Cleaning fanatic shares incredible tip for getting crayon marks off walls using mayonnaise02/10/2020
WE'VE all been there – you've turned your back for a SECOND and just like that, your kids have scribbled all over the walls.
Before now, we would have been left with no choice but to crack out the paint and try to cover up their "artwork".
But it turns out, you might already have something sitting in your kitchen cupboards which will remove your children's scribbles in no time at all.
After realising her son had drawn all over her kitchen wall in crayon, an American mum shared a video on Facebook of her wiping mayonnaise over the marks. Yes, you read that correctly.
She claims: "If you put mayonnaise on crayon on the wall – it literally wipes off."
The mum started by applying the Hellmann's mayonnaise – which is known as Best Foods in the US – directly onto the scribbles before allowing it to sink in for a few minutes.
As she wipes the area down with a towel, the mum – who is unable to contain her excitement – sings: "F***ing parenting hack!"
Amazed by how the crayon just disappears, she added: "WHAT. That's nuts."
Okay so how exactly does it work? Well mayonnaise's oily formula combined with its high vinegar content means it's effectively able to dissolve the waxy crayon, according to LifeHacker.
And while mayonnaise might not work if your child is drawing with permanent pen, it's also proved to be a life-saver at removing grimy old sticker residue around the home.
Needless to say, the woman's post has since racked up over 1.5 MILLION views – and other parents are desperate to give it a go.
One user replied: "Awesome! Game changer."
Another added: "Great tip, thank you! My little girl did just the same yesterday so couldn't have seen this at a better time."
A third pondered: "I wonder what it took to figure all that out. Like, think of all the condiments someone went through before they discovered that mayonnaise is like the magic eraser of food."
Either way, just don't forget to wash your walls down afterwards… *shivers*
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