Mum’s three-step cleaning hack transforms dirty coat – and it cost her £5 to do

A mum transformed her step daughter’s dirty coat with cheap household items.

She used a £1 spray, affordable mildew remover and dishwasher tablet to transform the clothing item, before sharing the results on Facebook.

The woman told the Mrs Hinch Made Me Do It group: “I just wanted to share my parenting hack with you

“My partner’s daughters mum had washed the coat a few times with no luck…

“So other than it being a playing out coat I thought I had nothing to lose and would try it out my way.

“If it didn’t work we was going to get a new coat today for school tomorrow.”

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To get the dirt off the coat, the mum used Elbow Grease All Purpose Spray.

This cheap product can be snapped up from Asda, Poundshop or The Range for £1.

The Facebook user revealed: “So I first sprayed it with Elbow Grease and waited for that to soak in.”

She then used mildew remover to budge any mud-related mess.

You can purchase one of these products – a Dettol Antibacterial Mould & Mildew Remover Spray – for £3.50 from Tesco.

The parent then put the coat in the wash with a dishwasher tablet instead of a laundry pod.

She added: “Then tested a small area with mould and mildew remover and it didn’t mark the coat or take the colour out of it as it has peroxide in it.

“So then I decided to spray the whole coat with mould and mildew remover put a dishwasher tablet in the washing machine and put it on a 90° wash.

“The coat now looks brand-new and I’ve brushed the fur on the hood when it came out.

“Saved us a small fortune for a new coat.”

The entire process costs around £5, which is much cheaper than replacing the coat.

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Parents can’t get enough of the cleaning hack .

More than 1,000 of them have liked the post – and many praised the mum for her idea.

One commenter remarked: “That is seriously impressive!”

Another said: “Wow. Looks great!”

And a third added: “Brilliant. It's turned out beautiful.”

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