5 TikTok Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life

These are cleaning tips you have to see to believe.

TikTok may be known for its viral dance challenges, but the number of clever cleaning hacks shared on the popular social media platform has caught our attention. Users of the app have been sharing ingenious cleaning tricks, from how to quickly disinfect all of your kids' LEGO to the most effective way to clean white sneakers. Even the laundry stripping trend got a boost in popularity from millions of TikTok views. Here are a handful of the TikTok cleaning hacks we're most likely to add to our routine.

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Cleaning LEGO Toys in the Dishwasher

If your children have amassed an enormous collection of LEGO bricks, attempting to keep them clean and disinfected can be a time-consuming chore.

Unless you use this smart cleaning hack from TikTok user @hollyvlogsofficial: Fill a mesh laundry bag with LEGO pieces, then place it on the top rack of your dishwasher. The heat and steam will not only clean gunk and crumbs off the blocks but will also disinfect them. Watch the entire process in action.

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Laundry Stripping

Laundry stripping—or the process of deep-cleaning sheets and towels to remove all of the dirt and residue hiding in the fibers—has gone viral. TikTok user @mrslaurenelms put the laundry hack to the test, and the results are satisfyingly gross. After a five-hour soak in the tub, the supposedly "clean" bath towels turn the water a murky brown color.

Since the video was originally posted, it has collected more than 800,000 likes and thousands of comments. Want to test it out on your laundry? Grab some borax, washing soda, and detergent, then follow the instructions.

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Oven Cleaning

If your home cooking has left your oven covered in grease and grime, TikTok has the solution.

According to @giapendergast, the secret to a spotless oven is a mixture of three ingredients you probably already have at home: baking soda, white vinegar, and dishwashing liquid. When combined, the ingredients create a chemical reaction that results in a cleansing foam. Watch the step-by-step instructions.

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Properly Cleaning a Toilet

Most of us clean the toilet by scrubbing the inside of the bowl and wiping down the exterior—but how often do you think about cleaning the toilet tank itself? TikTok user @imagineitdone stopped us in our tracks with a video reminding us to clean the inside of the tank. Turns out, most of us have been cleaning our toilets wrong for years!

First, open up the lid of the tank, flush the toilet to lower the water level, then scrub the tank with a bristled brush. Follow along step by step with the video.

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Removing Stains From White Sneakers

Have a pair of white sneakers that are starting to look dingy? TikTok user @lillianbabaian shared a secret trick for spotless shoes—a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. We've tried this technique ourselves and can vouch that it works on leather sneakers!

Once all major stains are gone, follow up with a mixture of dishwashing liquid and water scrubbing onto the shoe with a toothbrush. Voila—your shoes will look brand new.

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