Genius TikTok home hacks to keep your space looking great

These clever TikTok home hacks will make things around the abode SO much easier

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Nifty TikTok home hacks will keep the spring cleaning mentality going 24/7/365.

Since you're busy futzing around with your favorite TikTok home accessories, why not give these tricks a try, too? Trust us when we say these tutorials could be life-changing. 

Along with the UK-based interior design experts at Stelrad, we have taken a deep dive into #homehacks, the viral hashtag that has raked in over 404 million views from homebodies worldwide. Check out some of the satisfying results that are worth a try. 

TikTok home hacks to try in your own abode: 

1. Dust Cleaning Hack

Let's face it: no one wants to whip out the Swiffer on a regular basis, especially in hard-to-reach places like the top of your cupboard. Keep dust at bay by lining your cabinetry with newspapers and replacing them every time the dust piles up. 

Before the Sunday Times hits your recycling bin, give the pages another purpose. It's one of those "Why didn't I think of that sooner?" moves. 


Which one will you try first? 🌿#homehacks #hometips

♬ Colorado - Main Version - Milky Chance

2. Empty Glass Jar Hack

You're never going to buy a vase again. Use old jars to store your beautiful bouquets—a stellar way to repurpose those glasses you'd otherwise throw out. If you're really looking to take things up a notch, you can even paint and decorate them!

(If you need some inspo, we think these make the best plants for an office desk.)


Home hack! #vase #learnontiktok #fyp #hack #reuse

♬ original sound - Melissa Riddell

3. Bin Odor Hack

While you're discarding remnants of uneaten meals (like the viral pesto eggs dish responsible for many summer brunches), you're likely bound to cause a stink within your garbage pail. User @mama_mila_, who's clearly mastered the art of TikTok home hacks, recommends placing a cotton ball soaked with essential oil on the bottom of the bin. Do so before lining your bag in the pail, so that things stay forever fresh. 


3 inexpensive home hacks that will change the way you clean 🌿 which one will you try first? #hometips #homehacks

♬ Latch - Disclosure

4. Carpet Stain Hack

Once the wine hangover subsides, it's time to get rid of the dinner party evidence lurking in the carpet. When you can't get your hands on Oxiclean for that wine stain, try sprinkling a layer of bi-carb soda on the area in question.


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♬ good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo

5. Bed Sheet Hack

No, unfortunately, this is not a way in which to magically put on those fussy fitted bed sheets. (We know, we're disappointed, too.) However, spraying your base sheet with tap water before tucking it into the bed will give you a polished look that won't require an ironing session. We're sold! 


Simple hacks to make life a bit easier 🌿 which one will you try? #homehacks #tipsandtricks

♬ Not Even In Vegas - G Flip

6. Towel Folding Hack

Is this the guest bathroom or a five-star hotel? With a super-chic trick like this, make any room of the house with towels feel luxurious. 

(Psst: be sure to check out TikTok bathroom trends while you're at it, too!)


♬ SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY - Remix - Amaarae & Kali Uchis

7. Light Hack

Never wonder where your favorite mug has gone again! 

With the battery-operated, auto sensor lights, you'll be able to get a clear view of everything in your cupboard. (This will also be handy when you sneak in for a midnight snack!)

Oh, speaking of kitchens, have you seen our picks for the best TikTok recipes?


♬ One Right Now - Post Malone & The Weeknd

8. Dish Detergent Hack

Dirty pots and pans don't stand a chance now! You can soak up all of the soapy goodness 'til the very last drop. (Just make sure to rinse well, of course!)


♬ Astronaut In The Ocean - Masked Wolf

9. Lightbulb Hack

A rechargeable lightbulb? ABSOLUTE. GAME. CHANGER.


♬ Spongebob Tomfoolery - Dante9k Remix - David Snell

These tips are like a-ha moments, wouldn't you say? Which ones are you going to attempt first? 

While you're at it, be sure to take a look at the best TikTok songs to provide entertainment while you're sprucing up your space. All cleaning sessions require a sing-along if you ask us.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.