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    7 Easy Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

    And it's okay to only pick one!

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    1. Use ~all~ of the space in your kitchen by storing bulk foods in baskets on top of your cabinets.

    Both wire and woven baskets would look equally great. It just depends on your personal style!

    From here.

    2. Transform an empty beer tote into a pretty organizer.

    You can use it for craft supplies, like the blogger does, or to organize other things, like your TV remotes. Get the tutorial here.

    3. Turn two old coffee cans into a miniature recycling corner.

    Old batteries, be gone! From here.

    4. Stand an old wood pallet on its side for instant garage organization.

    Learn how to find free pallets here. From here.

    5. Make sure you're storing all of your food so it lasts as long as possible.

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    See exactly how to store your fruits, veggies, meats, dairy, fish, and bread here.

    6. Download Big Oven to get your grocery list organized.

    It features hundreds of thousands of recipes that you can drag and drop into a menu plan. Then you can make a grocery list, and go shopping! Lots of stuff left in your fridge? You can enter three different ingredients to find recipes that you can make with them. Get it here, for free.

    7. Pour some inexpensive river rocks into a tray for an instant drip-catching shoe tray.

    It's winter, which probably means lots of snow or lots of rain. Keep your floors cleaner by putting together this simple tray, and asking your family to drop their shoes there when they come in the door. Get a tutorial to make it from scratch here. Or, pick up an affordable boot tray (this one is $7.99), and fill it with rocks (you can usually find those at your local garden or hardware store).