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7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Make every part of your life just a little bit easier.

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1. Bake a batch of protein-packed muffins so you have an easy to grab (and healthy) breakfast and snack all week.

Get the recipe for these Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins here.
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Get the recipe for these Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins here.

2. Frame a piece of garden fencing and attach a few thrifted drawer pulls for a gorgeous jewelry organizer.

This tutorial uses just wooden trim, but an old picture frame would make the perfect shortcut for carpentry. You can get more fencing that you need here for $8.97.
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This tutorial uses just wooden trim, but an old picture frame would make the perfect shortcut for carpentry. You can get more fencing that you need here for $8.97.

3. Print out this laundry symbol cheat sheet and hang it by your washer/dryer.

The printable version has even more decoded symbols. And hey, if you share a laundry room with your dorm or apartment complex, couldn't hurt to have this hung up, right?
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The printable version has even more decoded symbols. And hey, if you share a laundry room with your dorm or apartment complex, couldn't hurt to have this hung up, right?

4. Sort your favorite coloring materials (or other office supplies) by color using a shoebox and empty toilet paper rolls.

Watch the tutorial here. Before starting the tutorial, they've already glued wrapping paper and little metal labeling windows to the boxes in the photo, but you can just cover it with wrapping paper (the tutorial will show you how). They've also painted or covered the toilet paper rolls; again, that's up to you!

5. If your hot glue gun's wire rest is broken (or if it doesn't have one), balance it on a binder clip so it cools efficiently.

Read more and get more hot glue tips here.
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Read more and get more hot glue tips here.

6. Conserve any herbs you've grown by sorting them into small ice trays and pouring olive oil over them.

Then they can be the perfect starters for pastas in the late summer and fall. Read more here.
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Then they can be the perfect starters for pastas in the late summer and fall. Read more here.

7. Turn an old picture frame into a colorful dry-erase calendar with paint chips.

And use it to keep track of your life, and the month. Read the tutorial here.
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And use it to keep track of your life, and the month. Read the tutorial here.

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

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