For me, I really don’t like cleaning. If I could, I would just do it all over the weekend but then I think of my childhood.
My mom made Saturdays the BIG CLEAN. New sheets on bed, clean out closet, wash bathrooms, vacuum, and everything else.
I absolutely HATED that also.
So with making cleaning resolutions my thing for this year, I need to adapt to at least tolerating cleaning.
And that’s where cleaning hacks can really just make the difference here.
I love checking out TikTok for the newest cleaning hacks.
There are so many clever people out there figuring these things out – it’s amazing!
And thanks to TikTok, cleaning hacks have reached a whole new level.
Here are the best and fastest cleaning hacks you can use to make your living space sparkle without breaking a sweat:
1. Clean Everything With Vinegar
Vinegar is definitely the unsung hero of the cleaning world, and TikTok has made it the star of the show!
You can use vinegar to clean out your dishwasher, washing machine, and even drains. A cup of vinegar can do wonders.
Just run an empty cycle with vinegar to tackle stubborn residue and odors.
2. Get Rid of Dust
Are you tired of constantly dusting every surface of your home? Then you need to try this magical mixture of Downy fabric softener and water!
Dilute a bit of Downy with water, then wipe surfaces to create an invisible barrier. This will help prevent dust buildup.
It’s a simple solution that keeps your space looking fresher for longer.
3. Clean Your Microfiber Cloths
Microfiber clothes are great for cleaning, but they need some care too.
Mix powdered Tide with water in a spin bucket. Let your cloths soak for a while, and then take them for a spin.
This hack helps keep your microfiber cloths clean and ready for action!
4. Keep Your Shower Clean
Keeping glass showers clean can be a pain in the neck, especially when you’re trying to take on water and soap residue.
If this sounds like your struggle, then this hack is a super simple DIY solution!
Mix water, vinegar, and dish soap in a spray bottle. Give your shower a quick spritz after each use, and you’ll easily keep mold and soap scum at bay.
5. Quick Mop
If you live in a small space that needs a speedy clean, you can always use this quick mop hack.
Take a damp microfiber cloth and attach it to a Swiffer, then give your floors a fast shine.
This quick mop hack is perfect for those areas that need a touch-up without the hassle of a full mop session.
6. Clean Pesky Window Blinds
Dust and grime love to stick to window blinds, but you can give them the boot with this simple trick.
Turn the blinds closed and brush in one direction, then switch and brush in the opposite direction.
Use a vacuum cleaner for any remaining dust.
Or, you can attach microfiber clothes to tongs with elastic bands and get into those tricky spots for a thorough clean.
7. Remove Stubborn Carpet Stains
Carpet stains can be a nightmare if you don’t know how to get rid of them. Luckily, this hack will help lift stains so your carpet looks as good as new!
Dab the stain with a cloth to lift any residue, then apply a mix of water and dish soap. Use a sponge to work the mixture into the stain.
Add a dollop of shaving cream and work that in too. Finish with a spritz of WD-40 and let it dry. Your carpet will thank you!
8. Clean Your Microwave in 5 Minutes
This is a hack as old as time, but one I think everyone should know! Especially if you dread cleaning up the aftermath of food explosions in your microwave.
All you need is a bowl of water – let it boil in your microwave for four minutes. This is going to create a ton of steam that will help soften any residue stuck to the inside.
Just take a cloth and wipe away any grime with ease. No more scrubbing!
9. Clean Your Sofa
You can quickly refresh your sofa by mixing baking soda and dish soap. Soak a cloth in the mix, wring it out, and tie it around a pot cover.
Yes, a pot cover! It helps to keep your cloth from getting bunched up on the fabric.
Scrub away, and your sofa will not only be clean but also smell fantastic.
10. Clean Your Walls
Okay, be honest with me – how often do you actually clean your walls?
If you answered “hardly ever,” I feel you.
But there’s a hack that makes this chore super easy! Mix some Fabuloso and water in a bucket. Use a clean sponge mop to easily wipe away fingerprints and dirt.
This saves you from reaching and climbing, and your walls will look amazing!
11. Clean Your Showerhead
Not a lot of people realize how much grime and scum build up inside their showerheads over time. While you can definitely remove your showerhead and give it a soak, this hack is perfect if it’s hard to remove.
Fill a plastic bag with enough vinegar to cover your showerhead. Secure it to the showerhead with an elastic band and let it soak for a few hours.
Turn on the water to rinse away the grime, and that’s it!
12. Make Your Oven Racks Shine
Okay, so I bet your oven racks are another thing that doesn’t get cleaned as often as they should. Who has time to scrub away leftovers from a wire rack?
I love this hack because it makes cleaning your oven racks super simple!
Just soak them in some hot water with a couple of laundry detergent pods. You can use a large container or even your bathtub.
Use a scrub brush or sponge to wipe away the dirt, and your racks will shine like new.
13. Clean Your Dishwasher
I know already mentioned using vinegar to give your dishwasher a good cleaning, but I couldn’t help but share this TikTok hack.
Or hacks, I should say.
First, you can run a cup of vinegar through your dishwasher or simply place it on the top rack. But you can also throw half a lemon in there to give your dishwasher a fresh scent or add citric acid to the detergent drawer for a deep scrub.
12. Keep Your Toilet Clean
Who loves scrubbing their toilet?
I didn’t think so.
Instead of breaking your back scrubbing away, well, water makes your toilet dirty, try dropping a denture cleaning tablet into the bowl. Let it work its magic, give the bowl and quick scrub, and that’s it!
Oh, and as a bonus hack, stick your toilet brush between the toilet seats to dry. This will help gross mold and bacteria from growing on it in the holder.
Check out this guide for some more cool TikTok cleaning products you can use!
13. Clean Grimy Grout
If you’re tired of dingy grout stealing the spotlight from your beautiful tiles, check out this TikTok cleaning hack:
Grab some toothpaste and spread it generously along the grout lines. Use an old (clean) toothbrush to scrub away the dirt and grime.
Finish by wiping the area with a damp cloth, and your grout will look as good as new!
14. Clean Your Air Fryer
I know how tempting it can be to want to scrub grease and leftovers from your air fryer’s rack, but don’t do it!
Too much scrubbing can damage the surface.
Instead, try this hack! Sprinkle about two tablespoons of baking soda over the rack inside the air fryer’s basket.
Follow with some vinegar to create a bubbly foam. Then, pour on some dish soap.
Top this all off with some hot (but not boiling water) and let it soak. When you pour the water out, you’ll watch all of that built-up grease wash down the drain. Give it a rinse, and you’re good to go.
15. Bring Your Cast Iron Pan Back to Life
Cast iron pans are awesome to cook with, but if you don’t take care of them properly, they can turn into a grimy mess.
Thankfully, even the dirtiest cast iron pan can be cleaned!
Start by cleaning out any big chunks with a paper towel. Then, scrub the surface with salt and rinse with warm soapy water (yes, you’re allowed to use soap on your cast iron!).
Use a paper towel to wash the pan in the water, rinse completely, and then place it in a warm oven. Turn the oven off and let it cool down.
16. Clean Your Fan
Fans are notorious dust collectors, and the last thing you want is to blow dirt all around your room!
Here’s a super easy hack to clean it up: Spray your fan with a mix of baking soda, vinegar, and dish soap. Wrap it up in a plastic bag and let it blow for five minutes.
Give it a wipe, and your fan will be as good as new!
Are You Ready to Try These TikTok Cleaning Hacks?
I know I am!
While we’re hustling through 2024, let’s take advantage of these quick and efficient tips so we can focus on living our best lives.
Add these hacks to your routine, and your home will look and feel fresher than ever!
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