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PSA: There's a $12 cleaning hack that cleans the grout from your floors and excuse us, indefinitely.

When it comes to cleaning, there is no task we despise more than having to clean grout.

Like making a dentist appointment or answering our backlog of emails, cleaning grout is one of those things in life that we know we should eventually do, but we keep putting it off for as long as possible.

There’s just something about spending hours ferociously scrubbing the tiny cracks in between tiles that just doesn’t appeal to a lot of people.

Thankfully, the all-knowing Queen of Clean has come up with a genius cleaning hack to effortlessly clean the dirty grout on tiled floors.

The secret is Vanish Napisan Gold Pro Stain Removal Powder.

Yep, the same powder we use to whiten our clothes also helps whiten our floors, too. And the best thing is – it’s only $12.

Professional cleaning queen Rebekka Ladner adds two scoops of Napisan to a bucket of water, which she uses to mop the tiles with before scrubbing.

She then rinses the tiles and mops them one final time with hot water and methylated spirits.

And the results are so satisfying.

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Image: Supplied/Queen of Clean.

“Bunnings sell two grout brooms, one is $10 and the other is in the $20 range. Just be careful as obviously the floors are extremely slippery when mopping,” she shared on her Facebook page. 


Like many of us, Rebekka has tried other cleaning methods to remove dirty grout with little success.

"[It's] $10 a bottle but honestly the fumes are toxic... and with five little kids around... even without kids it would put me off."

"Napisan [is] $12 a tub... and sometimes a big tub is on sale for $20. Two scoops to a whole mop bucket of water just seems better value to me and smells so much more pleasant."

Rebekka also shared a few other cleaning hacks with Mamamia.

"Cheap shaving foam ... using it on or around the outside of the toilet bowl esp with boys in the house helps kick that awful urine smell out. I've also used it in and around basins with great results and was awesome on shower scum."

"A mixture of equal parts dish liquid and vinegar is also great on soap scum."

And to take the hassle out of cleaning showers, "keep a cheap squeegee in there and just squeegee down before hopping out each time."

We aspire to this level of cleanliness.

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Do you know any clever cleaning hacks? Let us know in the comments below. 

Feature Image: Queen of Clean.