Savvy mum reveals the common kitchen item you can use to get shoes sparkling – and they cost pennies

THE EASTER weekend is in full swing, but if your kids are back to school on Tuesday and you’re off to work, we’ve got the perfect hack for you.

If your leather shoes are looking a little bit tired, some savvy mums have shared their clever tip for getting them sparkling again.

And don’t worry, you won’t need to go out and buy expensive cleaning products.

With this cleaning hack, you may already have this item in your kitchen already… and if you don’t, you can pick one up from any supermarket, for as little as 14p from Tesco.

To give your shoes a new life, cleaning-mad mums have recommended using a banana.

Yes, you heard that right – according to Lori Taylor, the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms, you can shine your shoes with a banana peel.

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Bananas are known for their potassium, which also happens to be a primary ingredient in many shoe polishes. 

Potassium and other natural oils found in bananas make for a powerful, natural shoe polish. 

Rubbing a banana peel on dusty, scuffed boots and shoes will have them looking new again in no time, without you breaking the bank on cleaning products.

And the best part? Shining your shoes with a banana peel is so quick and simple.

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There’s barely any faff involved and your shoes will look fabulous after just a few minutes.

It’s really easy to do – simple start by removing any large clumps of mud or debris from your shoes.

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Then peel a banana and rub the inside of the peel on your shoes. 

Ensure you get inside all the cracks and crevices of your shoes.

Once you’ve done this, take a soft cloth and use it to buff the shoes, removing any pieces of banana peel. 

And voila! Your shoes will be shining in no time. 

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Banana peel works best on leather boots and shoes, but can also be used on other leather accessories, like belts and handbags.

Would you give this hack a try? 

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