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26 Ways To Act Like You're Actually An Organized Person

Those who can't, read stories like this over and over again. (But that's OK.)

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1. Fashion your own customized hooks and holders for everything you own with this moldable glue.

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Promising Review: "I've used Sugru on my car's gas cap to keep the metal from hurting my fingers when I turn it. I've used it on pot lids. I've installed a bathroom fixture with it instead of using screws. I've made little dots on all my USB and other cords so I can feel without looking which side is 'up'. I've coded house keys, made drawer and door bumpers, and more. This stuff isn't cheap so plan ahead, think about how you can use leftovers because you only have about half an hour at most to fiddle with it once it's exposed to air." --Maezeppa

Get a set of eight single-use packs from Amazon for $18.29. (Or just settle for some classic Command hooks.)

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2. Keep spare buttons that come with new garments on a safety pin.

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That way you can easily track down a replacement shirt button after one goes missing in the wash. Read more quick organizing tricks here.

Get a 50-pack of safety pins from Amazon for $2.39.

3. Stash sewing pins, bobbins, and the like in this magnetic bowl so you won't (painfully) find them with the bottom of your feet.

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Promising Review: "I don't know how I lived without it. It's big and holds all my pins, plus my bobbins are metal so they live there also. Everything at my fingertips when I need them. Very strong hold -- I have it perched on the handle of the sewing machine." --Denise Glaser

Get it from Amazon for $6.87.

And read our tips for organizing your crafting supplies.

4. Designate a place to hang your keys so you won't sacrifice precious time hunting for them.

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Promising Review: "I am in love with this key rack. It is so adorable and has great character. I love that it's made of cast iron, (but note that also makes it heavy). Along with looking great, it is also functional. Great item!" --Dani Arteri

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

5. And invest in some key rings that pack some major personality, so you'll know whose is whose.

6. Make good on your perennial resolution of recycling more with these stackable recycling bins.

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Promising Review: "We have these bins stacked in our utility/storage closet, conveniently located right between the kitchen and front door. It's SO easy and convenient now to just open the door, flip open the large flap, and toss in the recyclables. The colors make it even easier to remember what goes in which bin." --Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $34.36.

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7. Never be without your sunglasses or fave hand lotion by keeping everything you need in this handbag organizer that makes switching bags a cinch.

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Promising Review: "I bought the large version of this (13") for my Madewell Transport Tote. I absolutely love it. It fits all my stuff, including a wallet, Lilly Pulizter Calendar, glasses, pens, makeup case, iPad, and my MacBook Air (in its sleeve on its side.) I don't think it's a full 13" long, as there is room to slip my water bottle where it ends and the tote wall. But that's ok! Without the organizer, things are just a jumble in this tote." --Jeannine

Get it from Amazon for $9.99+. / Available in 20 color combos.

8. Plan your outfits ahead -- and save a lil' closet space -- by doubling up your hangers with a soda tab.

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Hitting snooze a dozen times will be significantly less obvious if you're wearing a nice outfit you planned out ahead of time thanks to this little hack. Finally, that LaCroix habit will pay off.

9. Carry around this headphone organizer that's so handsome you'll always remember to use it.

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Promising Review: "Nice and small so it fits nicely in my pocket, even with other things in there. The button doesn't come undone by accident, but when intentionally pulled off and put back, it works perfectly." --Ken Stayer

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

10. Abolish all the dirty excuses for washing dishes with this sink-corner organizer that holds all the essentials above the mountain of caked-on food.

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Promising Review: "Perfect size for a medium size bottle of dish soap, a large hand soap, and sponge. Stays stuck to the sink with a suction cup. Regular size sponge fits diagonally in the sponge holder,keeping it out of the way and clean while allowing it to dry. Sure beets the mason jar I stored my sponge in before." --Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.

11. Free up some space for luggage, shopping bags, and other essentials -- without forgoing important stuff like jumper cables -- with a foldable trunk organizer.

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Promising Review: "I've had this catchall, in the back of my 2015 Ford Escape, for almost a year now. It's great. Got my little gas can and emergency kits in there, along with tie downs and bungie cords. Things you may need some day. As you can see, it fits perfectly next to my subwoofer, so I'm really happy about that. Keeps my cargo area looking tight. The Velcro on the bottom keeps it in place." --DarkJamie

Get it from Amazon for $15.69.

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12. Better use cabinet space with a cabinet organizer set to feel like you have twice the space.

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Promising Review: "These shelves were strong and sturdy enough to stack pans on, as well as hold heavier objects. The seasoning holder fits my McCormick seasonings well. And the plastic wrap/foil holder is capable of being installed under a shelf, and can fit about four small boxes. Overall, this was a great investment!" --Nicole Durham

Get them from Amazon for $14.68+. (Set includes three helper shelves, one spice rack, one wrap rack, and one sorter.)

13. And if you need a little more help, this over-the-door rack is perf for cookie sheets and cutting boards.

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Promising Review: "We use this item to hang cutting boards on the inside of our pots and pans cabinet and it made huge difference in clearing off our counters. I will note, however, that this item does require assembly because it can be either over-the-cabinet, which requires you to screw the bracket into place, or it can be installed into the door with two different screws and an anchor. Well worth it, though!" --Riley225

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

14. Give your bed a lift with bed risers -- then make good use of all the extra space underneath for storing out-of-season clothes and more.

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Promising Review: "I bought these for my son's bed. He chose to use the full 8 inches available to make his bed tall, loft style. It seems sturdy. We bought rolling storage bins to put his extra (out-of-season) clothes in. Now there is so much room to store stuff underneath and no more stacks of comic boxes taking up floor space. His room looks like a different place!" --Bethany

Get them from Amazon for $17.87.

