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27 Organizing Tips If You're Feeling Like A God Damn Mess

For when you're feeling like a walking disaster.

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1. Suspend a shower rod underneath your kitchen sink to hang paper towels, bottles, and gloves.

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2. Stand your boots up with a halved pool noodle.

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3. Store accessories in an old shower caddy hanging on the back of your closet door.

Use a Command Hook from Amazon for $2.94 to hang the shower caddy without damaging the paint.
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Use a Command Hook from Amazon for $2.94 to hang the shower caddy without damaging the paint.

4. Pinch, twist, and flip your t-shirt to quickly get the perfect fold every time.

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This looks impossible now, but with practice, you'll get the hang of it!

5. Match all of your hangers to reduce visual clutter.

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6. And keep all your scarves and belts on one hanger with shower curtain rings.

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7. Suspend two tension rods in the bottom of your closet to create a makeshift shoe rack.

You can slant the back rung if you are hanging heels.
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You can slant the back rung if you are hanging heels.

8. Or stick your flats into file holders.

See 10 other ways to organize with file holders here.
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See 10 other ways to organize with file holders here.

9. Stack your folded clothes on the shelves of a hanging shoe rack to maximize space in a tiny closet.

Get the shoe rack from Amazon for $8.70.
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Get the shoe rack from Amazon for $8.70.

10. Repurpose a tie hanger to keep all of your tanks in one place.

You can buy two tie racks on Amazon for $7.99 if you don't have a brother you can steal from.
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You can buy two tie racks on Amazon for $7.99 if you don't have a brother you can steal from.

11. Make a carousel organizer to hang all of your jewelry from the wall.

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Learn how to make it here.

12. Tuck the corners to seamlessly fold a fitted sheet.

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1. Fold the bottom corners up to meet the top corners with the band on the inside.

2. Tuck bottom corners into the top and pull them so they fit snuggly.

3. Fold the two new corners to meet and tuck the top into the bottom.

4. Fold longways three times over and then fold that skinny piece three times so that the whole thing fits into a snug square.

13. Store each of your sheet sets in a pillowcase, so later you can grab a full set at once.

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14. Attach your phone to your car's air vent with a hair band.

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Just thread the band through the vent and stretch the two links with your finger. Then, slide your phone sideways through the opening you just made and flatten your phone against the vent. The band will hold it in place.

15. Stick cupcake wrappers into cupholders to catch crumbs and other junk, and keep your car cleaner.

The paper liners work great as long as you're not often using the cupholders for to hold drinks. If you are, use silicone cupcake liners — they'll hold up when your drinks sweat.
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The paper liners work great as long as you're not often using the cupholders for to hold drinks. If you are, use silicone cupcake liners — they'll hold up when your drinks sweat.

16. Suction a shower caddy to the window to keep your ice scraper and flashlight handy on cold winter mornings.

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17. And tie a shoe organizer to the back seat headrests for a car organization ~station~.

Use the pockets to hold toys, snacks, or cleaning supplies.
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Use the pockets to hold toys, snacks, or cleaning supplies.

18. Magnetize your makeup to hang it on the wall.

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Get the instructions here.

19. Make a grid that can hold all the small things in your big bag, using braided elastic and an old clipboard.

Get the instructions here.
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Get the instructions here.

20. Clear out your purse weekly so you only have one of each necessity.

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Make sure you only have one lipstick, one pen, and one pack of gum.

21. And buy travel-sized versions of your favorite cosmetics to reduce clutter.

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22. And stow toiletries and cosmetics in clear pouches to grab exactly what you need without shuffling around a dark purse.

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23. Keep business cards in a mints tin.

Perfect fit!
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Perfect fit!

24. Wrap cords in a figure-eight to keep them from getting knotted.

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25. And store all of your cords in an eyeglass case.

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26. Choose a smaller wallet to limit your cards and cash to keep the essentials on hand.

Get one from Amazon for $16.95.
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Get one from Amazon for $16.95.

27. Sort through expired coupons every month or so.

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