Woman shares how to remove stubborn stains from plastic containers in 30 seconds

TikTok is filled with cooking and cleaning tips.

From advice on how to drain your pasta to DIY hacks, people can find useful tips to just about any kitchen they have.

One woman recently shared her method for removing stains from plastic food containers.

Her technique has gone viral – with the video racking up 18 million views on TikTok.

Everyone knows the struggle of trying to clean an empty container that has been stained yellow or red – usually by a delicious pasta dish or curry.

Despite scrubbing with a sponge, the containers stubbornly remain stained.

But this method really helps clear up containers so they look brand new.

In the caption, the TikTok user complained: “The things you learn after all these years!!

“I have thrown so much out!”

In the video, the TikTok user showed how rinsing out the container didn’t remove the stains.

Instead, they put a wet paper towel in and some washing up liquid and added more water in before putting the lid back on.

After shaking it vigorously for 30 seconds, they tipped out the sudsy water and disposed of the paper towel.

And they were left with a sparkling clean container with no stains – result!

Since being posted, the video has racked up 2.1 million likes and thousands of comments.

One person commented: “I’ve learned more on TikTok in the past 6 months than I did 6 years in school.”

Another joked: “I need to tell my mum.”

A third added: “This is what I needed in 2020 thank you.”

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His handiwork went viral after it was shared on TikTok.

Lots of people were left impressed by the decorator’s skills and wished that they could hire him.

One viewer asked: “Do you want to come and do my hallway, stairs and landing please?”

And a thrifty mum was praised after she created an extra bedroom in her three-bed house.