Every year, from 2004 to present, Google Trends shows that searches for ‘spring cleaning tips’ peak in March. But our obsession with spring cleaning doesn’t stop there—on the video-sharing app TikTok, #cleantok has a whopping 33.5 billion views, making it a huge trend on the platform. But among the sea of cleaning content, which videos are the most popular, or in other words, most satisfying?
Intrigued to find out, End Of Tenancy London analysed which cleaning videos on TikTok have the highest like-to-view ratio, highlighting the ones that leave viewers most inspired. Using its research as our shortlisting, we’ve selected 20 of #cleantok’s most enjoyable videos.
We’re not sure what this blue spray is made of exactly but it sounded even better than whipped cream being sprayed out of a can. It worked wonders on this sink too! Side note: just how cute is that grey smiley sponge?
Even though the WC looked clean in the first place, there’s something incredibly addicting about watching a toilet bowl receive five different layers of cleaning products. The foam/white powder combo is simply irresistible. Almost makes you want to taste it, right? Oh… Just us then?
Ideally, it is said that makeup enthusiasts should wash their beauty blenders after each use and replace them every three months. Let’s be honest though, not many of us actually do it, simply because it either takes too much time or because we’re not sure exactly how to clean them in the first place.
Well, fear no more because this video from Huda Beauty’s founder proves that it’s, in fact, not as hard as we thought it would be—just use some hand soap and give them a nice little scrub in the bath.
User @ladytaphos, real name Alicia Williams, has been sharing videos of herself tidying up tombstones in Bedford, Virginia—and her followers just can’t get enough. One of her cleaning videos has topped 34.9 million views and 4.5 million likes. Cleaning gravestones isn’t Williams’ day job, but she’s dedicated to say the least.
Did you know that if, like us, watching cleaning videos is one of your guilty pleasures, it’s probably not because you’re a secret neat freak but more a sign that you’re overwhelmed in other areas of your life. Considering the amount of satisfaction we just gained from this dirty shower being scrubbed real good, we could definitely use a vacation.
Can we please first and foremost establish that this page is a safe space where we can share all of our darkest secrets? Cool, glad we can agree on that. Here we go: I’m pretty sure I’ve never cleaned my oven, like, ever. Why? Because it’s so damn hard! And it needs to be done with awful, toxic chemical cleaners. Thanks, but no thanks, I’ll just watch TikTok videos instead.
“Can someone do this to my brain?” commented one TikTok user and honestly, same.
The Pink Stuff is a miracle paste that hails from the UK and went viral on TikTok for its all-purpose cleaning abilities. You can find video after video of people wiping stain-mired cooktops spotless, scouring grease-scorched ovens and reviving dark, soiled grout. Like magic!
You’re telling me this device both vacuums and mops? Look at how shiny this floor is!
Another one from @sarahmcglory because this shower clean is too good to miss out on. Using one of these sharp cleaning tools is definitely proof of a level of dedication we’re yet to reach, sadly.
It goes without saying that this toothbrush needs to be binned as soon as you’re done clearing out all the goo stuck in your sink’s pipe. Disgustingly satisfying.
@Thepoolguyml, real name Miles, is—you guessed it—a pool cleaner who posts regular videos showing TikTok users how he cleans all kinds of pools, making his incredible pool transformations look easy. It’s no surprise users love his content. “Holla your boy for the pool work,” indeed.
Miles himself declared this pool “the worst smelling pool he’s ever seen.” That says a lot about the stench that must have been coming out of this pond. It’s during these moments that we feel lucky enough to witness such marvels only through a screen…
We swear this one’s the last pool-related cleaning video. We just couldn’t help ourselves with this moss-scrubbing content.
Most of us probably don’t realise, but that carpet you’ve had for over five years used to be white, not grey… After watching this video, we’re definitely booking an appointment at the nearest rug cleaning service—wherever that may be.
