By Danielle Valente published
Nifty TikTok home hacks will keep the spring cleaning mentality going 24/7/365, so get ready to channel your inner Martha Stewart.
Our go-to social media platform never fails with clever tutorials, from crafting guides to dusting how-tos. Since you're busy futzing around with your favorite TikTok home accessories, why not give these tricks a try, too?
The UK-based interior design experts at Stelrad have done the difficult work for us by taking a deep dive into #homehacks, the viral hashtag that has raked in over 404 million views from HGTV enthusiasts worldwide. From the ample uploads, the pros uncovered which ones are most worth your time. You might never feel inclined to buy a vase again. (You'll see what we mean.)
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TikTok home hacks to try around your house:
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.
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2. Empty Glass Jar Hack
Like we said before: 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!
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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.
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4. Carpet Stain Hack
When you can't get your hands on Oxiclean, there's another solution for riding unwanted stains from your rugs and carpets—sprinkling a layer of bi-carb soda on the area in question. Bingo!
Home hacks that save you time ✨🏡 #Lifehack #cleaninghacks #homehack #cleaningtips #cleanhome♬ 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!
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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 hacks of 2020 to see if you can also incorporate any of those beloved maneuvers into your everyday routine. (We're personally partial to the tied shirt trick.) Happy TikTok hacking, friends!
Danielle is a writer for My Imperfect Life, where she particularly enjoys covering lifestyle and entertainment news. She was previously the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. When she's not working, you can find her reading a good book and enjoying a cup of coffee. Follow her @dvwrites.
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