Cleaning: How to clean the floor – hack will blow you
Tanya is the self-proclaimed “UK Queen of Hacks”. She shares home and cleaning and decorating tips on her TikTok account, where she has 588.9k followers and has amassed 5.1 million “likes” on her videos.
This describes a way to clean the floor even more efficiently. All you need to do is a small bucket.
Tanya told her followers: “This hack right here is a game changer. This hack will blow your mind.”
Tanya takes a small bucket and puts it in the mop bucket. She then pours floor cleaner, diluted with boiling water, into the bucket.
She uses this mixture to clean the floors and then rinses the mop as usual. However, this means that the dirty mop water does not mix with the clean water she then dips the mop into.
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“This way you only use clean water to dry your floors,” said Tanya, “Isn’t this hack amazing?”
TikTok users poured in to praise the hack. One said: “This method is a much better option as you don’t dip in the dirty water… you dip in clean water every time you dry.”
Another said: “You make me want to write down all your hacks in my hack diary. PS Can I borrow that mop?”
“Why have I never thought of this?” one asked, and another said, “Genius. Hands down.”
Another said: “You should have just gone on Dragons Den, could have made a fortune. Thousands will do this, I definitely will.”
“This is brilliant!!!” another said, “and using boiling hot water makes a big difference.”
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While this hack was called “brilliant”, another has been strongly warned against by experts as it can actually damage floors. A hack for cleaning the floor suggested using washing tablets or powdered detergent on the floor.
However, a flooring specialist told Express.co.uk: “The problem with using electric detergents and washing tablets is that they are designed for extremely high heat resolution and are mixed with liters of water to be safe for use on clothes or crockery.
“On floors, where the solution is likely to be a couple of litres, the concentration is much higher and is not likely to dissolve completely, which can cause chemical stains – especially on wooden floors.”
If it’s the carpet you need to clean, renowned British cleaning influencer Lynsey Crombie, aka The Queen of Clean, explained how to get a stain out of your carpet.
She told readers that it is important to act as quickly as possible on a stain, with one of four substances. Lynsey explained that “white shaving cream” can be used to clean an unwanted spot if you get to it straight away.
If you don’t want to use shaving cream, Lynsey said “dishwasher diluted or liquid detergent” will also work to “remove stains”.