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7 Easy Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Tiny things to try today!

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1. Corral all of your miscellaneous office supplies in an old Altoids tin.

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You don't have to ~fancy them up~ with cork and stamps for them to do their jobs, but if you wanted to, you learn how to make these (with a roll of cork) here.

2. Give everyone who uses your shower their own soap storage caddy.

No more shampoo bottles falling all over the slippery shower floor because you accidentally brush one with your leg. And no more dealing with a single crowded over-the-shower head caddy. You can find similar racks at the dollar store. If you hang them on hooks, make sure to use a waterproof adhesive strip. From here.

3. File your plastic lids away in old cereal boxes.

You could also use these DIY magazine files to organize other things in your kitchen, like water bottles or plastic wrap and foil boxes. If you don't like that they still look like cereal boxes, you can always cover them in pretty paper. From here.


6. Never wonder which key is which again: take 10 minutes to paint them with some old nail polish.

You don't have to do fancy shapes for this to work. It only takes a few minutes, and you'll never put the wrong key in the lock again. Get the tutorial here.

7. Spend 10 minutes making a pretty album of all of your holiday cards.

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This tutorial is for wedding cards, but it obviously would work for any type of card! Start a tradition and make a mini binder of cards for every year.