The simple way to make sure your runners stay fresh all year long 1 year ago

The simple way to make sure your runners stay fresh all year long

"An oldie but a goodie."

The Queen of Clean has revealed her simple trick to to keeping trainers smelling fresh - and you probably already have everything you need at home.


It turns out it's all down to tea bags - yes, really.

Social media sensation Lynsey Crombie shared the trick with her followers.

She posted a photo of herself putting tea bags into her trainers, which she captioned:

“An oldie but a goodie today especially as the weather is heating up and there is nothing worse than smelly shoes.

“Pop a few tea bags inside your smelly shoes to fight off bad odours that are caused by heat and bacteria.

“Leave to sit overnight in a warm dry place. The longer you leave the better.

“Any tea bags will work even the minty herbal ones. Tea bags are super absorbent and will suck the moisturiser and smell right out.

“To save waste make sure you reuse the ones from your shoes for other household tasks. Tea bags actually have lots of uses from cleaning marks of windows and mirrors to fertilising your plants.”


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One person commented:


"I've used this tip for many years. Learnt it off my grandad...

"Thought I was the only one who did this. I use the tea bags after to clean windows for a streak free shine."

Another person added:

"What fab tip will try this with our trainers. Love your tips like this especially as it’s something I’m sure majority of people will have to hand in the house and not have to go out and buy."