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Tenacious TikTok cleaning recipes to blast the stains away

Destroy dastardly stains with war-like power from some of TikTok's best at-home cleaning solutions.

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Your apartment is dirty, the stains won’t come out of the carpet and you want your security deposit back.

You’ve tried all the telltale solutions, but social media has time and time again brought us enlightenment with easy, at-home recipes to fight the war on grime.

The Beet has gathered cleaning solution recipes from CleanTok with easily accessible ingredients you either already have at home or can nab from your local store for a cheap, long-lasting powerful alternative to cleaners with an ungodly amount of chemicals.

Disclaimer: All of these recipes will kill you.

Carpet stain remover

Bleach is a wonderful cleaner — albeit dangerous around colored clothing — and vinegar has proven to be an effective agent to get those tough stains out. Why not combine both? If one is good, then two is better. Mix equal parts bleach and vinegar to create an easy way to dissolve those dirty stains away. To reduce the smell, add water and for a more mist friendly spray for easy application.

For your tile or wood floors and toilet

Bleach again. It’s truly a miracle cleaner good for just about anything if you mix it with the right thing. Stains on the tiling of your kitchen floor or bathroom can be a hassle to treat and just as hard to scrub out, but a hearty mix of our handy miracle solution of bleach and a touch of Pine-sol makes the stains almost burn away in a blistering, gas-like way.

Rapid rust remover

Rust can be cleaned with enough effort, but why not take an easier route with an at-home solution you can pick up from your local Kwik Trip? This one may be a little harder to get going and calls for more ingredients, but the results don’t lie. 

Grab a Styrofoam cup, a bit of sand and some gasoline to make a one-of-a-kind metal cleaner to burn through rust on pots and pans. Start by crushing the Styrofoam into small chunks and add it to a pot. Turn your stove on to low and slowly add gasoline and stir. Once the chunks of Styrofoam start to dissolve into the mix, remove it from the heat and add sand slowly as you start mixing it again. Once you’ve created a nice paste, spread that on the stain you want off and add a little fire to it.

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