This Grout-Cleaning Hack Has TikTok Shook

It's another day of walking into your kitchen and seeing the dirty grout in between the cracks of the floor tiles. You finally decide that you can't take it anymore and today is the day you're going to do something about it. As you start cleaning in between the cracks of the tiles, you notice how hard you're scrubbing and how little of the dirt is actually being removed. Even with standard cleaning solutions and a variety of methods, grout cleaning can be extremely time-consuming and draining. Fortunately, we now have TikTok.

TikTok isn't your everyday social media app; it's a resource to use, learn, educate, and implement in your daily life. That's why more and more every day, TikTok is taking over the world. Or should we say, CleanTok. Most people probably think they have amazing cleaning skills in their homes, but CleanTok has taken it to a completely different level and has shown otherwise. CleanTok is the side of TikTok where the most effective and satisfying cleaning trends reside, as stated by RangeMe.

Want to learn how to effectively get rid of the dirt between your floor tiles? TikTok provides you every cleaning hack you need to know, and this one is no different. It's so easy and simple, you'll wonder why you never thought of it.

Here's what you need

For this grout cleaning hack, all you need is Lysol toilet bowl cleaner and a toothbrush you're happy to get dirty and never use on your teeth again. You want to start by pouring a small amount of the toilet bowl cleaner onto the grout and letting it sit for about five minutes or so. After that, you may see dirt rising to the surface, which is a good indication that it's time to start scrubbing. Once you start scrubbing, you'll be amazed.

In the video, TikTok user @cynthiasierra071 makes this process easy, efficient, and effective as she clearly explains each step, using her toilet bowl cleaner and a small Spiderman toothbrush. (Maybe a Spiderman toothbrush gets the job done a lot quicker!) As she starts scrubbing the grout, you can see how easily the dirt is removed. Then, the color in between the tiles easily changes from brown to white! She states that you shouldn't need to scrub hard at all, and once the dirt comes up, you simply wipe it off with a rag and voilà! You now have a clean, dirt-free floor.

Here's what has people talking

Many hacks go viral on TikTok these days, so it's no surprise this cleaning hack would do it! This TikTok accumulated 2.7 million likes as well as over 15,000 comments. Many users expressed their disbelief from the floor tiles changing from brown to white, made jokes about the user using a Spiderman toothbrush, and their amazement that something so simple works to this extent.

Many people also expressed that they couldn't wait to try this on their own grout, as well as their need for a part two to revel in the satisfaction of seeing the floor scrubbed clean so easily. Other people noted the importance of using gloves, wearing knee pads for scrubbing down on the floor, and resealing the grout lines after using the toilet bowl cleaner. Another user also noted that depending on the type of floors in your home, you may need to allow the toilet bowl cleaner to rest longer than five minutes to get as much dirt and grime removed.