I'm a cleaning pro – how to revive your stinky old towels with two items everyone has in their cupboards | The Sun

A CLEANING expert has revealed how to revive stinky old towels with two items that you probably already have in your cupboard.

YouTuber Florence Straka said there's a cleaning hack to refreshing towels that have seen better days.

If your towels are "crumply, odorous, or stinking," this method might be for you, the domestic pro said.

"This is what you do. You just use one cup of white vinegar and hot water," she said in the video.

All you have to do is either handwash the towel with hot water and vinegar, or throw a cup of the vinegar in your washing machine.

Then, wash the towels again with hot water and one cup of baking soda.

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"This will revive the towels and remove any accumulation within them," Straka said.

"Don't worry, there's not going to be any vinegar or baking soda smell in your towels."

Florence Straka, aka the Cleaning Queen, makes tons of videos on cleaning, organization, and decoration.

She also gave a tip on how to deal with smelly shoes.

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"All you have to do is take a few cotton balls and your favorite essential oil," she said.

Straka explained that you can soak the cotton balls with 10 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and then place them in the soles overnight.

"Your shoe will smell like essential oil rather than some kind of rotten tomato," she said.

This comes after cleaning experts have also revealed the hands-off approach to actually getting your dishwasher to clean itself.

Instagram account Zapatas Cleaning Services has shared a handy way to clean your dishwasher, using products you already own.

The cleaning experts explained: "Over time grease soap, scum, and food debris will build up in your dishwasher. Not only does this provide a breeding ground for germs, it also reduces the efficiency of the appliance."

For the first step, the professionals recommend using white vinegar and a scrub brush to clean the filter, sides, and any harder-to-reach parts of your machine.

Next, they advised: "Pour some vinegar into a dishwasher safe cup, put it on the top rack, and run a long cycle."

"Vinegar will break down grease, soap scum residue, and grime," the cleaning experts explained.

They continued: "When the cycle is over, remove the cup of vinegar, pour a generous amount of baking soda onto the dishwasher floor, and run another long cycle."

"The baking soda will eliminate any odors the dishwasher may have," the host of the video said.

After this, you can run two separate cycles where the dishwasher starts to clean itself.

Zapatas Cleaning Services detailed that two separate cycles are necessary as vinegar and baking soda will cancel each other out given their different levels of acidity.

Instagram users took to the comments section to share their thoughts on the cleaning tip.

"I will be doing this to my dishwasher tomorrow, now I know what to do to clean it. Thanks for this information," said one viewer.

Another follower wrote: "Just bought a house and this advice came at the perfect time! Ugh I'm dreading this though."

"Good timing my dishwasher is starting to smell funny, I will be trying this today," commented a third person.

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