Woman shares ‘game-changing’ hack to pick up dirt left behind by dustpan

Getting rid of the last lines of dust after sweeping is a task that haunts all of us.

After collecting all of the dirt from the floor into one pile, all that’s left to do is to push it into the pan and throw it in the bin – but it’s not that simple.

A problem we all face is trying to sweep that line of dust that the bristles can’t quite pick up.

Well now, a mum has shared a handy trick to fix that, and it’s literally game-changing.

TikTok user @shimmushim17 has racked up millions of views sharing cleaning hacks that just make your life that little bit easier – but it’s her floor cleaning tip that’s got everyone talking – 12.1 million people to be exact.

In the short video, the woman says the secret to cleaning that dirt is to use a wet paper towel.

She can be seen wetting the end of a piece of kitchen roll in the sink before placing it on the floor beside a pile of dust.

The woman then sweeps the dirt straight onto the wet portion of the tissue.

Finally, she picks up the tissue, which all of the dirt has stuck to like glue, with a sweeping motion, and throws it into the bin.

Since being posted, the video has racked up a staggering 1.5 million likes and thousands of comments from impressed viewers.

One person said: “I hope both sides of your pillow are cold for the rest of your life.”

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

“I am so glad I saw this. I’m just about to clean my floors!” said a third.

But a few people pointed out how much tissue the hack wastes, as one viewer commented: “Shiii lemme show my mom this watch her say that’s a waste of paper.”

And someone else, who took a completely different route put: “I usually sweep it under the couch.”