Okay, so this isn’t cleaning content so to speak, but it’s just as (if not more) addictive. Those clear plastic boxes make any food look ten times better than it normally does. We’re just slightly disappointed that the cheese shelf was left like this. What do you say, satisfying or not?
Again, some of you might consider this one cheating, but it was indeed at the very top of #cleantok. Please, don’t try this at home.
You know when you’re wearing makeup and answer the phone only to realise your screen has makeup on it too? Well, we’re pretty sure whatever this cloth is made of would work wonders on your phone’s screen too. Shut up and take my money!
We can’t stop watching this video but if it was us… It’s safe to say we would just throw this dirty tray in the bin and buy a couple of new ones. How shameful.
You know what they say, “Good soup.”
Remember the simpler times when we used to binge-watch Cartoon Network on a school night? “I wish SpongeBob was real!” most of us would holler at the playground, while day-dreaming about visiting the cartoon character in his cute little pineapple house under the sea. Several years later, your childhood visions may have motivated you to check out artworks that reimagine Disney princesses as modern women or even hotdogs—all in the guise of nostalgia.
Well, buckle up fellow cartoon lovers, it’s time to kiss your nostalgic desires—along with your peaceful sleep schedules—goodbye forever. Enter Miguel Vasquez, a 3D artist obsessed with making hyper-realistic versions of our favourite cartoon characters. The catch? The entire purpose of his art is “to disturb people.” Here are 18 of Vasquez’s most popular creations—guaranteed to make you pat the artist on the back and say “mission accomplished.”
I bet you’ve only known the wholesome yet goofy Sid who flails his arms around and manages to screw up every mission the Ice Age crew embarks on. But have you ever wondered what the iconic sloth would look like as an actual human being living among us? Hint: think someone with saggy skin, oddly-defined pectoral muscles, crusty eyes bulging out of their sockets and snotty nose dripping onto a set of misaligned and mouldy teeth. Vasquez did Sid dirty. Period. But we’re all here for it.
I’m pretty sure this is not what our 7-year-old selves had in mind while wishing upon a shooting star to meet SpongeBob in real life. Yet here we are, presented with an unsettling 3D illustration of the popular sea sponge—who looks eerily similar to Donald Trump. Scratch that, maybe Howie Mendel in his cosplaying era back in his school years?
Okay, this may just be Vasquez’s least cursed creation to date—and that’s saying something. Based on the character and protagonist of the animated television franchise under the same name, Scooby-Doo looks like the Scooby snack Shaggy would often feed him. Apart from his low-key resemblance to Steve Harvey, that is. “When you’re doing the dishes and touch soggy food,” Vasquez went on to caption the 3D artwork. Meme culture, here’s your new “What the dog doin’.”
Iconically munching on a carrot with gloved hands, Looney Tunes’ favourite anthropomorphic grey hare looks like he gulps psychedelic mushrooms for breakfast. Eh, what’s up, doc?
“Ahoy Spongebob! I’m suffering from nicotine withdrawal, gimme a pod me boi,” rightly sums up this artwork of Mr. Krabs from SpongeBob SquarePants. “It’s all about shock value,” Vasquez said in an interview with The i. “I put a lot of work into the details. A character’s bloodshot eyes can make them that much creepier, or menacing look.” Well, mission accomplished, mister Vasquez.
Sleep paralysis demons, where you at? Based on the famous characters from the long-running comic strip—written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz—Charlie Brown and Snoopy look baked in their hyper-realistic version like Bugs Bunny. The best part? The more you look at Charlie, the more he looks like Michael Cera. Potential cast if The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show ever makes a live action of the iconic duo, I guess?
Of course, Patrick is on the list. If you’ve been wondering what the pink sea star would look like as a Chuck E. Cheese employee, this is it. With ice cream dropped splat on his forehead (bonus points if you scroll to see it dripping into his mouth), single-toothed Patrick believes mayonnaise is an instrument and you cannot, in fact, “stop the unstoppable.”
