9 of TikTok's Favorite Cleaning Products That Really Work

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The Scrub Daddy & The Pink Stuff

Products: Amazon / Illustration: The Spruce

If you’ve spent any time on "cleaning TikTok," then you know there are some tried and true products that repeatedly make the rounds. Whether you've tried none of the above or every trick in the book, one thing's for sure: cleaning TikTok is great at inspiring you to log off and get scrubbing.

We pulled together some of the most popular and, with the help of a cleaning expert, took a look at how they’re used, why they’re so beloved, and, in some cases, if they're actually worth the hype. 

Meet Our Expert

Matthew Harris is a cleaning expert and a part of PriceYourJob, a service that garners quotes from tradesmen across the country to provide accurate estimates for household jobs.

Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser

Bar Keepers Friend Powdered Cleanser


Paired with another TikTok fave—a Scrub Daddy sponge—TikTok user @spaceystacey4 shows that Bar Keepers friend is unmatched when it comes to cleaning water stains from a glass shower.

Cleaning expert Matthew Harris of PriceYourJob agrees that this is a viral staple for a reason. “The Bar Keepers Friend Powder Cleanser does work well to remove stubborn stains without too much scrubbing. It can be made into a paste so it’s handy for removing tea stains from cups and spoons, and cleaning glass oven doors without leaving scratches,” he says—before sharing a word of warning. 

“TikTok users tend to use it to clean everything from shower screens to hobs,” Harris notes. “But it’s advisable to check manufacturer advice or do a patch test first. And for areas that have a build-up of grease or need disinfecting, a more targeted cleaning product could work better.”

Scrub Daddy Colors FlexTexture Scrubber, 3 Pack


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From Scrub Mommy Dual-Sided Sponge & Scrubber to Scrub Daddy Damp Duster, this brand reigns supreme in the world of cleaning TikTok. In fact, some version of the line makes an appearance in most videos promoting other products.

As user @jessicaann494 shows in this video, their top product—the Scrub Daddy FlexTexture Scrubber—is a particular fave for a reason. Ten in fact, according to her video! 

Rain-X 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner + Rain Repellent

Rain-X 2-in-1 Glass Cleaner + Rain Repellent

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One hack that seems to be hit or miss? Using Rain-X Water Repellent to clean your shower. According to user @juliemaui, Rain-X is the main reason she doesn’t have to scrub her shower doors regularly.

Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Dishwand

Heavy Duty Dishwand


The Scotch-Brite Dishwand might have "dish" right there in the title, but as @momthatlovestoclean shows, this handy little kitchen tool can be used for more than just dirty dishes—and with more than just dish soap.

However, Harris had a quick note about using this product. “The Scotch-Brite dish wand saves you the effort of squirting dish soap onto a sponge, but doesn’t have any additional cleaning power to conventional sponges,” he points out.

Folex 32 oz. Instant Carpet Spot Remover

Folex Carpet Spot Remover

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What started as a random Amazon find has become a definite viral TikTok sensation. As user @thekarlamarquez shows, Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remove works on more than just carpet stains and spills.

But as with almost any fabric or carpet cleaner, you might want to do a patch test first. Depending on the outcome, as Harris points out, there could be better alternatives.

“Folex Instant Carpet Spot Remover is free from odor and solvents and comes in a handy spray bottle, so it’s no wonder it’s gone viral on TikTok,” Harris says. “But, you may find a baking soda solution or oxygen-based stain remover works just as well on fresh stains.”

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

Arm & Hammer Baking Soda

This classic cleaning product is nothing new, but cleaning TikTok has taken its uses to a whole new level. As user @keepitsimplesparkles shows, it’s often added into a concoction to help clean the tougher kitchen and bathroom spots.

One of the best things about cleaning TikTok is how innovative cleaning influencers are when it comes to using products. As user @reclaiming.spaces shows, a little squeeze of Dawn dish soap can make your windows sparkle as much as your wine glasses!

Norwex Dusting Mitt

Dusting Mitt


According to @thedirtwithdani, there’s no better way to clean stainless steel than with the Norwex Dusting Mitt. Other videos claim that it also works for streak-free windows and mirrors, and when damp, is a killer dust collector. 

Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster

Downy Unstopables In-Wash Scent Booster

Courtesy of Amazon

These little scented beads are most commonly used for laundry, but as user @vrogs17 shows, she creates a mixture that she uses on her floors and carpets to create a concoction that keeps things smelling fresh. Home scents are particularly subjective, though, so depending on personal taste, it could be a definite hit or miss.

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