DIY

7 Quick Organizing Tricks You’ll Actually Want To Try

One little change can make your life just a little better!

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1. Go through your liquor cabinet and get rid of every bottle that has less than 2 ounces of booze left.

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Drink it, or dump it out! Or if you really don’t want to pour it down the drain, leave it out in plain sight for the week. If you don’t drink it within seven days, let it go, let it goooo…..

Then, if you want to make the rest of your stash look nice and classy, try this DIY bar cart.

2. Go through your purse and do the same thing: toss the trash.

And if you keep a ~big~ purse with lots of goodies in it, sort those goodies into two or three smaller pouches. That way, you’re looking for a big fish in a small pond, instead of a small fish in the big ocean that is the dark bottom of your bag. From here.

3. Set up an “action” box or basket to help you keep track of bills and other paperwork.

This is a tutorial for a full filing system, but you can just use the “action” box concept to see if it works for you, first. You’ll have to set aside some time at the end of the week to go through everything and file it away, but this way you won’t lose track of things that you do need to take care of.

4. Spend half an hour prepping a few gourmet instant noodle cups to eat for lunch throughout the week.

It’s healthy-ish and it saves you money. Get the how-to here, and find 14 other ideas for delicious work lunches here.

5. Take half an hour to delete and reorganize things on your phone so it stops telling you that your storage is almost full.

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Here’s exactly how to do it for both Androids and iPhones.

6. Choose one kind of accessory in your closet — be it tights, scarves, necklaces, or something else — and put your collection in order.

Get rid of the pieces that you don’t need anymore (I’m a big fan of the KonMari method), and then make a place for everything that’s left.

This tutorial shows you how to make this pretty row of clothespins, and you can find 20 other closet organization ideas here.

7. If you’re constantly losing your keys, put together a key-drop station right by your door.

 

You can use whatever works for you — hooks, a dish, magnets, or something else. Get the tutorial to make the Lego hooks here, and the mint green key catcher here.

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

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