Mbali Nhlapo
Photo Credit: @mbalinhlaphoo / Instagram

If you haven’t met Mbali Nhlapo on TikTok yet, let us put you on! The queen of housekeeping is the icon you didn’t know you needed:


South Africa (01 September 2023) — When I hear “My name is Mbali Nhlapo and I’m the housekeeper”, I know I’m in for some much-needed housecare schooling, writes Good Things Guy’s Ashleigh Nefdt.

Along with hundreds of thousands of other South Africans who love the housekeeping queen’s edu-videos, I see Mbali Nhlapo as a national hero.

From sneaker cleaning tips and tricks to upcycling ideas and getting rid of stubborn suede couch stains we’ve avoided for weeks, Mbali comes armed with answers to virtually all cleaning and care questions with an energy that actually makes you excited to do chores.

Mbali’s content is so loved, she’s garnered over 200 000 followers.

But, it comes as little surprise given the passion she puts into her content and the experience to back it all up. Mbali (40) runs her own cleaning service, Sisters @ Work and believes in the power of housekeepers who are in the industry out of love. 

For her, cleaning has its own sparkle of personal achievement, but she also understands that not everyone has the knowledge to unleash their inner housekeeper.

While Mbali might have envisioned herself as a powerhouse businesswoman, TikTok stardom is a whole other, unexpected chapter.

But, as it is with her business, Mbali takes her TikTok chapter on with both hands and helps others in the process.

South Africans Embrace Their Inner Mbali Nhlapo

@candysweet.__ we are housekeepers😭😭 #fypシ #mbalinhlapothehousekepper ♬ original sound – mya🩷

@lil.cully Can’t get this sound out of my head so here’s another one😂 #lilcully #mbalinhlapo #pov #comedy #tiktoksouthafrica ♬ original sound – Mudinda N

@nchls_b I luv ha | Ig : NCHLS_B #nchls_b #nicstik #mynameismbalinhlapo #imahousekeeper #washingdishes ♬ original sound – Nic ⭐️

Thanks to people like Mbali, SA homes will be a lot cleaner, a little more joyful and united in the power of home hacks.

Check out Mbali’s classes here!

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Ashleigh Nefdt is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Ashleigh's favourite stories have always seen the hidden hero (without the cape) come to the rescue. As a journalist, her labour of love is finding those everyday heroes and spotlighting their spark - especially those empowering women, social upliftment movers, sustainability shakers and creatives with hearts of gold. When she's not working on a story, she's dedicated to her canvas or appreciating Mother Nature.

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