A mum in the UK has shared a cleaning hack on TikTok that she used to get her daughter’s second-hand trainers looking like new. Rebecca bought two pairs of Adidas and Converse trainers on the app Vinted for £2, but they were both covered in stains. After filling a sink with hot water and adding Napisan, a detergent formulated for baby clothes, she soaked the shoes for an hour before scrubbing them with a cheap nail brush. After a wash on a 60-degree cycle, the shoes were left to dry on a radiator and resulted in a “brand new” look, according to some of the comments on the TikTok video.
Napisan is known for its ability to kill germs at low temperatures so is often used on baby clothes. Rebecca said it was the “key to all trainer washing.” A container of Napisan can be purchased for £3.20 for 800g at Wilkos, with 50g needed per wash. The video has since gone viral, receiving over 156k views and 8,000 likes at the time of writing.
Many of the comments on the TikTok video thanked Rebecca for the cleaning hack and said they would be trying it out on their own shoes. Some were amazed at how the shoes looked brand new with just a few simple products and some elbow grease. The video highlights the value of second-hand shopping and how with a little creativity, items can be given a new lease of life.
Cleaning hacks like this have become increasingly popular on social media in recent years, with people finding new ways to get their homes, clothes, and possessions looking amazing without having to spend a lot of money. As people look for ways to save money and live more sustainably, these hacks can be a lifesaver, helping to extend the life of items that might otherwise be discarded.