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7 Easy Organizing Tricks That Cost $10 Or Less

Ready, steady, organized.

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1. Grab some containers at the dollar store and transform your junk drawer into a ~useful drawer~.

Read more about how she did this on Entirely Smitten.
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Read more about how she did this on Entirely Smitten.

2. Prep five slow-cooker freezer meals in less than an hour on Sunday.

And because they're meat-free, they clock in at $10 or less per meal. Get the recipes for these five dinners from New Leaf Wellness.

3. Put together a school memories box for each of your kids' best or most special work from every year.

You'll get to recycle old worksheets and beat-up folders immediately, instead of letting them pile up in your kid's closet. If you get the bin ready this week, you can help your kids fill this year's folder on the last day of school. Get the how-to for this system on i heart planners.
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You'll get to recycle old worksheets and beat-up folders immediately, instead of letting them pile up in your kid's closet. If you get the bin ready this week, you can help your kids fill this year's folder on the last day of school.

Get the how-to for this system on i heart planners.

4. Pick a night to try out Unf*ck Your Habitat's 20/10 strategy — 20 minutes of work, 10 minutes of whatever-you-want.

The concept's simple and not new, but the UFYH version reminds you that you should pick a work/break time that's best for you — like 45/15, or a 5/10, or whatever — because people and tasks are different. Read more about it here, or buy the book for $12.23 on Amazon.
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The concept's simple and not new, but the UFYH version reminds you that you should pick a work/break time that's best for you — like 45/15, or a 5/10, or whatever — because people and tasks are different.

Read more about it here, or buy the book for $12.23 on Amazon.

5. Have a pile of receipts lying around? Sort 'em out using this decluttering strategy.

I'd try the 20/10 method out here, because sorting receipts is a pain in the butt, even though it's helpful for balancing your budget. Get the tutorial on Home Storage Solutions 101.
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I'd try the 20/10 method out here, because sorting receipts is a pain in the butt, even though it's helpful for balancing your budget. Get the tutorial on Home Storage Solutions 101.

6. Store your fall and winter clothes in labeled plastic bins.

To easily label 'em for later, use chalkboard adhesive paper and a chalk marker. Read more about the system on Hardly Housewives.
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To easily label 'em for later, use chalkboard adhesive paper and a chalk marker. Read more about the system on Hardly Housewives.

7. Make space in cluttered cabinets and decorate your kitchen — hang your favorite mugs on a wall rack.

This rack is made from a quarter of a pallet, and takes just an afternoon to put together. Read the full tutorial on One Little Bird Blog.
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This rack is made from a quarter of a pallet, and takes just an afternoon to put together. Read the full tutorial on One Little Bird Blog.

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

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