Looking for great ideas for the home? Explore the top ten most popular crafts, decor, recipes and DIY projects of 2020 featured on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.
As the year comes to an end, I always enjoy getting a little nostalgic and taking a look back at the past year. Today we’re reflecting on the past 12 months and sharing the top 10 best ideas for the home featured on Kenarry® in 2020, including the most viewed recipes, home decor, and DIY projects.
2021 is just around the corner and I, for one, cannot wait to put 2020 behind us. You too? Before we start a new calendar year filled with hopes, dreams and possibilities, I want to take a look back and see just how much we’ve created and accomplished over the last 365 days.
2020 yEAR IN REVIEW
I think I say this every year, but we truly have so much to be grateful for this year. 2020 held so many new and unexpected challenges for us both personally with the global pandemic, virtual schooling for several months and a lot of togetherness at home — and professionally with Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, Clutter Keeper® and Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort, a short-term vacation rental home we own near Walt Disney World in Orlando.
Highlights from the past year include:
NEW idea insider vip club:
Anyone can now join our Idea Insider VIP Club to get unlimited access to the full vault of unique and beautiful printables, templates and files we offer on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. With over 175+ printables, you’ll have everything you need to make gift-giving, holidays, and everyday life more special. A lifetime membership in our Idea Insider VIP Club is a great way to save time and money with easy access to hundreds of printable cards, tags, wall art, and more right at your fingertips.
NEW online shops for our products:
Earlier this year, we launched new online shops for both of our brands:
- Visit the Ideas for the Home by Kenarry Shop for digital art and notecards. We also continue to offer private label Kenarry burlap products on Amazon.
- Visit the Clutter Keeper Shop for digital resources and hanging organizers to help you get organized and stay organized. The physical hanging organizers are also available on Amazon.
This year, we secured the registered trademarks on both Kenarry® and Clutter Keeper® brand names. This one may seem small to most people, but with all the hoops we had to jump through to get them, I thought it was worth noting in my year-in-review. I, for one, am definitely celebrating this news!
new digital HOME ORGANIZATION PRODUCTS:
In addition to the Clutter Keeper Deluxe Hanging Organizers that we offer on Amazon and in our own online shop, we launched three new digital products this year to help you get organized and stay organized:
- Take Back Control: The Essential Quick Start Guide for Organizing Your Home
- Take Action Printables Binder filled with 35+ printable worksheets and tools for organizing your home and life
- Clutter Keeper Holiday Planner filled with 29+ printable worksheets and tools to help you have more joy at Christmas time
The biggest news of all for digital products is that I’m launching a BRAND NEW program in January called Clutter Keeper Fresh Start Bootcamp. It’s a fun and action-oriented program, designed to motivate and empower you and your family to work together to get your home organized and to develop healthy habits that will keep it that way in just 4 weeks.
This program was created to help women achieve a clean and organized home cooperatively with the help of the whole family because we know that if everyone is part of the organizing process your home can and will stay neat and tidy for longer than a few days.
If you are a frustrated wife and mother, or if you’re overwhelmed by too much clutter and looking for a fresh start in the new year, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss. Enrollment will be open for just five days only, January 4-8. Find out more.
vacation rental home renovations:
Our big DIY project this year was to renovate the kitchen at Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort, a short-term vacation rental home we own near Orlando. We chronicled the project through our Instagram page.
The other big news this year for Sunshine Villa is that the whole place is now POWERED ON SUNSHINE! We didn’t DIY the project, but are glad to reduce the carbon footprint to make vacations a little more eco-friendly for our guests. By the way, we do offer a special friends and family discount for Kenarry subscribers so contact me if you’re planning a vacation to Walt Disney World and I can hook you up!
COUNTING OUR BLESSINGS:
- OUR CREATIVE TEAM: Sharing high-quality content day in and day out requires significant effort. We couldn’t do it without a talented team of bloggers who work along with us to bring you useful ideas for your home and family. This fall we were blessed to have 9 women commit to serving for another year on our Kenarry Creative Team.
- TEAM MATES: In addition to our Creative Team of bloggers, we are thankful to have a team of independent contractors who actively help us to grow and achieve more than any of us could on our own. We added two new members to our team for a grand total of five people in addition to my husband Kent and I. Robin Lewis, Annie Kearns, Samantha Moltke, Samantha Root and Keri Houchin are critical to making Ideas for the Home by Kenarry and Clutter Keeper happen day in and day out.
- NEW RECORDS: We had more than 2.2 million page views and over 1.5 million visitors to our site this year.
2020 has been quite the year! Kent and I both want to offer you a BIG thanks for being part of our community. We couldn’t do this without your support and encouragement. We especially feel grateful when you give a product review, leave a blog post comment or share one of our posts on Facebook or Pinterest. It makes our day each and every time. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of our hearts!
We can’t wait to share exciting new happenings with you in the coming year. If you’re not on our Idea Insider list already, we invite you to subscribe to get our Ideas In Your Inbox so you don’t miss a thing in 2021!
Top 10 Best Ideas for the Home in 2020
Now let’s countdown the top recipes, tips, crafts, and DIY projects on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® this year. These were the most popular ideas of the year based on page views regardless of when they were published.
Handmade Lavender Sachets from Life at Cloverhill
These little bags can be used as relaxing heat pads or to freshen your dresser drawers — plus they have the bonus scent of relaxing lavender.
This is another really popular tutorial. It’s for anyone that ever bought a playground and wondered how to put it together. There are lots of photos of each step.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn what type of paint is best for wine glasses and how to paint them so they last.
Easy DIY Fly Trap from Life at Cloverhill
Tired of flies buzzing around you all summer? This easy tutorial will help you trap and get rid of them.
Homemade Antibacterial Cleaner with Just 3 Ingredients from Old House to New Home
No doubt the rise of COVID-19 made this handy cleaner rise to the top of the charts.
This is a really popular tutorial. Kent demonstrates how to build your own corner shelves. Anyone can do it, his tutorial is so easy to follow.
How to Paint Terra Cotta Pots from The Birch Cottage
This idea is another really popular one on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. Spruce up your terra cotta pots with a little paint.
With everyone staying home more this year, comfort foods, like this amazing skillet cookie recipe, are more popular than ever!
This is another fantastic tutorial from my brother-in-law, Curt! You might need a second pair of hands to build it, but this tutorial answers all your questions.
Finally, we show you how to make a burlap wreath. It’s been one of our most popular posts every year!
Did you find your favorite idea on this top ten list? What kind of ideas would you like to see us publish in 2021? Please comment below and share. We’d love to get your feedback and thoughts as we make plans for the coming year.
In case you’re curious, here was last year’s top ten ideas for the home.
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