These 3 TikTok spring cleaning hacks are *actually* worth trying

Take the stress out of spring cleaning

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Longer days, a slightly warmer breeze, and blossoms starting to grow on trees can only mean one thing: spring has finally sprung. If you’re anything like me, then the chances are that you're starting to feel the urge to purge your home of any dirt, grime, and clutter. Right now, I am fully immersed in the spring cleaning side of TikTok, and I'm definitely not mad about it. That's why I'm here to list all of the TikTok spring cleaning hacks you need to see before you fully jump into your routine.

I'll be honest: I really love the concept of a spring refresh; it’s just so wonderfully cathartic. Still, it takes a hell of a lot of time and effort. And, if your life is as hectic as mine, you probably don't have the time to spend hours deep-cleaning every inch of your home. 

Thanks to #CleanTok (and these TikTok-approved spring cleaning hacks) this seasonal refresh doesn’t have to be a major deal anymore. I'll be adding to this list as I discover more hacks on my FYP...

What are the best TikTok-approved spring cleaning hacks? 

1. Mopping your walls

@mykawise

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Yes, you heard that right: mop your walls to clean them. It might sound kinda crazy but according to TikTok it actually works a total treat. The key? Having the right mop and the right cleaning detergent. To remove built-up grime from your walls, simply fill a mop bucket with hot soapy water, dip your mop in the water, and wring it out. Then, mop your walls from top to bottom. For the best results, the #CleanTok-approved easy-wring mop is a great option. This works on all walls, including in your bathroom, which may be tiled. I'd recommend opening your windows after to speed up drying, though.

2. Use dryer sheets to clean your bathroom

@serenaajoyce_

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You know those pesky dusty patches you just can’t seem to reach? Well, according to TikTok, the answer is seriously simple. Use dryer sheets like these to whip away patches of dust and dirt. It might sound like a strange way to approach cleaning your bathroom, but it really works, and it leaves a wonderfully fresh smell behind. 

3. Clean your mirrors with a Swiffer mop

@maizimmy

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Got a mirror that’s a little out of reach? Then, you’ll love this handy Swiffer mop hack. Instead of standing on your tiptoes trying to reach every corner of the glass, TikTokers have been using a Swiffer mop, microfiber cloth, and mirror cleaning spray to quickly (and more easily) wipe dust and dirt off the surface of their mirrors. Genius.

We also have a guide on how to clean mirrors for a streak-free finish.

Beth Mahoney
Freelance journalist

Hi! I’m Beth Mahoney and I’m a former staff writer at Real Homes. I’ve been a journalist for the national press for the past six years, specializing in commerce and trends-related lifestyle articles, from product reviews and listicles to guides and features. With an eye for pretty things (think: quirky wall prints, scalloped edge furniture, and decadent-looking tableware) but a limited budget, I love nothing more than a bargain buy.

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