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    May 7, 2017

    7 Easy Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

    Get organized, stay organized, on the cheap.

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    1. Prep a nutritious “fast food” shelf in your fridge for the nights you won’t have time to cook a full meal.

    Simply spend an hour putting together a few containers of basics ahead of time, then pull them out through the week. Or just try the easy snacks-to-go bin, so if you're late for soccer practice you don't have to go hungry.

    Learn how to make the system work for you on Echoes of Laughter.

    2. Remember your favorite recipes by organizing them in a meal-planning bank.

    This system uses sticky notes to help you remember recipes you loved, and easily build a grocery list whenever you want to make one.

    Read more about the system on Little Coffee Fox.

    3. Stack individual eyeshadows in a cardboard toilet-paper roll to keep them safe while you travel.

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    Convenient to stash in your bag, and they won't rattle around. From u/dasblf on r/MakeupAddiction.

    4. Make re-useable beeswax food wraps for all of your summer sandwiches and picnics.

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    Take an hour to make these simple wraps from cotton scraps, and you can quickly cover or wrap up any dish to go. Get the directions from Nifty.

    5. Store your unsightly TV remotes where you'll always be able to find them later — under the edge of your coffee or side table, using self-adhesive Velcro.

    I'm literally doing this when I get home. Velcro is cheap, just $2.98 for four self-adhesive sets on Amazon.

    6. Pin tension rods between the studs in your garage to instantly create modular storage.

    Wait, you don't have a pile of tension rods accumulated from past apartments? Just me? You can find them at the dollar-store, too. Get more garage storage ideas on Martha Stewart.

    7. Store bibs on a removable adhesive hook inside the cabinet where you keep the rest of the baby-feeding supplies.

    You could also put the hook on the back of the high-chair, or on the wall next to it. Read more about this cabinet system on I Heart Organizing.

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

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