The Handbook
The Handbook

Cleaning is never fun. It just isn’t. As much as we try to follow Marie Kondo’s tips for decluttering or watch old Kim and Aggie episodes, it’s never easy to convince yourself to actually start. But that’s where the world of TikTok comes in. The new social video sharing platform has transformed the way we do things, whether that’s following easy recipes or perfecting the latest viral dance routine. And, now it’s about to transform the way we clean. 

Enter TikTok cleaning hacks. We’ve tried and tested nine cleaning hacks that have been circulating the app to find out which ones are actually worth following along with. From folding a towel like a spa to tips for cleaning out your AirPods, here are eight TikTok cleaning hacks to try at home this Spring.

Folding a towel like a spa

Vanesa Amaro, dubbed TikTok’s queen of cleaning, puts together quick and easy to follow videos, from cleaning hacks to her favourite cleaning and household brands. Try out one of the videos that made her a viral cleaning sensation and she’ll help you bring the spa to you with this simple folding trick. 

Spread your towel out on a table or counter and fold the corner with the tag halfway across the towel to create a triangle. Lift over the other side corner and fold that down into a rectangle. Flip the whole towel over and take the non triangle side and start rolling it up tightly until you get to the edge. Tuck the small triangle side and tuck it into the top. Easier said than done…

She’ll help you bring the spa to you with this simple folding trick. 

Cleaning out your AirPods

With over 575k followers and 10.1million likes on TikTok, it’s clear to see that Clean That Up! knows a thing or two about cleaning. 

While your partner can attend to the trickier cleaning jobs around the house – he’s got plenty of videos to follow along for inspiration for this too! – tackle the most irritating job in the house: cleaning your AirPods. 

These get dirtier than we’d all like to admit. His simple tip includes tooth picks, alcohol, paper towels, fun tack and cotton buds.

Tackle the most irritating job in the house: cleaning your AirPods. 

Make your bed smell like a dreamy oasis

From the secret to perfectly fluffy towels to how to professionally polish your cutlery mom-style, Mama Mila has all of your cleaning hack needs on her page and she’s become something of a cleaning TikTok champion too, boasting over 4.6million likes and 210k followers. 

Make every night feel like you’re sleeping at your favourite five star London hotel and follow her simple tips and tricks to making your bed smell like a dreamy oasis. From vacuuming the mattress to mixing essential oils and baking soda on your bed for thirty minutes, to washing your sheets with a cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener for extra soft sheets, you’ll be sleeping blissfully night after night.

Make every night feel like you’re sleeping at your favourite five star London hotel and follow her simple tips.

Washing your glasses hack

This is one of those hacks that you see and immediately wonder why you hadn’t thought of this twenty years earlier. 

Discover the simplest way of washing your mugs, glasses and bottles with this easy back courtesy of @nazadanteeymon. Simply grab your typical washing up sponge, slice it into four segments with a knife minding that you don’t cut the whole way through the sponge, and tie it to a chopstick or metal straw you have lying around with an elastic band and voila, you’ll never have to struggle getting the coffee stains out of your mug again.

This is one of those hacks that you see and immediately wonder why you hadn’t thought of this twenty years earlier. 

Cleaning your makeup brushes (cheap student edition)

Cleaning your makeup brushes is something we all dread doing but honestly it’s so worth it and is very much needed. Follow Clean with Sash’s simple method and you’ll be reaping all of the benefits in no time. 

Sasha simply uses washing up liquid, a sponge and water. It really is that simple and the effects work great. 

Follow Clean with Sash for more student and cheap cleaning hacks, from dealing with mould in your rented accommodation to descaling the kettle, to her mattress cleaning tips that raked up over 5.1million views along.

Follow Clean with Sash’s simple method and you’ll be reaping all of the benefits in no time. 

Wave goodbye to your streaky glass shower door

Fed up of always wiping down your glass shower door but never getting a streak free finish? Introducing @cestsann’s shower glass hack that uses car glass spray Rain.X. 

Swap your usual glass spray for a harder and more powerful car glass spray and you’ll soon be reaping the benefits of a streak free glass shower door. She explains that you’re essentially preventing hard water stains because the water washes straight off the glass.

Swap your usual glass spray for a harder and more powerful car glass spray.

Reap the benefits of a dust free carpet

Cleaning your carpet never looked so easy. This affordable Amazon buy will help you achieve the results you’ve always wanted when it comes to cleaning your carpet. 

After you’ve finished hoovering, whip out this gadget and brush it in small motions towards and repeat until the dust starts to brush up in clumps. Repeat and reuse as much as you like to really get the full effect.

Cleaning your carpet never looked so easy.

The Pink Stuff

Everyone on TikTok is going wild over the mysterious cleaning product: The Pink Stuff. Nobody really knows what it is but it’s somehow a miracle cleaner that works on near enough every surface. 

Whether you’re scrubbing the grout in between your tiles, you’re trying to get a tough stain off your kitchen cupboard or sink, or you’re trying to clean your door handle just like @maraleebell, this stuff works wonders.

Nobody really knows what it is but it’s somehow a miracle cleaner that works on near enough every surface. 


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