Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth in the outdoors, so why not let the inside reflect that with a good old spring clean? Spring cleaning is no small feat, and even the tidiest of homes can do with a good deep cleaning on a regular basis.
It can be difficult to know where to start, and giving your home a deep clean may feel like a monumental task. We’ve taken a dive into TikTok’s ‘CleanTok’ videos to figure out exactly how we should be cleaning some household staples.
Keeping your linens feeling and looking fresh can feel like a challenge, but TikTok users have come to our rescue with some handy tips on how to give linens a deep clean and how to keep them smelling fresh.
Deep cleaning linens
While just putting your linens into the washing machine with regular laundry detergent will keep them clean, it’s important to still give your fabrics a really deep clean for any dirt that your washing machine fails to wash out. TikTok user M0mmakay has provided a foolproof method for getting all the dirt out of your linens:
- Fill a bathtub or sink with warm water
- Mix in a detergent booster, laundry detergent and dishwashing soap
- Allow your linens to soak in the solution
- Hang to dry
This method will help you keep on top of maintaining that fresh feeling!
Nothing is better than the smell of freshly washed linens. It’s become such a popular smell that even candle making companies are trying to replicate it; however, that fresh smell does not last forever. Tiktok user Carolina.Mccauley has shown how she makes her very own linen spray from the comfort of her own home.
- Mix together one cup of water, one cup of rubbing alcohol, and 20 drops of jasmine oil in a spray bottle
- Spray on linens
This quick and easy recipe for creating your own linen spray will help your sheets stay smelling fresher for longer. If you don’t like the smell of jasmine or just fancy a change, why not swap out the jasmine oil for another scent?
Maintaining the whiteness of white linens
We know that maintaining the colour of white linens can be a challenge in itself, whites can fade so easily, and washing them regularly can decrease brightness over time. TikToker Refinedliving has given her advice on how to keep your sheets looking bold and bright, and it’s super simple!
- Put detergent, ⅓ cup of bicarbonate of soda, 2x tbsp of salt, ⅓ cup of vinegar, and 5 drops of essential oil into your washing machine
- Let it run its cycle – and that’s it!
This method is a really quick and simple way to ensure that your whites stay whiter for longer.
Mattress cleaning can look incredibly daunting, it’s a huge object to manoeuvre and can be heavy to lift on your own. We’ve picked our favourite TikTok tips that help with removing difficult stains from mattresses and give them a freshen up.
Mattress cleaning in one afternoon
TikToker Cleaninvogue has given her followers an insight into how she cleans her mattress in one afternoon:
- Vacuum mattress
- Pour on ½ cup baking soda and 5-8 drops of essential oils, rub in with gloved hand and let it sit, then vacuum up
- Spray with stain solution (1 cup warm water, ½ cup hydrogen peroxide, ½ tbsp of clear dish soap, 5-10 drops of essential oil)
- Spray the solution all over the mattress
- Leave to dry
This handy hack appears to be a great way to give your mattress a new lease of life!
Stain remover for mattress
TikTok cleaner Vanesamaro91 has created one of the most liked videos for mattress cleaning, with just under 250,000 likes on her video.
What you will need: toothbrush, a spray bottle, two cups of water, one cup of hydrogen peroxide, 5 drops of dish soap, a few drops of essential oil
- Mix the water, hydrogen peroxide, dish soap and essential oils into the spray bottle
- Spray the solution over the stains
- Scrub with a toothbrush and then wipe off, repeat until the stain disappears
With mattresses being so difficult to clean, this method looks like a great way to get rid of those hard to clean stains.
Curtains can be tricky to clean as they’re often made from a heavy material.
Myblissfulhome shows her quick method for cleaning curtains in the washing machine. Simply add in baking soda, vinegar, and laundry detergent to your load and wait for the results!
TikTok duo ChuckandJoe gives the handy tip of remembering to tie your curtain rings together with a shoelace, or something similar, to ensure the metal rings do not damage the washing machine drum.
TikTok is filled with loads of different ways to get clean, why not give one of the top tips a go and see how it makes a difference in your home? Spring cleaning can often feel like a chore, but with these easy-to-follow methods, you should have your home feeling fresh in no time.