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 (opens in new tab), 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. 

@mama_mila_ (opens in new tab)

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

♬ Colorado - Main Version - Milky Chance (opens in new tab)

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.)

@melissa_riddell (opens in new tab)

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

♬ original sound - Melissa Riddell (opens in new tab)

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. 

@mama_mila_ (opens in new tab)

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

♬ Latch - Disclosure (opens in new tab)

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.

@lizamaya_style (opens in new tab)

Home hacks that save you time ✨🏡 #Lifehack #cleaninghacks #homehack #cleaningtips #cleanhome

♬ good 4 u - Olivia Rodrigo (opens in new tab)

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! 

@mama_mila_ (opens in new tab)

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

♬ Not Even In Vegas - G Flip (opens in new tab)

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!)

@thefoldinglady (opens in new tab)

♬ SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY - Remix - Amaarae & Kali Uchis (opens in new tab)

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?

@toponlinefinds (opens in new tab)

♬ One Right Now - Post Malone & The Weeknd (opens in new tab)

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!)

@valerie_hhouse (opens in new tab)

♬ Astronaut In The Ocean - Masked Wolf (opens in new tab)

9. Lightbulb Hack

A rechargeable lightbulb? ABSOLUTE. GAME. CHANGER.

@chandlerisaac (opens in new tab)

♬ Spongebob Tomfoolery - Dante9k Remix - David Snell (opens in new tab)

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 is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a new book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)