These days, vacuum cleaners have all sorts of fancy features to help you clean every nook and cranny in your house. They come with brushes, little plastic attachments, and even special tools for tackling pesky pet hair. These accessories are great for reaching corners and narrow spaces, but sometimes they just can’t reach those really hard-to-get-to areas. And with all this stuff that you pay for, there’s a trick with a simple cardboard tube that will leave you thinking: “Why haven’t I done this before?”.
This TikTok cleaning viral truck actually super easy to put into action, and you’ll be amazed at how handy it can be. All you need to do is secure the paper towel roll onto the end of your vacuum cleaner hose. The suction from the vacuum will help keep the roll in place while it acts as an extension of your cleaning tool. Turn your vacuum cleaner in a magic wand that can reach those tight spots you’ve always struggled with, like under appliances or behind furniture in narrow spots.
This TikTok viral cleaning hack is even customizable to your need
Since the cardboard tube is soft and flexible, you can reshape it to get to those complicated corners or spots. You can remold it for each item and area you’re cleaning, making it narrower or wider as required. When you’re cleaning the window and door tracks, hard plastic tools often can’t reach the deep valleys and divots. But with a flattened end of a paper towel roll or cardboard tube, you can easily squeeze it into those tight spots and pick up all the built-up dirt, leaving nothing behind but clean metal. How cool is that? I know! Cheap but helpful!
You can also use it for cleaning your car! Just like in that TikTok viral video by One Good Thing By Jillee, you can use the paper towel roll on a handheld vacuum device. It’s perfect for cleaning between your car seats, in consoles, cupholders, and door compartments. You can even narrow the end of the tube enough to vacuum those tiny slots between your car’s heat and AC vents.
TikToker LifeSavvy recommends this hack if you want to clean inside your laundry machine, since the fluff can accumulate inside. You can even use this hack to extract stubborn lint deep in your dryer, as TikTokker @tipsandtrickswithq showed in another video.
Let’s refresh this classic vacuum cleaner hack: leaving your house smelling delicious
If your vacuum cleaner emits an unpleasant odor, it can detract from the overall cleanliness of your living space, but there’s a simple method that will leave your house smelling fresh and renewed. When changing your vacuum bag, consider adding a dryer sheet, fabric softener sheet, paper towel sprayed with some air freshener, or even some orange peel. These items act as natural deodorizers and infuse your vacuum cleaner with a refreshing scent, transforming your cleaning routine into a delightful experience.