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7 Easy Organizing Tricks You’ll Actually Want To Try

Still counts if you only pick one!

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1. Try envelope budgeting for just one week.

It’s a simple, cash-based system (using cute envelopes!) that can help you stay within a spending limit without feeling overwhelmed. Try it for just one part of your life this week — say, spending on entertainment like movies, dinners out, and alcohol. Read more about the system here.

2. Stop the terrible trash bag slip by securing it to your trash can with binder clips.

This is helpful if the trash bags you have don’t fit snugly over the rim of your can. From here.

3. If your shower doesn’t have enough shelf space, use a tension rod and shower curtain rings to create some.

Great for kids bath toys, like you see here, or for your own stuff. Just hang the rod at shoulder level, and fill the baskets with your own soap. From here.

4. Or use a smaller tension rod to divide unruly drawers.

Of course, this wouldn’t work for anything that would roll under or over the rod. From here.

5. Go through your refrigerator and toss anything that’s expired or that’s gone bad.

Ashley Poskin / apartmenttherapy.com

This will probably only take you around 15 minutes! Then, if you’re feeling extra motivated (which, no shame if you don’t), organize your stuff into baskets like they did here.

6. Then use empty six-pack cartons to keep your fridge door shelves in order.

Then if they get wet or gross, you won’t feel bad about tossing them in the recycling. From here.

7. Repurpose a silverware organizer as a family (or roommate) toothbrush holder.

To keep them ~clean~, you want the toothbrushes 1) in a drawer, and 2) separated. This does both. Then, depending on what kind of organizer you buy, you could throw it in the dishwasher to get it clean. From here.

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