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7 Ridiculously Easy Tricks That Will Make You So Much More Organized

Get organized with a few small changes.

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1. Enlist an inexpensive Ikea Raskog cart to contain children's books.

This is great if you have two kiddos in different rooms, because the bookshelf can come to them, and then live out in the common area most of the time. Read more about it here.
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This is great if you have two kiddos in different rooms, because the bookshelf can come to them, and then live out in the common area most of the time. Read more about it here.

2. Organize your ribbon collection on a paper towel holder.

It'll be easy to measure off the length of ribbon you need, and you won't have to keep all of your ribbon in a cluttered mess in a box. This tutorial shows you how to build your own, but you can also just use one from the dollar store.
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It'll be easy to measure off the length of ribbon you need, and you won't have to keep all of your ribbon in a cluttered mess in a box. This tutorial shows you how to build your own, but you can also just use one from the dollar store.

3. Set up filters on your Gmail account to make it easier to sort through your inbox each day.

Find tips to actually make this happen here.
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Find tips to actually make this happen here.

4. Assign each child in your house a "clean laundry" bin, and make them take their bin up to their room to put their clothing away when it's clean.

Of course, this assumes you both have kids and do their laundry for them. Read more about how the system works at The Humbled Homemaker.
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Of course, this assumes you both have kids and do their laundry for them. Read more about how the system works at The Humbled Homemaker.

5. Cook a big one-pan dish to make lunches out of all week long.

This recipe for Pan-Roasted Garlic Parm Chicken Tenders with Green Beans and Tomatoes comes together quickly, and packs into individual lunches easily.
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This recipe for Pan-Roasted Garlic Parm Chicken Tenders with Green Beans and Tomatoes comes together quickly, and packs into individual lunches easily.

6. Download GoodBudget to help keep track of expenses — whether you're tracking spending for a family or a group of roommates.

Or tracking just for yourself! Although GoodBudget makes it easy to have multiple people share one budget. Read more about it here.

7. Pick a habit you want to pick up (or a habit you want to break), and use a habit tracker for two weeks to see how well you keep up with your attempt.

You can print out this customizable one for free here.
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You can print out this customizable one for free here.

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