Single parent with 14p in wallet shares reality of cost of living …

A man has divided people with his "extreme" cost of living hack that involves using the water from your iron to make a cup of tea.

TikToker Carlos (@carlosmanwelly) who makes comedic content shared a video on how to make a brew without having to use a kettle, but it seems he was just winding people up.

"To save money, instead of boiling the kettle to make a cup of tea. After I do the ironing, I like to use the water from the iron to fill the cup up," he explained.

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He demonstrated this on camera by opening the lid on the iron to tip the water into the mug where a tea bag had been placed to soak.

"And then I pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds," Carlos added as he turned it on for less than a minute.

"It's also a great way to recycle the water from the iron," he concluded.


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Since sharing his cost-cutting cuppa, the TikTok has received 972,000 views, over 43,000 likes along with a number of comments from people who were divided.

Many felt that the iron water hack was a hack too far and wouldn't make their cuppa using this method.

One person said: "That’s very extreme."

"I know things are bad but there not that bad mate," another person wrote.

Someone else added: "Holy hell ... how to ruin a cuppa tea."

"Nooooo the limescale," a fourth person commented.

While some people cracked jokes about the money-saving tips.

One person said: "I just wait outside for 10 mins in the rain to let the cup fill up then pop it in the oven on max for 5 min."

"And the crunchy bits save me having to open the packet of biscuits!" another person wrote.

Someone else added: "Use toilet water u use it and u recycle it as well."

"This is great I’m low on iron anyway," a fourth person commented.

When asked whether this hack was a joke, Carlos replied: "I’ll let you work that one out."

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