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Updated on Aug 12, 2020. Posted on Jul 31, 2016

7 Ridiculously Easy Tricks That Will Make You So Much More Organized

So neat and so organized.

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1. If you have a collection of individual eyeshadows, store them in ice cube trays.

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You won't have to shuffle them around to find the one you want. Read more here.

2. And pick up a few more ice cube trays so you can freeze fresh herbs in olive oil to use the next time you cook.

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Melt a cube of herby butter whenever you need to sauté veggies for a quick dinner, add to the middle of a roast chicken, or let thaw on a plate for dipping bread. And never waste a good bunch of herbs again. Read the full tutorial here.

3. Organize your laundry hampers vertically to save space in a small home or apartment.

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Save floor space and put that one awkward corner to use. And play basketball with your dirty jeans. Read more about this setup here.

4. Repurpose a kitchen utensil caddy as bathroom countertop organization.

In a multi-person bathroom, everyone could have their own cubby for their toothbrush and toothpaste...and everyone could be responsible for keeping their own cubby clean.

See more of this organized master bathroom here.

5. Hang an old curtain rod in your garage to store paper towels, duct and masking tape, garbage bags, and whatever else you have ~on a roll~.

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Just be sure to store the things you have to replace most often on the outside of the rod, so they're easy to swap out. See more garage and workspace organization tips here.

6. Build or buy a skinny laundry room cart to slide in the nook between your washer and dryer.

Learn more about building one yourself here (which means you can customize it to whatever dimensions work for your space), or buy one for $24.95 here.

7. Stop kicking that giant computer charger brick around and make your cords so much neater by sticking it to the wall with a couple of command strips.

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So simple; so smart. See more of this organized workspace here.

Want more organizing ideas? See last week's tricks (plus more!) here.

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