Brb, Googling how to delete my childhood.
Remember how we used to tirelessly yell “behind you, Dora!” whenever the characters from Dora the Explorer asked for directions or urged us to spot something on our TV screens? I don’t know about you guys but watching the animated series now gives me anxiety. How many times do I have to repeat myself? Or worse yet, in the age where we pull down our masks to hear better, am I actually annoying the local supermarket worker by asking them where the chips are—multiple times? Well, this time, Dora ain’t playing around. And Swiper, you better stop swiping.
In the interview with The i, Vasquez admitted how he was initially an art school student at Chaffey College but got really frustrated with the curriculum. “I felt like I could learn more at home but didn’t know what to do at first,” he said. “I suppose you could say I dropped out, but it doesn’t feel like the right word. I wanted to leave to dedicate more time to my art, and felt like I was learning more at home.”
After leaving college, he started spending time sketching out the characters he had been previously drafting absent-mindedly. “I had started drawing these characters at school when I got bored, because it seemed like no-one had quite got the dimensions for what these cartoons would look like in real life,” the artist said. “I wanted to show how strangely disproportionate and creepy they would actually look.” Well, all Squidward needs in this artwork is a shower cap and bubbles.
Who knew Michael J. Fox and Willem Dafoe could make such a good intergalactic duo? Armed with a bottle, portal and laser guns, Vasquez captures Rick and Morty in their true elements in this article. Perfectly disturbing, just like the animated sitcom in question.
You’ll never binge Adventure Time the same way again. With missing teeth and a balaclava, here’s what Finn the Human would look like in his yearbook photo. His death grip on Jake the Dog (with well-defined pecs, yet again) is worth noting here.
This is what Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants would look like if he was one of the odd monsters Will Smith fights in Men in Black. Pecs? Check. Bloodshot eyes? Nailed them. The secret formula for Krabby Patties? Got it. At the end of the day, however, I’d be absolutely terrified to meet mildly-ripped Plankton out on the streets.
In an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward is rushed to the hospital when SpongeBob accidentally slams the door on him. He undergoes surgery to have his face fixed but things don’t go as planned. Instead of looking like his old self again, the surgery makes him—drum roll—incredibly handsome! Enter ‘Handsome Squidward’, whose dazzling beauty makes everyone in Bikini Bottom fall head over heels for the hunk. With five different versions of Handsome Squidward, Vasquez has got everyone thirsting in the comment section. I never thought I’d say this in my life, but have you ever seen a sea cucumber packing a sea cucumber before?
In case you’re looking for a video of Handsome Squidward checking you out, Vasquez has got you covered. PS: I can’t wait for the anthropomorphic fanfiction of the character on Wattpad now.
At the time Vasquez gave the interview for The i, he was yet to create female characters. “I have a really good idea for Marge Simpson in the pipeline,” he told the outlet. Well, who’d have thought how The Simpsons character would turn out? Now the question is, when will Vasquez add Lisa and Bart to this unsettling family portrait? Also, I can’t help but see Bruce Willis the more I look at Homer. What do you think?
For Vasquez, his inspiration to create creepy characters was triggered after his artwork of Nintendo’s Luigi went viral on Instagram. “I realised that these characters were getting a lot of attention,” he said. “I started focusing a week at a time on perfecting them. They do look like something that lives and roams in this world.” I never thought Kirby could haunt my dreams with single nail bed for hands and legs.
Ever wondered what old video game characters would look like if they were recreated with realistic graphics? Let’s just agree that if we played Super Mario with this Toad, our childhood memories would’ve been nightmare-filled rather than nostalgic. As for Vasquez, this is exactly what he aims for with his artwork. “I love seeing the reactions,” he shared. True, even if you love or loathe them, you’d definitely share these images with a friend at the end of the day. “It’s just bringing to life what the original creators gave to the cartoon characters,” he added. Wonder what Princess Peach thinks about this Toad though…
Just going to leave this blursed image here.