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The unusual cleaning hack Peter Overton swears by

The unusual cleaning hack Peter Overton swears by

Nine News presenter Peter Overton has an unusual parenting trick that’s hidden up his sleeve.

Overton’s daughters Allegra, 12 and Giselle, 10, wear Panama-style hats which are a part of their school uniforms.

His trick for getting them clean is easier than you think.

He revealed the genius hack to 9Honey:

"You put them on low heat in the dishwasher with a little bit of powder, no dirty dishes, just the hat," Overton explained.

"They come out looking better than new. They come out shining."

He also spoke about how one of his “great joys” is walking his daughters into school each morning. Overton embraces the chance to speak with them along the way.

"As you walk in you don't have eye contact, so they tend to just chat away and you hear things ... they're not feeling contained," he explained.

"The last thing Giselle says to me every day is, 'Will I be awake when you get home from work?'

"I always say, 'Yes you will, and if I have to go out, I'll come in and give you a kiss.'"