This surprising grout-cleaning hack from TikTok makes your floors look like new

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Deep into your hours of scrolling through TikTok, you will likely come upon videos like a mascara that will make your lashes look gigantic or even Chiptotle’s weird homemade ‘tortilla fork’ hack. But some of the best TikToks happen to be ones that involve cleaning hacks or products that you can actually put to use in your own life. (Yes, cleaning can be fun!)

I recently discovered TikTok user Cynthia Sierra’s videos — and immediately got hooked. I instantly knew I needed to share her tile grout-cleaning hack with the world. And with more than 14 million views and more than 2 million likes on Sierra’s first video, it’s clear that I’m not the only one who finds this cleaning tip extremely satisfying.

In the video you’ll see some *questionably* dirty tile grout, which can easily happen if you don’t clean your floors regularly. But once she uses one unexpected product, the grout looks brand new.

The product that she ends up using is — drumroll — toilet bowl cleaner, which is actually genius if you think about it. Sierra pours the cleaner onto the grime-covered sections of the grout, lets it sit for five minutes, then uses an old toothbrush to clear out the dirt. After wiping away the excess cleaning solution and dirt, her grout is pristine. If you’re like most people in the comments who assume grout is brown, now you know.

While the initial video just shows a small portion of the tile being cleaned, she follows up with a part-two video that’s even more satisfying to watch.


I’ll do part 3 tmrw and show the whole floor cleaned! I was too tired after doing this piece! #cleaning #fyp #satisfying #cleaninggrout

♬ Buttercup – Jack Stauber

So there you have it — the easiest way to clean grout in between tile flooring is with toilet bowl cleaner. Who would have thought all these years we were only using toilet bowl cleaner for toilets? Mind. Blown.

If you have tile flooring and have tried almost everything to get your floors looking squeaky clean, go ahead and add some toilet bowl cleaner to your Amazon cart, ASAP. (You can thank us later).

While Clorox’s toilet bowl cleaner is the one used in the TikTok videos, you can shop other options on Amazon, too.

Shop: Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach Pack of 2, $3.89

Credit: Target

Shop: Better Life Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner,$11.78

Credit: Amazon

Shop: Lysol Bleach Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Pack of 4, $30.99

Credit: Amazon

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