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Mum shares bizarre cleaning hack to remove couch stains and save cash

A MUM has shared a bizarre cleaning hack to remove couch stains and save cash.

Bethany Wragg smothered her corner couch in Gillette shaving foam leaving it look brand new after she scrubbed and hoovered it.

She was getting ready to replace the worn down sofa but was delighted when her quirky shaving foam trick completely restored the couch.

After leaving it to soak for 20 minutes, Bethany used a damp microfibre cloth to wash the foam from the couch.

The couch when the shaving cream was applied
The couch when the shaving cream was applied. (C). Bethany Wragg

She then vacuumed before leaving the formerly filthy furniture overnight to dry with the entire process lasting just eight hours before the couch could be used again.

Images show the sofa before the clean up operation where it is covered in dark grey muck alongside some heavier, darker stains.

During the hack the settee was snapped covered in white fluffy shaving foam, working away at removing the grime.

More images show the couch after the clean up where amazingly all of the stains have been removed with the furniture now looking brand new.

The couch looks brand new since the clean
The couch looks brand new since the clean. (C). Bethany Wragg

Delighted with the success of the unorthodox cleaning method, Bethany shared the hack to Facebook last month, writing: “I just smothered it all over, left for 20 minutes and wiped over with a damp microfibre cloth, which was really rung out.

“Some areas needed a little scrubbing and one little area I did twice. I just vacuumed over it this morning.

“I jumped on the shaving foam bandwagon, I didn’t expect it to work this well and my room smells beautiful.

“It was the easiest, cheapest, quickest clean I’ve ever done.

“It took one and a half cans of foam I got from Poundland.

“I didn’t do the patch test, I just went for it as I needed a new sofa anyway, but not anymore, it has brought it back to life.

“I did it at 11:20pm last night and it was fully dried by 7am.

“Some stubborn parts needed a bit of a scrub, but most of it I just wiped away.”

“Bye bye scrubbing or paying for professional cleaners.”

The post has now received more 2,500 likes and 500 comments from users who were keen to try the new hack.

The before and after pics of the couch
The before and after pics of the couch. (C). Bethany Wragg

One user wrote: “Might try this on my carpet as I’ve moved into a rental and the carpet could do with a clean.”

Another said: “I have this sofa and want to try it.”

One member commented: “Wow I must try this, I have a toddler and my sofa is minging.”

Another added: “Never done it myself, but I’m going to try it on my car seats.”

Speaking today, Bethany said: “In my house, with a dog, a teenager and a husband who paints alloy wheels for a living, it won’t be clean for very long.

“But I imagine it’s different with anyone else, it’s just used like any other cleaning product.”

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