Woman says we’ve been sweeping our floors ‘wrong’ – but her hack sparks outrage

A woman has shared a rather controversial cleaning hack on TikTok that shows we’ve all been brushing the floor ‘wrong’ for years.

We’ve all been there, you’ve brushed the floor and you’re left with a stubborn line of dirt that you can’t sweep into a dustpan, so it remains on the floor, or gets moved to a side.

But now TikTok user Shimere has a solution and she’s shared it in a video with her nearly 14,000 followers and if you follow her tips it could change your house cleaning habit.

To do the simple trick, Shimere simple moistens the end of a paper towel and lays it on the floor before sweeping the leftover dirt onto it, which sticks to the wet part, and she picks it up and puts it in the bin.

The video was uploaded with the caption: “A simple but game changing life hack”.

It has since gone viral, receiving over 20 million views and nearly three million likes, alongside a wide range of comments, showing people were divided over whether or not it was actually a good idea.

Some thought it was genius, but others slammed it as wasteful.

One user, named Maddie, wrote: “I hope both sides of your pillow are cold for the rest of your life.”

Another added: “The people in the comments that are like ‘or just buy a dust pan’ have obviously never swept before.”

While a third person said: “I would, but I don’t wanna waste paper towels.”

Meanwhile, another woman shared a cleaning hack that will leave your mirrors streak-free and shiny, with just shampoo.

TikTok user @Malsabena shared a clip of how it’s done, with the caption: ‘Another cleaning hack for streak free mirrors’, and the video has racked up more than 245,000 views on the social media platform.

And another video on the social media platform showed you how to keep their showers sparking clean, and required no extra effort from yourself.

In the video, the TikTok user said all you need to do is keep a brush, full of a bespoke cleaning solution, in the shower – then give the walls a quick scrub when you are washing your hair.