People are cleaning with mayonnaise - and it works!

One clever mum took to social media to share her secret weapon for cleaning walls - and it was in the fridge all along!

You love your child's creativity, but there's a time in every parent's life when you find that your little one has taken to sketching on the walls.

It's not so bad when it's just some pencil or a water-based texter that comes off with some soap and water, but what really leaves a lasting mark is the permanent waxy residue of a brightly coloured crayon. 

Enter Jessica Hard, genius mum. She posted a video to Facebook of her wall cleaning hack for the world to see, and it has since gained over 2 million views.

Her secret? Everyday mayonnaise. In the video, she demonstrates how a tea towel dipped in a little bit of the classic condiment can easily remove crayon from a wall.

Another super savvy cleaner also shared that this is not the end of mayo's utility. Beyond stripping crayon off walls, the white spread also breaks down the pesky residue left behind from stickers placed on windows or walls by over-zealous sticker-mad kids.

Additionally, these same ingredients are great for moisturising wood. So, if you are looking to polish out a ring stain from a timber table, apply some mayo, leave for two minutes and then wipe away and be amazed.

It's the combination of the mayonnaise’s oiliness with the citric acid in the lemon and vinegar that it contains that so easily break down messes that other common cleaning products so often fail to tackle.

The video has gained over 15,000 comments since it was first posted. People can't believe how simple the answer is.

"Mind blown! Now I'm starting to wonder what’s in that stuff cuz nothing can get crayon stains out," wrote one. While another declared: "I’m cleaning my walls with mayo later!"

So, put down the soap and pick up the mayonnaise next time you're wiping down your walls. Remember to wipe off any excess to prevent causing even further mess.

 

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