Check out more ideas for what to store in your new freed-up space in our ways to use the dead space under your bed.

15. Move your to-do list as needed by writing it on tabbed sticky notes.

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If you write it down, it has to happen. Right?

Promising Review: "I'm a college student who takes notes a lot, and these are perfect for using on rented textbooks -- which you can't write in. There's just enough space on each paper to put down important information. Nice thick paper, it's sticky from one edge to about halfway to the other edge, so it stays on pretty well. I just wish the tabs were reinforced a little better (like, laminated or something), because they bend and crease easily when your books move around in your backpack. But other than that, these are great." --maria17

Get them from Amazon for $5.69+.

16. Prevent a tangled mess of the remote lost in the bed sheets by stashing it -- and other bedtime essentials -- in this little storage caddy.

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Promising Review: "A few months ago I was setting my phone on the dresser before bedtime. My cat discovered my Android phone was fun to toss off the dresser In the middle of the night. At any rate, I wasn't going to buy a new phone because I thought I was dying, But then one day, I said to myself, 'Self, you need an iPhone 6s Plus before I go gently into the good night.' A couple nights later I saw the cat eyeing the phone, hopped on Amazon, and found this amazing product. It's worked beautifully. All it's holding now is my phone, and on some nights, a handgun and headlamp. Just in case a mountain lion tries to run off with a cat, dog, or small child." --Daniel R.

Get it from Amazon for $20.

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17. Rig up a pretty peg-board storage center as some motivation to get, stay organized in your craft room or garage.

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Get the deets on A Beautiful Mess. And check out more ways to organize your craft supplies here.

Get a pegboard wall organizer with a 36-piece set for hooks from The Home Depot for $29.59.

18. Designate a car trash catchall so your floor won't look like a landfill.

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Promising Review: "I never cared much about the cleanliness of my first car, which ended up lasting me eight years. When I bought my first car all on my own, I became crazy obsessed with keeping it clean and tidy. This little guy is tiny and you hardly even notice it in the vehicle, yet It will keep your vehicle from accumulating a build-up of tiny strips of plastic or paper." --Jenner

Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

Bring some more order to your vehicle with our products that'll make your car so much better.

19. Answer the age-old question of "Where's my Kindle?" by setting up a tidy charging station.

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Promising Review: "This is a well-designed product for charging five electronic devices simultaneously. It can charge our phones and tablets or other devices and we don’t need to find chargers for each one any more, that’s really convenient! It keeps our phone, two iPads and two mini iPads all contained in one small space. We bought the very small cords in black to go with it, so we no longer have long cords all over the place with our devices plugged in at every outlet." --Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

20. Invest in a hanger caddy and stick empty hangers on it ASAP so you won't have to deep dive into the depths your closet in pursuit of one.

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Promising Review: "This hanger holder is well-built, holds a large amount of hangers, and is great for keeping extra hangers organized. I plan to use this for future garage sales to avoid tangled hangers that I just usually throw in a box after a sale." --Marem

Get it from Amazon for $23.68.

21. Quit blindly reaching into your spice cabinet like a horror movie villain by installing these spice-rack clips on the door.

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Promising Review: "The strips came with a lot of screws that work great on my cabinet door. Now all of my spices are up where I can see them and I don't keep buying duplicates. Works well with different-size bottles." --Andy Smith

Get them from Amazon for $11.87.

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22. Avoid some scratches and bloodshed with a knife-organizing drawer insert that will also help protect your sharp investments.

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Promising Review: "After a year having this, I have to say, it's my favorite drawer in my kitchen. We didn't cut it down, but in order to properly hold our larger chef's knives, we did cut down the additional wood pieces to hold up the handles. Once we did that, this thing is gorgeous and a fabulous addition to our kitchen." --foodwinemodpodge

Get it from Amazon for $48.62.

23. Corral shower stuff in this hanging caddy that's deep enough for your fancy shampoo bottles or bath toys.

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Promising Review: "I bought this for my daughter's bath toys. Every other caddy I found had suction cups, which never work. This was perfect!" --Se2

Get it from Amazon for $19.

24. Free up countertop space with a clear makeup organizer that'll speed up the finding-the-perfect-liner part of your morning routine.

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Promising Review: "I honestly didn't think it would hold as much makeup as it does! I had both sides of my bathroom counter covered in cosmetics! It comes in two pieces, which I like because I want to purchase another set to stack and then have an extra one for the other side of my counter! The two bottom drawers are the larger size, then the top drawer is separated into two smaller ones then you have the top piece." --Amb

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

25. Make a jewelry storage station so you can zero in on your desired baubles.

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Promising Review: "This worked out much better than expected. I get home and have a spot at the end of the kitchen counter where I usually drop my stuff. I had too much stuff, too many sunglasses and was starting to take up too much counter space. I found this thing and can't be happier. Nice and sturdy, fits my wallet, sunglasses, and has space for more." --Xavier Alvarez

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

26. And label EVERYTHING so no one in your household has the excuse of not knowing where something goes.

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Promising Review: "I just needed something simple that did 2 lines and had a descent amount of clip art. It does the job, and as an added bonus, it's actually easy to peel the backing off. It splits into two pieces. On my last labeler, you had to work that finger nail between the backing and the tape to remove it. That required some time and patience. IT professionals don't have that kind of time." --Taylor

Get them from Amazon: label maker for $14.99+ and a set of 40 chalkboard labels for $10.97.

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