DIY

7 Easy Organizing Tricks You’ll Actually Want To Try

Because giant overhauls are overrated.

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1. Gently wrap any unused cords around your palm, then store them in labeled toilet paper rolls.

 

The washi tape is cute, but definitely optional. Whether you keep your cords in one extra-cord-storage box or in different places around the house, this will make them easy to identify, grab, and use (no tangles!) whenever you need them again. Read more here.

2. Hang little organizers inside of your cabinet doors to keep little things you use every day close at hand.

In this tutorial, they store contact solution. You can get containers (like this one, $5.28) designed specifically for this purpose, or just use removable adhesive strips with baskets you already have.

Also cool: the little dry erase sticker to keep track of when to change your contacts next.

3. Bake a big cookie sheet of chicken and veggies so you have a grab-and-go lunch option all week.

Meal prep! Except you can also eat if for dinner, if you wanted to. Here’s the recipe.

4. Make a plan for how you want to keep your home clean.

This chart from Design*Sponge might help get you started.

5. Attach old corks to the bottom of a cutting board to instantly create more counter space.

Whatever you’re chopping here, you’ll want to be careful that it doesn’t fall into the flame. But we’re all adults here right? here.

6. If you really don’t think bullet journaling is for you, try a to-do list organizing app like Planner Pro.

 

If you have an Apple Watch (lol) it comes with an app for that, too. The full version is $4.99/year, but you can get the free version for, well, free. Download it for iPhones here and for Androids here.

7. Help your kids learn to get manage their time by color-coding a basic wall clock.

This particular clock uses a “school year” routine, but it could be easily adapted to work for whatever you need it to, including your own time management skills.

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