The TikTok Hack That Keeps Your Toilet Dust-Free

The bathroom is one of the least appealing rooms in your home to clean, but it's also one of the more important. No one enjoys scrubbing their toilet clean, but it's something you should do at least once, if not twice a week. This prevents germs and bacteria from not only lingering inside but from spreading around your bathroom when it's flushed, per Merry Maids.

Even if your toilet is clean from bacteria or germs, that doesn't mean it will look clean. Bathrooms lack the open space and circulation of other rooms in your home, and as such, hair and dust are a lot harder to get rid of. The smooth surface of your toilet is a particular magnet for hair and dust. No matter how diligently you clean and disinfect the lid, seat, tank, and sides, there's still a layer of dust that just won't go away. If you find yourself in this situation, don't give up just yet — there's one easy solution that can get rid of it for good.

Use a dryer sheet

If, despite your best efforts, humidity, tight quarters, and lack of circulation are contributing to your dusty bathroom environment, try TikToker @serenaajoyce_'s simple solution for a dust-free toilet.

In the short video, Serena demonstrates how to use a dryer sheet to wipe up stubborn dust stuck to the toilet lid and all of the hard to reach areas on it. Though not shown, this trick would work on any surface of your toilet, from the tank to the seat to the sides. She also suggests doing this before cleaning the toilet. This prevents dust from needlessly circulating as you scrub down the appliance, instead removing it before it becomes a problem. Dryer sheets are affordable, accessible, and likely something you already have in your cleaning arsenal, and the static is great for attracting dust. For an environmentally-friendly alternative, one comment on Serena's TikTok suggests using used dryer sheets.