The Best TikTok Cleaning Hacks
How often have you witnessed someone doing something impressive, and they responded, “I saw it on TikTok”? Head over to #CleanTok or your FYP page, and you’ll discover that you’ve been doing life all wrong… until now.
We’ve compiled our favorite TikTok cleaning tips so you, too, can leave mouths agape as you impress with your cleaning life hacks.
How do you make THE TikTok cleaning solution?
Clean. Everything. With this DIY TikTok cleaning solution. From countertops to glass to bathrooms. This cleaning solution won’t let you down.
What do you need?
- 1.5 cups of hot water
- .25 cups of Dawn dish soap
- .25 cups of white vinegar
- A squeeze of lemon juice
- Ten drops of peppermint essential oil
- Spray bottle
Mix the solution, add to a spray bottle, and – boom – you have an all-purpose cleaner.
TikTok Hack for Dusting
Have you been endlessly dusting with a dry cloth, not removing the dust, just moving it around, try this cleaning hack from TikTok user @jillcomesclean.
Wet your hands thoroughly, and then dry your hands with the rag. Do this a few times until your rag has the perfect moisture level to pick up dust. Using a moist cloth to dust will catch the tiny micro-dust that collects all over our homes, shimmering like pixie dust in the sun.
To add extra shine, rub down your furniture with jojoba oil.
(And don’t forget to dust your ceiling fans!)
TikTok Hack for Wall Cleaning
No one is quite sure where the mysterious handprints on walls come from (probably ghosts), but they are always there! @Cleanthatup says to spray your cleaning solution at an angle on your wall so you get more coverage, and then take a microfiber cloth mop and mop the walls in sections.
TikTok Hack for Floor Cleaning
For all of our pet lovers, a stockpile of cleaning products (or a Braava jet® m6 mop) for your floors is the best-case scenario.
You watch your dog lying on the living room floor from your pet cam all day, looking all cute and floofy. Then, they get up and decide their breakfast isn’t sitting so well. Enter mess number one of the day. We won’t even discuss the messes that are made from accidents, puppy rumbles, mud, drool, etc.
If you don’t have the time (or money) to stockpile a year’s worth of cleaning products that will be gone in two weeks, we’ve found a solution. Make one of these DIY, eco-friendly floor cleaners that are pet safe instead.
Tile and Vinyl Flooring
- 1 liter hot water
- 6 oz white vinegar
- 3 oz rubbing alcohol
- Bonus: Pet-safe essential oil to mask the vinegar smell.
Make sure to address areas that trap the most dirt. Deep clean your vinyl floor to get it looking its best!
- 4 cups of hot water
- One teaspoon of coconut oil
- One teaspoon of castile soap
Here’s a tip from @home_reimagined.
When a hack won’t cut it, here are a few blogs to help you clean your floors so they sparkle and don’t get damaged:
- How to clean linoleum floors
- How to clean hardwood floors (and here’s a blog if you’re looking for the best diy hardwood floor cleaner)
- How to clean vinyl floors
- How to clean laminate floors
- How to clean tile floors
- BONUS: How to clean baseboards
***make sure your type of floor is safe to be cleaned with these products.
TikTok Hack for a Great Smelling Home
Do you have that one person whose home always smells good? You walk in, and you’re transported to another era of finery. Okay, maybe not that fine, but their house does smell lovely. Yours can, too!
Try the simmer pot method to make your whole house smell good without harsh artificial fragrances.
How do you make a simmer pot? Check out how @sheiskd_ does it!
- Boil water in a pan
- Add sliced lemons
- Add mint leaves
- Add cinnamon sticks (or powder in a pinch)
TikTok Air Freshener Hack
Your house can smell like the feeling of getting tucked into bed as a little one, all cozied up with your bear, with this Snuggle air freshener hack.
According to @southernescape, all you need is:
- A mist sprayer
- Snuggle scent booster packs (fabric softener tabs)
Add water to the mist sprayer, cut open the Snuggle scent booster packs, and you’re ready to use it!
TikTok Hack for Cleaning a Bathroom
Your bathroom is the best-smelling room in the house…What??? It can be, with a trusty checklist for cleaning your bathroom, and these clever cleaning hacks.
Trash bin: Add essential oils to cotton balls and toss them into the bottom of the trash bin (below the bag).
Toilet roll: Add essential oils to the inside roll of the toilet paper, so your bathroom has a refreshing scent every time that roll gets used.
Toilet brush: Pour boiling water over the toilet brush and use disinfectant spray. Last, prop it between the base of the toilet and toilet seat to air dry.
Toothbrush holder: Have you ever noticed the goo that forms at the bottom of an enclosed toothbrush holder? Add toilet bowl cleaner to the toothbrush holder to clean the gunk out.
