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The best TikTok cleaning hacks users are obsessed with

Dusty Baxter-Wright
·3-min read
Photo credit: TikTok
Photo credit: TikTok

From Cosmopolitan

As well as dancing videos and makeup gurus, TikTok is full of cleaning hacks that even Mrs. Hinch would be envious of. Because while you probably know all the classic ways of tidying your house, TikTokkers are sharing new, inventive ways to get your bathroom glowing and your kitchen glistening.

Here's a round up of the best cleaning hacks on TikTok, should you want to devote some of your lockdown to getting your home spick and span.

*Disclaimer: we are not professional cleaners, so please consult an expert.

1. Clean your oven and microwave with minimal effort

Mix together bicarbonate of soda, fairy liquid and water into a paste, line the inside of your microwave and oven with them and leave to soak overnight. Rub off with a bit of vinegar and watch it all shine.

2. Use bleach and toilet paper to get rid of stubborn mould

Leave bleach soaking on bathroom mould overnight in a bid to shift those stubborn bits between the seal and the tiles.

3. Get rid of container stains with fairy liquid and kitchen roll

Got tomato stains in your plastic storage boxes? Put some hot water, fairy liquid and a piece of kitchen roll in with the lid on, give it a good shake and leave it to soak. The kitchen paper *should* suck up those nasty stains and leave your plastic as good as new.

4. Use a bleach and a toothbrush to clean your grout

Reminder: your grout isn't meant to be that colour. Use the bleach nozzle to target the dirty grout, and then a toothbrush to rub away at the grime.

5. Fold your towels like you're at a spa

Spas might feel off the cards right now, but that doesn't mean you can't learn from the pros (TikTok) how to get that luxe feel at home. So what if we roll every towel in our home like this from now on?

6. How to remove red wine stains from your carpet

Use your iron's steam setting and carpet cleaner to remove red wine stains from your carpet, with an old cloth in the middle. Be careful not to burn your carpet, though!

7. Clean the inside of your radiator with hot water and washing powder

When was the last time you cleaned the inside of your radiator? Exactly. This method involves combining hot water from the kettle with washing powder, and slowly pouring it down the centre of your radiator with a towel and plastic bowl underneath. Pretty gross, but not as gross as not cleaning it.

8. Use washing powder and vinegar to clean burnt pots

A concoction of warmed washing powder, vinegar and fairy liquid looks like the perfect way to get burned bits off of the bottom of your pan.

9. Use a squeegee to deep clean your carpets

Before hoovering, use a squeegee to scrape up fluff and hair from your carpet. Looks like it makes it super fluffy too!

We know what we're doing this weekend.

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