Vacuuming is one of those chores that, while annoying, at least can be satisfying when you look at all the dust, hair and dirt caught in the vacuum and the nice clean floor left behind.
At least we thought.
Until we, along with thousands of others, learned of the $5 cleaning hack that exposes just how clean our carpets really… aren’t.
When UK cleaning guru Sophie Hinchliffe shared her top tip for cleaning carpets with her 1.8 million followers, many were surprised at just how much their vacuum cleaners weren’t picking up.
Mrs Hinch, as she goes by, explained in her InstagramStories earlier this month that she runs a clean, dry squeegee over her seemingly clean carpets, which pick up dirt, dust and pet hair that her vacuum leaves behind.
And it’s a lot.
With a good squeegee, like this one from Big W, costing around $5, it's a very small price to pay for clean carpets.
Inspired Mrs Hinch devotees have since been sharing the results of their own squeegee once-over on social media.