Revive your white shoes to their former glory with this ‘brilliant’ cleaning hack

Mar 20, 2024
With just a bit of elbow grease and a handful of common household ingredients, watch as your sneakers transform from drab to fab! Source: Getty Images.

In the world of fashion, nothing quite compares to the crisp, fresh look of a pair of white shoes.

But as any shoe lover knows, maintaining that pristine appearance can be a challenge.

Enter Anita Birges, an Australian professional organiser renowned for her savvy cleaning tips and tricks.

Recently, she unveiled what she describes as the “most effective” cleaning hack for reviving white shoes, and the internet is buzzing with excitement.

“I have tested and tried so many sneaker cleaning hacks over the years and this is by far the most effective one I’ve seen to date!” Birges exclaimed.

The method, she explains, is simple yet powerful, requiring only a handful of readily available household ingredients and a bit of elbow grease. According to Birges, the entire process takes roughly an hour and utilises ingredients that many already have in their homes.

So, what exactly do you need to achieve sneaker perfection? Birges recommends gathering Dawn dishwashing liquid, hydrogen peroxide, bicarbonate of soda, a toothbrush, and a small mixing container.

To prepare the cleaning solution, mix:

– 1/4 cup dishwashing liquid
– 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
– 1/4 cup baking soda

Once the solution is ready, Birges advises scrubbing it thoroughly over the shoes, both inside and out, including the tongue. Additionally, she suggests immersing the laces in the solution to ensure an all-around clean.

“Place the laces into what’s left of the solution. Leave for 45mins and let the solution get to work!” she instructs.

After allowing the solution to work its magic, Birges recommends washing the sneakers on a quick 30-minute cycle. However, she stresses the importance of avoiding the dryer and instead advises letting the shoes air dry in the sun.

“You will be blown away by the results as you can see here!!” Birges added.

The results, as showcased by Birges on her Instagram page, speak for themselves. Users were quick to express their amazement and gratitude for the shared hack.

“Wow! Those sneakers look amazing! This cleaning hack is a game changer Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll definitely have to try this on my own sneakers,” one wrote.

“Wow awesome!!”

“This is brilliant, thanks for sharing your amazing tips.”

With Birges’ innovative cleaning hack spreading like wildfire across social media, it seems that the days of resigning ourselves to dingy, discoloured shoes may soon be a thing of the past.

As shoe lovers near and far rush to put Birges’ method to the test, one thing is certain – your future shoe cleaning efforts appear brighter than ever before.

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