Genius hack shows how to clean a cutting board without a sponge

No need for a sponge — this woman’s cutting board cleaning hack uses just a lemon and some baking soda.


🍋My mom taught me to clean the cutting board this way and honestly—nothing compares🍋 #FomotionalFinds #cleaningtiktok #cleantok #asmrsounds #asmr #fyp #cleaningasmr

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Holli (@hollicleans) is a TikToker who shares a wide variety of nifty cleaning and organizational hacks. Holli has shared videos showing how she cleans her bathroom, organizes her child’s room and even how she goes grocery shopping. Recently, Holli shared a hack that was passed down to her from her mother. In the video, Holli shows how she cleans her wood cutting board using baking soda and a lemon. No soap or sponge needed!

The video begins with Holli transferring the dirty cutting board from the counter to the sink.

“My mom taught me to clean the cutting board this way and, honestly — nothing compares,” Holli explains in a caption. 

Holli turns the sink on and sprays the board with water. Then she places the cutting board flat on the bottom of the sink and pours a generous helping of baking soda across the entire board. 

She makes sure that as much of the board as possible is coated with baking soda. Then she slices a lemon in half and squeezes the juice onto the baking soda. When the lemon juice and baking soda combine, the baking soda begins to bubble, making a satisfying hissing sound.

After squeezing the lemon juice onto the board, Holli uses the leftover lemon halves as sponges. She holds one lemon half by the rind and scrubs the cutting board in small circles. 

Once the board is thoroughly scrubbed, Holli rinses it off with water and wipes it down with a towel. She places the cutting board back onto the counter and shows viewers how sparkling clean it is. 

TikTokers have mixed reactions to the cleaning hack

Many viewers applauded the ingenious hack, while others were skeptical. 

“I use salt and lemon but it doesn’t get rid of the onion smell. I never thought of baking soda!” one viewer wrote. 

“Awesome job!” commented another TikToker.

“I just rinse it and call it a day,” another TikToker wrote.

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