Carolina said you should first sprinkle some baking soda into the machine behind the bottom rack.

‘Leave the baking soda for one hour so that it absorbs fully,’ Carolina said.

Set your machine to a heavy cycle, and then open it midway through the cycle and pour in two cups of white vinegar.

‘Resume the cycle until it’s complete,’ Carolina said.

You should end up with a machine that is clean and free from debris and buildup.

The reason why the trick works is because the vinegar will break down any remaining bits of food, grease, soap scum, residue, and any other leftover grime.

Meanwhile, baking soda helps to remove stains and freshen the overall smell of your machine.

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