We love a good , especially if it helps us bring old and worn clothing back to life. So now, we're adding "how to clean white sneakers" to our repertoire of clothes-fixing hacks, which also includes greats such as how to keep your zipper up and how to remove chocolate stains from your sleeves.
This particular fast-fix trainer cleaning trick comes from Twitter user @sarahtraceyy who basically saw her Converse transformation go viral because so many people were impressed with her bright whites.
Here's a pic of her before and after to show just how much of a difference the hack makes:
I am a miracle worker pic.twitter.com/BeivqBtdrv— halloween queen (@sarahtraceyy) October 15, 2017
Thankfully, the way back to almost-new-looking Converse doesn't involve too much elbow grease at all. Sarah explained on Twitter that the method is simple:
"Ok rinse shoes, mix 1:1.5 of baking soda & detergent, scrub w toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder/dry"
ok rinse shoes, mix 1:1.5 of baking soda & detergent, scrub w toothbrush, let it sit for a while, rinse, put in washer, baby powder/dry???? https://t.co/D5Skp5ha3x— halloween queen (@sarahtraceyy) October 15, 2017
Yet another example of how twitter teaches us more than high school ever did ????????— jessie (@jessiiieem) October 16, 2017
God obviously saw me googling how to clean white shoes today and sent this tweet my way— ???????? (@lolavidalocaa) October 16, 2017
While loads of people were keen to know the secret to Sarah's bright white Converse, there were a few people who suggested that the effort wasn't worth it.
????????I just think it’s a lot of work for some $50 converse ??????????— Blake Williams (@BlakeJ_2cold) October 16, 2017
And a couple were, perhaps rightly, wondering how on earth she got them so dirty in the first place:
The question should be "why did you let them get so dirty"?????— Denise (@boundlessmental) October 16, 2017
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.