The Best Spring Cleaning Hacks We Found on TikTok

Ready to start your spring cleaning?

For some, the arrival of spring means sunnier days, buying new seeds and the arrival of produce like asparagus. For others, the changing of seasons means an opportunity to clean the house from top to bottom. It’s called spring cleaning, after all!

A great place to start is our complete room-by-room spring cleaning checklist. And thanks to TikTok, we have a slew of new-to-us cleaning hacks we can’t wait to put to good use.

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Fix a Stinky Kitchen Sink

If your sinks need freshening up, it’s a snap to get them sparkling clean and smelling nice, according to @beautycaboodle. All you have to do is sprinkle baking soda over the drain, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, then splash in white vinegar. Allow the mixture to fizz and bubble for a bit and then run hot water. It’s like magic!

@beautycaboodleClean sink hack. No more stinky drains. #cleaningtiktok #springcleaning #cleaninghacks #lifehacks #nowyouknow♬ original sound – Janice

Dust Your Ceiling Fan

If your ceiling fan needs cleaning, you might reach for a feather duster to get the grime off. But then you run the risk of brushing all the dust off onto your bed or furniture. An easy solution from @stephanieboothrealtor is to use pillowcases to cover the individual blades and wipe them off. What?!

@stephanieboothrealtorCeiling fan cleaning hack #WerkItFromHome #cleaninghacks #homehacks #cleaningtips #realtortips #housecleaningtips♬ Blue Blood – Heinz Kiessling & Various Artists

Clean the Blinds

It’s also easy to overlook the little areas that accumulate dust, like blinds. According to @simplisticallyliving, all you need is a set of kitchen tongs with a pair of socks placed on them to grip and clean each individual blind. If you’re a confused, check out the video demonstration:

@simplisticallylivingSpring Cleaning Hack! #fyp #lifehack #springclean #cleaninghack #cleaningtips #blinds #dusting #learnontikotok♬ Ultimate life hacks – Kelly – The Life Bath

Steam Clean the Microwave

Bonus hack from @mama_mila_: You can microwave a cup of water mixed with dish detergent for a few minutes and the steam will soften up all the built-up gunk for easy cleaning. Are you inspired yet?

@mama_mila_No more scrubbing 🙌 #tipsandtricks #homeproject #homeroutine #homehacks #springcleaning #momsoftiktok #cleanhome #wipeitdown♬ High Fashion (feat. Mustard) – Roddy Ricch

Clear Out Those Dandelions

Spring cleaning doesn’t need to stay indoors! If stubborn dandelions have taken over your yard, spritz vinegar, clove oil or another organic spray directly onto the leaves on a dry day, and they should wither in a couple hours. If you’re going to mow the lawn, bag up all the dandelion clippings first to keep the seeds from replanting. And if they’ve really got their taproot in there, use a daisy grubber or weed puller to loosen ’em up enough to pull out of the ground.

@familyhandymanHere’s how to get rid of dandelions in your yard. #dandelion #landscapingtips #landscapinglife #yardwork #springtips #tiktoklandscapinglife♬ SUNNY DAY – Matteo Rossanese

Clean Out Your Hairbrushes AND Clean Up Your Airpods

This one from @cleanthatup has multiple helpful hacks rolled into one handy video. If you’re struggling to pull hair out of your brush, this simple trick will have it clean in a couple hours—and you barely have to do anything! Just soak your brush in a mix of warm water and soap for an hour, then pull all the hair out with a toothpick. Rinse and leave it to dry, and voila—it’s as good as new.

Next, it’s time to tackle that nasty wax buildup on your Airpods. First, grab a toothpick and remove the buildup on the edges. Then take the Fun-Tak, roll it into a ball, and push it into the grill to remove more earwax. Repeat until all the buildup is removed. Finally, grab some isopropyl alcohol, dip a Q-tip in it, and rub all around the Airpods to get them nice and clean. Leave them to dry for a few seconds, and then go back to listening to your favorite food podcast with crystal clear sound!

@cleanthatup3 of my favorite cleaning hack vids here on TikTok. 🙂👍 #cleantok #cleaninghacks #cleanthatup #howto #satisfyingcleans #cleanfreak♬ original sound – Clean That Up!

Have you ever thought to clean your cleaning tools? Or the light switches and cabinet pulls? You might want to take a look at the 10 tasks you probably forgot to add to your spring cleaning regimen.

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