A little while ago…okay, a long while ago, I was given a few cleaning products by Our Lifestyle Shop. I looked through their instructions, gaped a little at how “high tech” they were and was intimidated enough to put them away.


Until last weekend.

I decided that it was time to put aside my fear and put the products to good use. And after using them, I was awed by just how well they worked. I was seriously like WOAH. But I am getting ahead of myself.

One of the products given to me was Total Solutions Gel Graffiti Remover. I put off using it because my walls are pretty free from graffiti so far – because I am so strict with my boys about using coloured markers/paints etc! I am nazi about it – I bark at them when their colouring strays from the paper. Which leaves my white walls pretty clean, thankfully.

But then I forgot about my cat. Emi, oddly enough, loves to rub her body against the corners of our walls, such that they have turned black with dirt. Urghs. I decided to see if the gel remover would work.


It works simply: spray, wait for no more than 30 seconds and then wipe using a clean cloth. So I did exactly that. Except I, err, took longer than 30 seconds because midway through, the four-year-old ran up to grab my camera and I was lunging at him.

When I finally wiped the area clean, this was what I got:


/insert shocked emoji/

The area was so, so, SO STARK WHITE, it blew my mind. Seriously. For a good five seconds, I stared at it and went WHHHHA….?

It was so powerful, it cut through the grime that has accumulated over the past seven years. That’s why the contrast is so great. I’ll admit that I got a little scared and decided to leave this be, and go on to try the next product: Total Solutions Capture.

It works like this: sprinkle the Capture powder onto a spillage and watch the powder absorb the liquid to turn into a gel that lets you sweep it away easily. Luckily for me, again, we don’t usually get massive spillage so I thought I’d run a little experiment instead.

I poured some milk (only SOME because the milk guzzlers were watching me keenly and I didn’t want to give them any ideas), tossed some Capture powder onto it and waited.


Lo and behold:

Once it had turned into this lumpy gel, the four-year-old helped me to sweep it into the dustpan and threw it out into the bin. I was overzealous in pouring out the powder because I was doubtful that it would work. But it did! Apparently, Capture can absorb up to 100 times its weight and it can neutralise odours too. Talk about being a heavyweight.

For day to day minor spills, I don’t think I would use the product since it’s quite pricey. But I can definitely see how this would help in cases where the spillage is huge/gross – like a pot of stew or five eggs or even, ewwww vomit – and especially when you need it cleaned fast.

Once my helper leaves and I am sans-helper to mop up spills, I am sure I will put this product to more uses. And maybe, just maybe, I will also muster the courage to use the Gel Graffiti Remover to finally restore the corners of my walls to their rightful shade of white!

Disclaimer: I was given the products for the purpose of the review. All opinions are my own and I did not receive any monetary compensation.