How to Make DIY Cleaning Slime That Will Reach the Crumbs in Every Nook and Cranny

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This handy cleaning slime is great for getting all the crumbs, dirt and dust out of hard-to-reach places.

Do you remember when homemade slime was the DIY craze for kids? Now there’s a TikTok hack that takes slime to a whole new level. Say goodbye to the crumbs, dirt and dust hanging out in the tight nooks and crannies of your car with this grown-up version of Silly Putty: car cleaning slime.

How to Make Cleaning Slime

TikTok user @Blossom shared the secret weapon for cleaning out all those hard-to-reach places—slime! Making cleaning slime is just as easy as making slime for kids—except this version is glitter-free.

Here’s what you need:

  • 4-6 ounce bottle clear school glue (like Elmer’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon multi-purpose contact lens solution (like BioTrue)

Mix all the ingredients together and you’ve got a dust-busting blob of car cleaning slime. This viral TikTok hack has been viewed more than 1.2 million times! Check it out:

@blossomClean out all the nooks and crannies in your car! 🚗 #carhacks #interiordetailing♬ Mr. Clean – Yung Gravy

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What Can I Use It For?

This cleaning slime is great for getting to any crumbs or dust hanging out in the tight cracks of your car. Those cup holders are storage areas for a lot more than cups. Have you ever taken a good look at all the dust and junk at the bottom? It’s OK, we try to ignore it, too! Drop a blob of this slime into the bottom of the cup holder, swirl it around the bottom and you’ll and you’ll be mess-free in no time. While you’re at it, use the slime to get the dust off your steering wheel, dashboard, door locks, dials and even air vents.

It’s also great at getting the gunk out of hard-to-reach places in your house, like the corners of your refrigerator drawers and the areas between keys on your computer keyboard.

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