Just when we think we've learnt all there is to learn about cleaning, when we are sure we have become the DIY, cleaning, organising master- TikTok shows us up. No complaints though - anything to make cleaning easier, sign us up.
This week, a new cleaning hack is on the block, thanks to TikToker Whitney White (@whitneykailyn). She's a stay-at-home mum who has become famous on TikTok for her ingenious cleaning advice, becoming the queen of CleanTok. We couldn't be more excited because this DIY spray tackles the dreaded task of shudder... dusting. We're pretty sure no one on planet Earth enjoys dusting. It is certifiably the worst.
Check out Whitney's video below of her DIY dust-repellent spray, and keep scrolling for an in-depth breakdown of the steps and ingredients you'll need. We've also found hidden FAQs in the comments, so you'll know everything there is to know about the best way to tackle dust in your house.
DIY Dust-Repellent Spray: Step by Step
Step 1: Find yourself a spray bottle
If you've got an old spray bottle that's empty, recycle it and give it a new lease of life. If not, Amazon has super cheap spray bottles to buy at the click of a button. It's cheaper to get two instead of just one, and always handy to have empty spray bottles for DIYs just like this.
SPRAYZ Large 500ml Spray Bottles
Step 2: Fill your bottle up with the following ingredients...
• 1 cup of water (about 240ml)
• 1/4 cup of white vinegar (about 60ml)
• 2 tbsp of olive oil
• 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil
Heinz All Natural Distilled White Vinegar, 946ml
Morrisons Olive Oil 250ml
If you're not a Prime member, why not order a 1L bottle from Sainsbury's for £3?
Step 3: Shake shake shake that bottle
Shake it like a polaroid picture...
Step 4: Spray onto your surface
This spray works best on wood surfaces but works on most apart from metal and granite surfaces (granite does not like vinegar). Make sure to buff the spray in with a microfibre cloth.
Zolt Microfibre Cloths - Super Absorbent & Soft Cleaning Cloths (x4)
And there you have it - a DIY dust-repellent spray that will make sure dusting in your house is kept to a minimum.
We've scoured the comments to find Whitney's answers to the most frequently asked questions about the spray, so check them out below if you're curious.
Dust repellent spray FAQs
This might sound dumb, but would the oil in this get sticky after a while?
Whitney: Not when you're just using a small amount! Combined with the vinegar, they repel vinegar but also kills dust mites.
Doesn't the olive oil go rancid?
Whitney: Nope! Olive oil and vinegar together are good for 18-24 months.
Is there an alternative to the oils or is it just for scent? Don't wanna use any essential oils near my pets.
Whitney: The citrus oil helps polish as well as add scent, but you can omit it and use another scent.
(Citrus scents can be bad for pets, cats especially, so we defo suggest swapping it for another essential oil scent if you're worried. Amazon has this amazing essential oil set for just £13.59, so you have choices galore for any scenario.)
The oil doesn't attract more dust?
Whitney: Nope! The vinegar and oil together work as a repellent. Our TV stand is a dust and dog hair magnet - I've never found anything that works better than this.
Can this be used on glass?
Whitney: It can, but it may streak so you might want to finish with a glass cleaner.