By now, your spring cleaning is probably well underway. But whether you're the type to enthusiastically tackle your home's dirtiest nooks and crannies or are completely overwhelmed by the thought of getting started, there's one spot that's easy to forget: the walls. That's where this TikTok-famous wall mop comes in.
If you haven't seen it yet, the wall mop is one of the most popular cleaning products on TikTok. It effortlessly wipes away scuffs, dirt and dust from large surface areas that can take hours to clean by hand. It's expandable up to 60 inches long, which makes it easier than ever to reach the tops of your walls and even the ceiling. And while it's truly a game changer for wall cleaning, we've found many other useful ways to put it to work.
"It helps people clean things you don't usually remember to clean, like the top of kitchen cabinets," says Carolyn Forte, Executive Director of the Home Appliances & Cleaning Products Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute. Thanks to its popularity on TikTok the mop is constantly sold out, but now it is back in stock on Amazon — and just in time for spring cleaning!
Word about this handy contraption started spreading when @livecomposed posted a video using the mop with soap and water to clean their walls. The video went viral, but they were using the mop wrong — it's much more effective with the accompanying wall cleaning spray. So they made another video showing how much better it works with the spray, and people (including yours truly!) were convinced. It's racked up over 50 million views! Users all over the app have claimed how much time it has saved them, especially parents with kids who wreak havoc on the walls. They've also used it to clean bath tubs and showers, outdoor windows and doors, and baseboards (no more crawling around on your hands and knees).
The device consists of an expandable pole and a round microfiber mop pad. Despite it's wacky appearance, the wall mop is actually super simple to use. Start by wetting the mop pad with water, ring it out and spray the pad generously with the wall cleaning spray. Then wipe down whatever surface you're cleaning and let the mop work it's magic. Try not to push too hard on the extension pole — it's all about friction and repetition. The spray is specially formulated to cut through stains, dirt, and dust on painted surfaces without damaging the finish or leaving any residue (@livecomposed even used it to clean off Sharpie). Plus, the microfiber pads are machine washable and reusable.
If you're still feeling skeptical, check out the more than 4,000 reviews on Amazon that net out to a respectable 4.4-star rating. A few reviewers complain about the sturdiness of the pole, but the latest model is made of durable stainless steel which has solved that problem.
As for me, it made my spring cleaning so much easier. I didn't even realize my walls were dirty until seeing how bright they looked after a once-over with the wall mop. It also left a fresh clean scent behind, especially in the kitchen where food odors tend to linger. Plus, you can plan to kiss your step ladder goodbye — I didn't have to pull mine out once. If you need a hand getting across the finish line on your spring cleaning to-do list, this mop will do the trick.