TikTok Shower Cleaning Hack
This shower cleaning routine is so easy! Get the grime off the grout and shower door with a dish wand (you can purchase it from Amazon).
Add dish soap and vinegar to the wand and leave it in the shower. While you’re waiting for your conditioner to settle in (or scream-singing your favorite song’s chorus), get to scrubbing! Rinse it off and use a squeegee to wipe the water and soap residue off the doors and walls. If you follow this hack from @alyssascleaningcompany, you may never have to deep-clean the shower again.
TikTok Toilet Cleaning Hack
We have been cleaning the toilet wrong our entire lives. Don’t worry. We’re in good company.
Instead of adding toilet bowl cleaner directly into the toilet, dump a bucket of water into the toilet to force the toilet to flush without adding more water to the bowl. Now, the water won’t dilute the cleaner. Scrub with your toilet brush, and you’re done. This is a game-changer.
TikTok Bathroom Sink Cleaning Hack
We can’t say we’ve ever heard about this home hack before but it’s brilliant! stain remover. Think about it. They remove stains from dentures, so they can remove stains from your sink, too.
- Fill the sink with warm water.
- Add 4 denture tablets to the water sitting in the sink.
- Let the solution sit for 30 minutes.
- Rinse and wipe down with a paper towel.
The results? Mold, mildew, and stains are gone!
BONUS HACK: Add baking soda and vinegar into the sink for an easy #diycleaning hack. Turn on the sink for that original sound of satisfying sizzling as it cleans your sink for you. Bonus points for the drain — this baking soda and vinegar combo also unclogs drains.
TikTok Hack for Cleaning a Kitchen
Get ahead on your cleaning routine with this cleaning checklist for your kitchen, and these cleaning hacks from @creative_explained!
Pots and pans: Add a lemon, baking soda, and boiling water. Let it simmer, and the gunk from yesterday’s fried chicken will come right off your favorite stainless steel pan.
Wooden cutting board: Add salt and scrub with half lemon. The stains will simply drift off.
Plastic cutting boards: Add baking soda and white vinegar, and then scrub with a lemon.
Measuring cup: When you’re measuring something sticky for a recipe like honey, add cooking spray first. The stickiness will melt away.
Cheesegrater: Use the cooking spray before grating cheese, and the cheese won’t get stuck on the grater.
Coffee pot: Descale a coffee pot by adding white vinegar and water, bring to a boil, and let it sit for one hour.
Clogged drain: Sprinkle baking soda and white vinegar in the sink. Let it sit for five minutes and add hot water.
TikTok Microwave Cleaning Hack
We have all made that mistake. Added soup to a too-small bowl that explodes all over the microwave. Now, @carolina.mccauley shows us an easy way to clean it up (Let’s be real; we will do it again).
- Add white vinegar to a microwave-safe bowl.
- Add dish soap to the bowl.
- Put it in the microwave for three minutes.
- Gunk and grime will wipe right out!
TikTok Oven Cleaning Hack
Deep cleaning the oven is much easier with this eco-friendly cleaning tip.
- Cut lemons and place them in an oven-safe dish.
- Add water.
- Place in oven at 250 (F) degrees for 30 minutes.
- Wipe clean with a sponge or cloth dipped in the lemon water solution.
BONUS HACK: For oven grease, mix baking soda and white vinegar until it creates a paste. Use a sponge to apply it to the grease. Next, add one cup of vinegar to a bowl and add it to the oven. Put the oven on low heat for one hour. The grease will wipe right out after that!
TikTok Kitchen Counter Cleaning Hack
White counters are pretty to look at… until they get those inevitable stains. This cleaning tip by @mommylifesquad is a stain remover that you probably already have at home: whitening toothpaste!
- Squirt whitening toothpaste on the stain and rub it in.
- Let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Use a wet sponge to scrub clean.
TikTok Dishwasher Hack
You won’t believe how much cleaner your dishes will come out once you use this dishwasher cleaning cleaning hack!
- Remove the dishwasher’s filters.
- Leave them to soak in a sink filled with water.
- Add baking soda to the dishwasher.
- Let the baking soda sit for several hours (it’s best to do this overnight).
- Replace the filters.
- Set the dishwasher to the hottest setting.
- Open mid-cycle and add a bowl of white vinegar.
- Resume the cycle.
TikTok Clothes Washing Hack
Have you ever washed your clothes and they come out still looking dirty? Laundry day is bad enough without this problem. Here’s a cleaning tip to make your clothes look brand new.
- Add laundry detergent and softener together in a cap and add to the bin.
- Add blue dish soap in another cap and add to the bin.
- Wash your clothes as normal.
You’ll be shocked at how clean your clothes will come out. Is there anything dish soap can’t do?
Thank you, social media. You’ve been a lifesaver.