We Tried These TikTok Spring Cleaning Hacks To See If They Actually Work

I’m sure, by now, that everyone has accidentally wasted too many hours on TikTok’s tantalizing algorithm. Seriously, how does that app know exactly what I want to see? One of the most important things I’ve learned on TikTok is how many things I’ve done incorrectly all my life. 

A corner of the app I often visit is #cleantok. It’s filled with people telling me how to expertly clean every nook and cranny of my home that often gets disregarded or forgotten. Today, we’re sharing with you our favorite TikTok cleaning hacks and testing them, so you’ll know whether they’re worth it!

Clean Your Shower While You Shower

I learned about this hack a while ago and it changed my life. Showers can get so gross and it’s a pain to clean them with chemicals, constantly. Just grab your refillable sponge, fill it with soap, and start scrubbing! You’re already in the shower and wet, so what are a few extra minutes in there? You also don’t have to clean the entire shower every time you step into it, just focus on one wall per shower.

Baking Soda and Soap to Clean Your Sink

Ah, the miracle worker also known as baking soda! Our sinks can get super grimy and gross (especially if you’re like me and have coffee grounds in them to fuel your addiction). While we can’t prevent food from going into our sinks, we can keep it from staying around! Stainless steel sinks are surprisingly easy to clean and keep shiny with this tip.

Lemon in the Dishwasher

The baking soda might have a bit of competition for the best cleaning agent. Put half of a lemon into your dishwasher to help remove the grime from your dishes and keep everything smelling fresh and wonderful! I didn’t notice too much of a difference in my dishes, but my dishwasher looked much cleaner, and the smell was noticeably fresher. 

Cleaning in Your Sleep

@mama_mila_ What if I told you there’s an easier way to clean your oven? 🌿 #kitchenhacks #hometips ♬ Rumors (feat. Cardi B) – Lizzo

We all want to clean in our sleep, so here’s how to do it! Combine a cup of baking soda and one tablespoon of dish soap to make a paste. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the inside of your oven and/or microwave and let it sit overnight. When you wake up, scrub the paste off and it’s good as new!

A Quick Microwave Clean

Again, we’re here for easy hacks that don’t make us do anything! Put one cup of water and one teaspoon of dishwashing detergent in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for four minutes. The steam the mixture creates will soften the foods that have been stuck to the microwave’s surface for far too long (ick!) and make everything easy to just wipe off. This worked way better than I thought and my microwave needed a deep clean. I put the soapy water in for four minutes, cleaned it, then did another 4 minutes to further the cleaning process. When I was done, it looked good as new!


Have you tried any of these TikTok cleaning hacks before? Do you have any other hacks we didn’t cover? Comment below!

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