Mum gets filthy staircase looking good as new in four steps – and it only cost £4

A mum has wowed fellow homeowners with her hard work after she transformed the dirty cream carpet on her staircase in four simple steps, leaving it looking good as new again

If you’ve got carpet in your home and it’s in a neutral shade, you’ll know the drama that can come with keeping it clean.

Taking shoes off before setting foot on the carpet might be a rule in your house, but sometimes it can be difficult to enforce it and accidents can happen.

Over an extended period dirt may get tracked in – especially if you’ve got little ones running about – and your once pristine carpet can end up looking a bit worse for wear.

If this is the case for you, one mum might have a simple solution that could change everything.

An unnamed parent has taken to social media to share how she got the dirty carpet on her staircase looking almost good as new.

In a post on the Hinch Army Cleaning Tips Facebook page, the mum shared a before and after of the carpet on her stairs.

She wrote: “Our stairs get a lot of traffic with kids running straight upstairs from outside so I read somewhere about ‘Elbow Grease’ and thought I would give it a bash before ringing in a professional cleaner.”

She continued to explain how she used two products to clean the carpet, which cost £4 in total and she completed the task in four easy to follow steps.

The woman began by spraying Elbow Grease on the carpet and leaving it on for 10 minutes.

Following this, she rubbed in Dr Beckmann carpet cleaner and left it for a further 20 minutes.

Next she “scrubbed with warm water and a hard brush and then rubbed it with a white towel.”

When everything was said and done, the carpet looked good as new.

The whole process took less than an hour and made for a good workout – so much so that the mum even cracked a joke about cancelling her spin class later that day.

Fellow cleaning enthusiasts were impressed with the jaw-dropping carpet transformation.

One person replied: “Amazing job – looks like a huge amount of hard work. Well done you.”

Another said: “You should be so proud, your house is clearly well-loved and lived in which does for the majority of us who don’t all have ‘show homes’.”

A third proclaimed: “Great job. I hope everyone will take their shoes off after all your hard work.”