This mum discovered a clever hack and managed to save her couch after her cheeky son decorated it with bright red lipstick!

A Melbourne mum has shared her genius cleaning hack on Facebook after her son decided to decorate their couch with red lipstick. Jessica, a mum of two, said she became suspicious after leaving Louis unsupervised while she folded the washing. When she walked into the living room, she was shocked to discover that the three-year-old had decided to customise the furniture…

Scheming And Plotting

Jessica told that she wouldn’t usually leave Louis on his own but decided to quickly sort the washing while he was happily playing with his toys. “He’s a schemer, thinker, plotter, escape artist, creative genius and subtle sleuth,” she said. “Just as I thought to myself ‘he’s gone quiet’ he walks into the kitchen looking like a vampire that’s had a great feast.” Jessica realised that Louis had opened her handbag and used her two favourite lipsticks to draw on everything from the couch to the walls and even the carpet. “As I followed this trail of red, I was met with the horrific scene. A complete massacre,” she said. As the couch is a light beige suede, the mum says she immediately assumed the worst and began desperately searching for stain removal tips online. In her search, Jessica stumbled across one hack that required some Morning Fresh dishwashing liquid and persistence and decided to give it a go.


Miraculous Results

Jessica says she could not believe how well the hack worked. “I rubbed it into the material with my fingers and it worked, I was so shocked!” she said. “It now looks like nothing ever happened. All evidence has been destroyed and everything is back to the way it was.”

We think mums everywhere will be singing Jessica’s praises for sharing this clever stain solution!

What’s the worst thing your toddler has scribbled on? Share your story in the comments!

  • Imagine back to the 1940s when a relative of mine (then a baby about 12 – 15 months old woke up in his huge old style pram, reached under the pillow and found his Mum’s make-up purse. he drew all over the inside of his pram including the hood. I don’t know how they got it off. I know it was used for the next generation and there was no signs of his work of art. Photos of the next generation show no signs of it.


  • Would have liked to see an after picture. I’ve had no scary incidences like this thank goodness although when I was little my brother convinced me that Mum’s pink nail polish (which he helpfully opened for me) would look just fine on the screen of our new tv. We watched that telly through the nail polish until it gave up the ghost when I was about 12.


  • I thought this was a joke at first, like she used the hack and look how great the couch looks with it’s swirly lipstick pattern! Where’s the after shot? lol


  • It would be good if she posted a before and after pic, as I’m not convinced dish detergent would have saved the couch above!


  • Well that one is a surprise, would had thought of that one ever.


  • dishwashing liquid, wow who knew?


  • Not sure I will ever need to know this tip but good to have it anyway. What a mess.


  • Thats very handy to know incase we ever need it!


  • I have never had issues with my daughter doing this ever, my son is now walking and exploring so I will keep this hack in case


  • Oh that’s interesting!!


  • Luckily it came out or it would been a disaster!


  • Lipztocl can sure make awful stains! Glad she was able to remove them


  • drawing on the walls for fun


  • Would love to see before and after photos!


  • Sometimes it is a good idea to have removable covers that are washable. Most kids have drawn or painted something at some stage. I also would not have thought of using Morning Fresh Detergent.

    • Removable covers for couches are the best!


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