The 19 Best Home Tips and Tricks People Shared in 2019

From cleaning to decorating to making over furniture, these are the very best tips, trips, and techniques people shared in 2019


By Tikva Morrow

Clean your tub with a broom

Grab the dish soap and a brand new broom for this brilliant cleaning hack!

Use hot glue to replace broken molding

Never fear of scooping up broken roadside furniture again, 'cause this trick will save any piece!

Use vinegar & steel wool to transform wood

Upgrade an old headboard or tabletop with this wild steel wool & vinegar technique.

Turn mini blinds into high-end roman shades

Roman shades can be a bit pricey, but you can get them easily with fabric and mini blinds.

Use a sponge to beautify your bathroom

Make your bathroom beautiful with this simple & stylish sponge makeover method.

Use hula hoops to get magazine-worthy storage

These circular shelves were all the rage in stores this year, and they're almost too easy to DIY.

Make hot glue stencils to upgrade fabric

You can turn hot glue into literally whatever design strikes your fancy and use it to imprint a pattern on pillows, sheets, etc.

Reupholster a worn couch with hot glue

Forget the headache of sewing and stapling, this is the shortcut you need for 2020!

Beautify your furniture with upholstery nails

Add a bit of beauty to your furniture by creating unique designs with upholstery nails.

Stick washi tape up as a backsplash

Cover your kitchen wall in small strips of washi tape for this faux tile backsplash.

Use electrical tape to makeover a wall

You know those fancy stenciled makeovers? You can get the same effect with a few strips of tape!

Press clay onto cans for instant decor

All it takes is a few rolled up bits of clay and a tin can to make faux-chunky knit countertop decor.

Flip over a basket to make a coffee table

Find any large basket and turn it into beautiful patio furniture in 2 quick steps!

Refresh stairs with coconut oil & wallpaper

It may sound strange, but this staircase revamp was one of the most popular ideas this year!

Coil plain rope into a designer rug

You don't need to spend all that dough on high-end floor decor, just grab some rope!

Dye your sofa cover in the washing machine

In 2019, we learned that it's easier to give your sofa a fresh face than we thought!

Turn plain vases designer with lace & paint

Spray paint a lacy pattern on boring, old vases to turn them into designer beauties.

Add your own DIY labels to dishes

You don't have to settle for plain dishes in 2020, because this clever label hack is here to save you!

Clean your toilet with Coke

It's just that simple--grab the Coke, enjoy the sparkle. Thank you 2019 for the DIY goodness!