KEEPING your home spick and span is difficult but with a little more time on our hands due to lockdown people are finally getting around to those annoying chores they've been putting off.
Case in point is the household iron, which can get stubborn black scorch marks on the plates and in turn mark your beloved garments.
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Yet, a dad revealed how he saved his iron from the bin using a paracetamol tablet – and the results are remarkable.
In a short video uploaded to TikTok, the cleaning fanatic's daughter explained how her father used the medicine to get his iron spotless.
Viewers then watched as her dad held onto the tablet with a tweezers and began rubbing it over the iron's plate in circular motions while it was on.
As the social media user's dad slides the tablet over the scorch marks, the burnt areas evaporate and leave the kitchen appliance looking like new in minutes.
User Carrie Pendle captioned the cleaning-inspired video: "Dad literally forced me into filming his 'cleaning hack' for 'the Tik Tok' and he keeps asking me if he’s gone viral yet so here we are".
And in fact the video has gone viral on the platform after it racked up 1.8 million views since it was uploaded last month.
The clip has attracted a flood of comments from cleaning enthusiasts, who have hilariously thanked "dad".
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One viewer penned under the post: "I tried. can't believe it worked".
"Amazing! Go dad! I’m off to try it!!" another shared. "That is great! thanks dad" (sic).
A fourth wrote: "wat! your dad's just save my iron going in the bin" (sic).
For more incredible cleaning tips, this mum uses £3.50 spray from Asda to get rid of washing machine mould in minutes.
Plus this mum used a £1.60 two-ingredient trick to clean her filthy oven – and the results are amazing.
And this Scottish mum used a genius £2 cleaning hack involving baby bottle sterilising fluid to remove muddy stains from clothes.
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