A woman is leaving people grossed out by showing how much dust and dirt is lurking in the carpets of our homes – even after vacuuming.

TikTok user @Miaslaterxo uploaded a video of the cleaning hack and gained more than 1.3 million views as others vowed to try it out for themselves.

All you need to get the job done is a handheld squeegee, which are usually used on windows and can be picked up for less than £1, along with a little bit of elbow grease.

Mia says: “Cleaning tip to deep clean and fluff up carpets way more than a hoover can.”

She then takes the squeegee she purchased from Ikea for just 75p, pulling backwards on the carpet to bring out all dirt hidden in the fibres.

A squeegee is used to remove dirt from the carpet
It’s so easy to do

The pile of hair and dirt removed by the squeegee
The results show what the vacuum leaves behind

She shows off the difference in colour in the grey carpet afterwards and the huge pile of dust and hair, writing: “Final result and all the dust that came up… try it and see how much is in your carpet.”

Hundreds of viewers were left stunned by the results, as one person commented to say: “I legit have the same carpet and this helped so much thank you.”

A second said: “OMG thank you. I’m doing this right now. I have a little Yorkie and she sheds.”

And others vouched for the method, as someone else added: “Can confirm this works wonders.”

A second said: “Oh I love doing this to my carpets, especially the stairs which always seems to need it more for some reason.”

And another simply joked: “And this is why I switched to hardwood floors.”