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7 Quick Organizing Tricks You'll Actually Want To Try

Cheap, doable, and helpful.

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1. Fill an empty container with rice to make a cheap countertop knife holder.

This tutorial uses black rice and shows you how to make that black and silver marbled paper. But it's also easy to simplify! Use a Mason jar, a large empty tin can, a vase — whatever you like best. Then fill it with whatever rice you have on hand.


3. Put together a week's worth of healthy lunches on Sunday night.

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These may look fancy, but they're really incredibly easy to prepare. Get the full instructions here.

4. Turn an old project display board into a homemade folding board.

Folding boards can make it so much faster to finish up the laundry so you can get back to real life (and store your shirts vertically in your drawers). And kids can learn to do it too! Get the tutorial here.

5. Download an app that will help you organize all of those photos on your phone.

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This is Google Photos, which makes it super simple to find the photo you're looking for. Search "food" and you'll get every food picture stored on your phone. Learn more about this and four other photo organization apps here.

7. Make it easier to grab your reusable water bottles by storing them on a wine rack in your cabinet.

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You can get a similar one for $29.99 here, or find a cheap one on clearance at Home Goods or another local store.


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